Kennedy, Thomas, Jr., SSgt

Avionics Maintenance
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
30150-Aircraft Radio Repairman
Current/Last AFSC Group
Avionics Maintenance
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 30150, 93rd Avionics Maintenance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
99000-Basic Airman
30130-Apprentice Aircraft Radio Repairman
Service Years
1966 - 1970
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

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Air Commando


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US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal




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 1966-1970, HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant
From Year
1966
To Year
1970
   
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 HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information


Later, 50 CH-3Es were modified for combat rescue missions with armor, defensive armament, self-sealing fuel tanks, a rescue hoist and in-flight refueling capability. They were redesignated HH-3Es and used extensively in Southeast Asia under the nickname "Jolly Green Giant."

USAF variants served in numerous air rescue squadrons and aerospace rescue and recovery squadons of the Military Airlift Command (MAC), rescue squadrons of the Air Combat Command (ACC) and other USAF major commands world-wide. The aircraft was also used by a number of Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard rescue squadrons. All USAF HH-3Es, to include Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, were retired in the 1990s and replaced by the current HH-60G Pavehawk.

CH/HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
HH-3F Pelican
Specifications
Main rotor diameter 62 ft.
Fuselage Length 73 ft. 0 in.
Height 18 ft. 1 in.
Weight 22,050 lbs. loaded
Armament Provisions for two .50-cal. machine guns
Engines Two General Electric T58-GE-5 turboshaft engines of 1,500 hp. each
Crew Three
Cost $796,000
Maximum speed 177 mph.
Cruising speed 154 mph.
Range 779 miles with external fuel tanks
Service Ceiling 21,000 ft.

   
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Last Updated: Jul 3, 2015
   
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