George W. Acree



Preferred Name:
George

Nickname/Call Sign: Ace

Date of Birth: February 9, 1933

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel

Hometown:

Biography

Units Assigned

  • Commissioned AF ROTC as 2nd Lieutenant, Distinguished Graduate
  • UPT Luke AFB, AZ, Nellis AFB, NV (F-100)
  • 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron/18th Tactical Fighter Wing (F-100)
  • 1966-1968 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron/355th Tactical Fighter Wing, Takhli RTAB, Thailand. (F-105G)
  • 4485th Test Wing, F-4E Electronic Warfare and F-105D Thunderstick II operational tests
  • 59th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Flight Commander (F-4E)
  • 555th “Triple Nickel” Tactical Fighter Squadron, 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Udorn RTAB, Thailand (F-4E)
  • 10/1974-10/1978 Headquarters USAF, Deputy Director for General Purpose Forces

 

Awards & Decorations

  Defense Superior Service Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Legion of Merit

Flight Info

F-100 C/D/E
F-105 D/F/G
F-4
F-15

Command Pilot: 5,512+ flying hours
Total Missions: 256
Commercial pilot multi engine.

Military Education

  • Air War College
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces
  • Pilot training
  • F-100 adv fighter training

Civilian Education

  • 1957 BS/Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park
  • 1975 MS/Electrical Engineering, Auburn University
Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • Commissioned AF ROTC as 2nd Lieutenant, Distinguished Graduate
  • UPT Luke AFB, AZ, Nellis AFB, NV (F-100)
  • 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron/18th Tactical Fighter Wing (F-100)
  • 1966-1968 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron/355th Tactical Fighter Wing, Takhli RTAB, Thailand. (F-105G)
  • 4485th Test Wing, F-4E Electronic Warfare and F-105D Thunderstick II operational tests
  • 59th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Flight Commander (F-4E)
  • 555th “Triple Nickel” Tactical Fighter Squadron, 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Udorn RTAB, Thailand (F-4E)
  • 10/1974-10/1978 Headquarters USAF, Deputy Director for General Purpose Forces

 

Awards & Decorations

  Defense Superior Service Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Legion of Merit

Flight Info

F-100 C/D/E
F-105 D/F/G
F-4
F-15

Command Pilot: 5,512+ flying hours
Total Missions: 256
Commercial pilot multi engine.

Military Education

  • Air War College
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces
  • Pilot training
  • F-100 adv fighter training

Civilian Education

  • 1957 BS/Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park
  • 1975 MS/Electrical Engineering, Auburn University
Photos
Audio of Interview with George Acree