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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 1954-1956, A-26 (B-26) Invader
From Year
1954
To Year
1956
   
Personal Memories
Not Specified
   
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 A-26 (B-26) Invader Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Douglas A-26B Invader
Length 50.00 ft | 15.24 m
Width 70.01 ft | 21.34 m
Height 18.50 ft | 5.64 m
Engine(s) 2 x 2,000 hp (1,492 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-2800-27 Air-Cooled Radial Piston Engines.
Empty Weight 22,370 lbs | 10,147 kg
MTOW 35,001 lbs | 15,876 kg
Max Speed 355 mph | 572 km/h | 309 kts
Max Range 1,401 miles | 2,255 km
Ceiling 22,096 ft | 6,735 m | 4.2 miles
Climb Rate 1,250 ft/min (381 m/min)
Hardpoints 0
Armament 6 x 12.7mm machine guns in forward-fixed nose assembly (removed in A-26C in place of Bombardier position).
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in locked forward-facing turret.

Up to 4,000lbs of internal ordnance.

Additional:
4 x dual 12.7mm machine gun "packs" underwing (two-guns per pack for a total of eight possible underwing gun positions).

Additional air-to-surface 5-inch rockets as necessitated by mission-specific parameters.
Accommodations 3


Major Variants

* A-26B - Initial Production Model in service with European Theater.
* A-26C - Pacific Theater Production Model with 6 x 12.7mm nose-mounted machine gun assembly removed for bombardier position.




Type Number built/
converted Remarks
B-26K 40 Counter insurgency aircraft


Serial numbers: 64-17640 to 64-17679

SPECIFICATIONS:
Span: 71 ft. 6 in.
Length: 51 ft. 7 in.
Height: 19 ft.
Weight: 38,314 lbs. maximum
Armament: Eight .50 cal. nose machine guns, eight wing pylons capable of carrying 8,000 lbs. of mixed ordnance and 4,000 lbs. of bombs internally
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-52Ws of 2,500 hp (maximum with water injection)
Crew: Two
Cost: $577,000

PERFORMANCE:
Max. speed: 323 mph/281 knots
Cruising speed: 310 mph/270 knots
Range: 2,700 statute miles/2,346 nautical miles
Service ceiling: 30,000 ft.

   
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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2014
   
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  • Edwards, Benny, SSgt, (1950-Present)
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  • John, Parsons, Maj, (1955-1975)
  • Johnson, Earl, MSgt, (1955-1975)
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  • Parsons, Lynn, TSgt, (1949-1972)
  • Porter, Doyle, A2C, (1952-1956)
  • Rock, Herman, Maj, (1943-1966)
  • Rose, James, Capt, (1952-1958)
  • Simpson, Dallas, A1C, (1952-1956)
  • Skarke, Donald, SSgt, (1952-1956)
  • Smith, Gary, A2C, (1954-1963)
  • Snelson, John, CMSgt, (1955-1981)
  • Taylor, Donald, MSgt, (1949-1975)
  • Thurston, Everett, MSgt, (1952-1973)
  • Waddell, Paul, A1C, (1952-1956)
  • Weaver, Richard, A1C, (1955-1959)
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