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John  H.  Gibson

 

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CAREER SUMMARY - - - BRIG. GENERAL JOHN H.GIBSON
A0298256-USAFR

HISTORY:
1. Original Commission 2nd Lt. Infantry Reserve ROTC May 1932
2. Entered Randolph Field - Flying Cadet - June 1932 Graduated Kelly Field - June 1933
3. Active Duty Selfridge Field - June 1933-1935
4. American Airlines, Inc: June 1935 - 1942
5. World War II: May 1942 - October 1945
6. American Airlines, Inc. October 1945 - May 1951
7. Korea: May 1951 - March 1953
8. American Airlines, Inc. March 1953 - 1973

ASSIGNMENTS -WORLD WAR II
1. Operations Officer: Project 50 A TC
2. Group Operations: 95 Bomb Group(H)
3. Group Air Executive: 95 Bomb Group(H)
4. Wing Executive: 4th Combat Wing(H)
5. Asst. Chief Staff A-3: 2nd Air Bomb Div.(H)
6. Commanding Officer: 44th Bomb Group(H)
7. Dir. Operations Training: 422nd AAFBU
8. Commanding Officer: 426 AAFBU (VH)

ASSIGNMENTS - KOREA
1. Dir. Operations - Training: 3rd Air Force
2. Commanding Officer: London Area Command
3. Special Asst. to Commanding General: 3rd Air Force

ASSIGNMENTS-USAF RESERVE
1. Deputy Commander - 21st Air Division Bombardment - 1947-1948
2. Deputy for Operations - M-Day Headquarters 8th Air Force 1947-1948
3. Deputy for Operations - M-Day Headquarters Continental Air Command 1953-1954
4. Commanding Officer - 118th Tactical Recon Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard 1954 - 1958
5. Deputy Commander - M-Day - Eastern Air Force MATS - 1958-1960
6. Commander - M-Day -Asst. to Eastern Air Force - M_ TS - 1960- I 963

COMBAT:
35 Combat Missions 8th Air Force: World War IT - Heavy Bombers

DECORATIONS:
1. Silver Star - 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
2. Distinguished Flying Cross - 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
3. Air Medal - 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
4. British DFC
5. French Croix de Guerre - Palm
6. Commendation Medal
7. Presidential Citation - 1 Cluster
8. European Defense Medal - 3 Bronze Stars
9. American Defense Medal - 1 Bronze Star
10. World War II Medal
11. Air reserve Medal - 1 Hour Glass

ASSIGNMENTS - AMERICAN AIRLINES
1. Captain - Flying the Line
2. Chief Pilot
3. Manager of Flight
4. Director of Operations
5. Asst. Vice President - Operations
6. Vice President - Retirement

FAMILY:
Wife: - Ruth - - - Daughter: - Sherry - - - Grandchildren: - - - Greg, Julie.
Son: - J.H. II - - - Wife: - Lauris - - - Grandchildren - J.H,III,
 
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