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36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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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!
 
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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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