Adkins, Eugene, Maj

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
4091-Aerospace Maintenance Director
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1960-1961, 1451G, 11th Field Maintenance Squadron
Service Years
1940 - 1961
Officer Collar Insignia
Major

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Johnson City
Last Address
Washington County, TN

Date of Passing
Nov 03, 1995
 
Location of Interment
Mountain Home National Cemetery - Mountain Home, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: LL, 0, 767

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Air Force Retired Engineering Specialist


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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 1940-1942, B-17 Flying Fortress
From Year
1940
To Year
1942
   
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Specifications

Model Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Length 74.74 ft | 22.78 m
Width 103.74 ft | 31.62 m
Height 19.09 ft | 5.82 m
Engine(s) 4 x Wright Cyclone R-1820-97 radial piston engines generating 1,200 hp each.
Empty Weight 36,136 lbs | 16,391 kg
MTOW 72,003 lbs | 32,660 kg
Max Speed 287 mph | 462 km/h | 249 kts
Max Range 2,001 miles | 3,220 km
Ceiling 35,597 ft | 10,850 m | 6.7 miles
Climb Rate 540.5 ft/min (164.7 m/min)
Hardpoints 0
Armament 2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered dorsal turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered "belly" turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in tail gun position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left front "cheek" position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right front "cheek" position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left waist position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right waist position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in radio operator's midship position (removed on later models)
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered chin turret (later models)

Maximum internal bombload of 7,983 kg (17,600 lbs).
Accommodations 10
Operators United Kingdom and the United States of America.

   
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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2013
   
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  605 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Bobbitt, Frederick
  • Buckman, Judy
  • Carey, Bernard, Capt, (1941-1945)
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