Jack C. Ledford

Brigadier General Jack C. Ledford
Brigadier General Jack C. Ledford
Recent Address: 6912 North Longfellow Lane, Tucson, AZ 85718
E-mail Address: jledford@compuserve.com
Family Info: 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:
Targets: Omura, Kunsan, Singapore, Rangoon, Yawata
Awards: 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: C&GSS -- Ft. Levenworth Jun 1945; Air Tactical School Jun 1946; Industrial College of Armed Forces June 1961
MOS: Command Pilot, E0002 Division Commander
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Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6281 Heavenly Body
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Date Discharged: June, 1945
Post WWII 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 About the 58th: 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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