Adams, Gordon, SMSgt

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Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
112X0-In-Flight Refueling Operator
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1951-1972, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Service Years
1945 - 1971
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Senior Master Sergeant

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Gerald Jones (Jerry)-Deceased to remember Adams, Gordon (Gordy), SMSgt USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
St. Louis, MO
Last Address
Bossier City, LA

Date of Passing
Jun 16, 2012
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Fully retired after second career.
Other Comments:
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 2003-2003, KC-97 Stratotanker
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 KC-97 Stratotanker Details

Aircraft/Missile Information
General characteristics

* Crew: five (two pilots, navigator, flight engineer, boom operator)
* Capacity: 9,000 gal (34,000 L) of jet fuel
* Length: 117 ft 5 in (m)
* Wingspan: 141 ft 2 in (m)
* Height: 38 ft 4 in (m)
* Wing area: ft (m)
* Empty weight: 82,500 lb (kg)
* Loaded weight: 153,000 lb (kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 175,000 lb (kg)
* Powerplant:
o 2 General Electric J47-GE-23 turbojets, 5,790 lbf (kN) each
o 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-59 radial engines, 3,500 hp (kW) each


* Maximum speed: 400 mph (km/h)
* Cruise speed: 230 mph (km/h)
* Range: 2,300 mi (km)
* Service ceiling 30,000 ft (m)
* Rate of climb: ft/min (m/s)
* Wing loading: lb/ft (kg/m)
* Power/mass (prop): hp/lb (kW/kg)

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2013
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  28 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Allen, Bradley, SSgt, (1955-1964)
  • Allen, William, Sgt, (1964-1970)
  • Ayres, Robert, A2C, (1957-1962)
  • Campbell, William, SSgt, (1962-1978)
  • Chumley, Gary, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Coddington, Gary, A2C, (1962-1965)
  • McGhee, Thomas, A1C, (1962-1966)
  • Oxford, Greg, CMSgt, (1965-2001)
  • Wilkerson, Howard, SMSgt, (1960-1984)
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