Chickering, Edwin Shepard, Brig Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Primary Unit
1965-1967, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Service Years
1935 - 1967
Officer Collar Insignia
Brigadier General

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1912
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Chickering, Edwin Shepard (Chick), Brig Gen USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Oil City, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Little Rock, Arkansas

Date of Passing
Feb 14, 2003
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 7 Site 10033 NS

 Official Badges 

Secretary of Defense Service Headquarters Air Force NATO Badge Air Force Commander

Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:

Sources:
http://www.ruebelfuneralhome.com/archivedobits/2003/Chickering,%20Edwin.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8778960
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/54559
http://usaaf.com/8AF_SQD/357FG.html
   
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 1943-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang
From Year
1943
To Year
1944
   
Personal Memories
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Aircraft/Missile Information
General characteristics

* Crew: 1
* Length: 32 ft 3 in (9.83 m)
* Wingspan: 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)
* Height: 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
* Wing area: 235 ft� (21.83 m�)
* Empty weight: 7,635 lb (3,465 kg)
* Loaded weight: 9,200 lb (4,175 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 12,100 lb (5,490 kg)
* Powerplant: 1� Packard Merlin V-1650-7 liquid-cooled supercharged V-12, 1,695 hp (1,265 kW)
* Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0163
* Drag area: 3.80 ft� (0.35 m�)
* Aspect ratio: 5.83

Performance

* Maximum speed: 437 mph (703 km/h) at 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
* Cruise speed: 362 mph (580 km/h)
* Stall speed: 100 mph (160 km/h)
* Range: 1,650 mi (2,755 km) with external tanks
* Service ceiling 41,900 ft (12,770 m)
* Rate of climb: 3,200 ft/min (16.3 m/s)
* Wing loading: 39 lb/ft� (192 kg/m�)
* Power/mass: 0.18 hp/lb (300 W/kg)
* Lift-to-drag ratio: 14.6
* Recommended Mach limit 0.8

Armament

* 6 � 0.50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns; 400 rounds per gun for the two inboard guns; 270 per outboard gun
* 2 hardpoints for up to 2,000 lb (907 kg)
* 10 � 5 in (127 mm) rockets


Specifications

* A-36A Apache - Dive bomber (US Army)
* F-6 - US Army offshoots model
* F-6A - US Army offshoots model
* F-6C - Reconnaissance variant
* P-51A - More powerful powerplant; 4 x machine guns.
* P-51B - 4 x machine guns; Original and bubble canopy.
* P-51C - 4 x machine guns; Original and bubble canopy.
* P-51D - Classic variant; most produced.
* P-51H - Lighter airframe version
* P-51K - Featuring an Aeroproducts propeller.
* F-51 - Redesignated to "Fighter" in the new jet fighter age.
* F-6K - Reconnaissance version of P-51K

   
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Last Updated: Dec 29, 2013
   
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  440 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Anable, Elbert
  • Candelaria, Richard Gomez, Col, (1943-1964)
  • Davenport, John, Lt Col, (1942-1977)
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