Aldrin, Edwin Eugene, Sr., Col

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Primary Unit
1946-1956, Air Force Reserve Command
Service Years
1917 - 1956
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Aldrin, Edwin Eugene, Sr., Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Worcester, Massachusetts
Last Address
San Francisco, California

Date of Passing
Dec 28, 1974
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2, Grave E-156

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Last Known Activity
He had a very long career serving in the USAAS, USAAC, USAAF, and USAFR during WWI, WWII, and the Cold War. He was the father of astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
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 1926-1926, DH-4 Bomber
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Specifications (DH.4 - Eagle VIII engine)

General characteristics

* Crew: 2
* Length: 30 ft 8 in (9.35 m)
* Wingspan: 43 feet 4 in (13.21 m)
* Height: 11 ft (3.35 m)
* Wing area: 434 ft (40 m)
* Empty weight: 2,387 lb (1,085 kg)
* Loaded weight: 3,472 lb (1,578 kg)
* Powerplant: 1 Rolls-Royce Eagle VII inline liquid cooled piston, 375 hp (or 230 hp/171.5 kW for BHP Puma) (289 kW)


* Maximum speed: 143 mph (106 mph for Puma) (171 km/h) at sea level
* Range: 470 mi (770 km)
* Service ceiling: 22,000 ft (6,700 m)
* Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (305 m/min)
* Wing loading: 8 lb/ft (39.5 kg/m)
* Power/mass: 0.108 hp/lb (0.266 kW/kg)
* Endurance: 3 hr
* Climb to 10,000 ft: 9 min


* Forward-firing .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine gun
* Lewis gun on Scarff ring at rear
* 460 lb (210 kg) of bombs

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