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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 1945-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
   
Personal Memories
Not Specified
   
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 P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug) Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications
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Model Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Length 36.15 ft | 11.02 m
Width 40.68 ft | 12.40 m
Height 14.67 ft | 4.47 m
Engine(s) 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 Double-Wasp eighteen cylinder radial engine generating 2,535hp.
Empty Weight 9,949 lbs | 4,513 kg
MTOW 17,500 lbs | 7,938 kg
Max Speed 433 mph | 697 km/h | 376 kts
Max Range 449 miles | 722 km
Ceiling 40,994 ft | 12,495 m | 7.8 miles
Climb Rate 3,200 ft/min (976 m/min)
Hardpoints 3
Armament 8 x 12.7mm Machine Guns
10 x 5 in Air-to-Surface HE Rockets

Provision for bomb load, fuel drop tanks or rockets to a maximum of 2,500lbs (1,134kg).
Accommodations 1


Major Variants

* XP-47B - Prototype featuring XR-2800 radial generating 1,850hp.
* P-47B - Production model based on XP-47B prototype; R-2800-21 radial engine.
* P-47C - Extended fuselage; Later types of this model featuring R-2800-59 radial at 2,300hp; Provisions for drop tanks and bombs.
* P-47D - Main production model of which 12,602 produced; R-2800-21W (2,300hp) or R-2800-59W (2,535hp) water-injected radial powerplants; Increased MTOW capacity; Provision for drop tanks and air-to-surface HE rockets.
* P-47G - Wright-produced P-47D models of which 354 produced.
* P-47M - 'Sprinter' interception model designed to combat the V1 / V2 rocket threat; Featured specialized airbrake system and R-2800-57(C) radial generating 2,800hp; 130 produced.
* P-47N - Exclusive Pacific Theater model; Long range variant with increased and reinforced wing section of which 1,816 produced; Longer wingspan with blunt-tipped wing tips concealing fuel compartments; R-2800-77 radial generating 2,800hp.

   
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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2014
   
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  160 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • DeHart, Robert, SSgt, (1942-1946)
  • Kaiser, Harry, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Kyler, Russ, Capt, (1942-1974)
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