Jones, Gerald, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
60650-Flight Traffic Specialist
Last AFSC Group
Transportation and Logistics
Primary Unit
1966-1966, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
Service Years
1959 - 1966
Staff Sergeant

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Contact Info
Home Town
Claxton, Georgia
Last Address
Boynton Beach

Date of Passing
Sep 29, 2018
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 25Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2004, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 25 (Palm Beach, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Other Comments:

The Military Airlift Command (MAC) is an inactive United States Air Force Major Command, headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Established in on 1 January 1966, MAC was the primary strategic airlift organization of the Air Force until 1974, when Air Force tactical airlift units were merged into MAC to create a unified airlift organization.

In 1982, the World War II Air Transport Command (ATC) (1942-1948) and the postwar Military Air Transport Service (MATS) (1948-1966) were consolidated with MAC, providing a continuous history of long range airlift. Inactivated on 1 June 1992, its personnel and equipment were reassigned to the new Air Mobility Command.

MAC supported USAF Special Operations forces organized under MATS on an as-required basis until the establishment of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in 1990.


 Tributes from Members  
His obituary posted by 203 McClelland, Robert Bruce, Jr. (Bruce, aka Mac), SSgt 44
Notice of Death for SSgt Gerald (Jerry) ... posted by 00 Bucy, Darrell (TWS Admin) 3
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 1960-1963, RB-47 Stratojet
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 RB-47 Stratojet Details

Aircraft/Missile Information
The reconnaissance version of the B-47 was the only plane which flew actual combat missions that the military may have found necessary to perform in case of nuclear war. They were used to constantly check weather along projected bombing routes, photograph enemy installations and monitor defensive radar systems. The reconnaissance models of the B-47 provided invaluable data for Strategic Air Command?s huge bomber fleet during the period 1954 to 1964. The secret to its success was versatility and the capability of the air frame to adapt to a number of varied missions while still maintaining excellent performance.

RB-47 Specifications
Manufacturer: Boeing Aircraft Company (primary), Douglas and Lockheed
Nickname: Stratojet
Crew: 3 - Pilot, Copilot, Navigator
Gross Weight: 206,700 lbs
No. of Engines: 6
Powerplant: General Electric J-47-GE-25 turbojet engines; JATO (Jet Assisted Take-Off) using auxiliary rocket motors that are jettisoned after take-off.
Thrust (each): 7,200 lbs
Combat Speed: 557 mph at 38,500 ft
Max Speed: 600 mph
Service Ceiling: 40,500 ft
Range: 4,000 mi
Tail Guns: 2 - .20mm cannons in remote tail turret

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Last Updated: Jul 6, 2013
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  • Buss, Norbert, A1C, (1960-1964)
  • Downing, Gerald, SSgt, (1961-1981)
  • Fritz, Joseph D, A2C, (1956-1960)
  • Griffin, Donald M, Col, (1943-1981)
  • Henthorn, B.J., MSgt, (1955-1977)
  • Jones, Donald, MSgt, (1958-1979)
  • Keathley, John, Sgt, (1962-1968)
  • Kovacs, John, Lt Col, (1956-1982)
  • Kulp, Clark, A1C, (1961-1966)
  • Lagace, Gerard, A2C, (1959-1962)
  • Lee, Francis (carl), Maj, (1947-1970)
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  • Olmstead, Freeman Bruce, Col, (1957-1983)
  • Salem, Carl, A2C, (1960-2011)
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  • Vaughn, James B., A2C, (1957-1961)
  • Weiner, Arthur, Col, (1955-1985)
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