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Jack C. Ledford
Brigadier General Jack C. Ledford
Brigadier General Jack C. Ledford
Recent Address:   6912 North Longfellow Lane, Tucson, AZ 85718
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Family Information:   Parents: Jack R. and Clara Mae; Wife: Pauline; 3 Children; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.
Hometown:   Columbus, OH
Date Entered Service:   March 15 1941
Service Number:   15018196
Bomb Group:   40th
Squadron:   45th
Location of Unit:   Pratt, KS - January 1944
Missions Flown:   21
Hump Missions Flown:    
Targets:   Omura, Kunsan, Singapore, Rangoon, Yawata
Awards/Decorations:   DSC, Distinguished Service Medal with 2 Clusters, Legion of Merit, Air Medal with 2 Clusters, Purple Heart, Flying Cloud and Banner (Chinese) and 12 other Awards and Decorations
Service Schools Attended:   C&GSS -- Ft. Levenworth Jun 1945; Air Tactical School Jun 1946; Industrial College of Armed Forces June 1961
Military Specialty(ies):   Command Pilot, E0002 Division Commander
Rank Upon Discharge:    
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6281 Heavenly Body
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   June, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:   June, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Instructor -- Air Tactical School; Executive Officer -- 11th Bomb Group, 26th Squadron; Dep/CS -- Weapons Test and Efforts (Armed Forces Special Weapons Project); V/Commander - 48th Fighter Wing; AD/USA -- Central Intelligence Service; Director of Inspection, U.S.A.F.; Commander -- 12th Air Division, SAC
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Vice President -- Hughes Aircraft Company
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
The 58th Bomb Wing was at the cutting edge of air bombardment warfare's history and technology. It was an elite and effective combat unit. A wonderful group of guys!


Capt. Jack Leford on a mission
Capt. Jack Leford on a mission
Capt. Ledford recovering from wounds
Capt. Ledford recovering from wounds


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