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
   
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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, KB-29P Tanker
From Year
1954
To Year
1956
   
Personal Memories
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 KB-29P Tanker Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Boeing developed the rigid flying boom system to improve on the hose and drogue in-flight refueling (IFR) system. The boom, mounted at the aft-most portion of the KB-29P, was fitted with two small wings that allowed the boom operator to maneuver the boom. The pilot of the receiver aircraft, guided by the boom operator and light signals on the tanker belly, flew behind and below the tanker for refueling. Once in position, the boom operator "flew" the boom into the refueling receptacle, and the KB-29P flight engineer began fuel transfer.

   
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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2014
   
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  22 Also There at This Aircraft:
 
  • Clonan, Thomas, SMSgt, (1953-1980)
  • Daily, Sammy, Lt Col, (1953-1976)
  • Murello, Anthony, A1C, (1950-1954)
  • Palumbo, Frank, A1C, (1955-1959)
  • Pinson, Gary, SSgt, (1954-1964)
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