Albert J. DeGroote


 

Preferred Name: Al

Nickname/Call Sign: Al

Date Of Birth: 09-27-1932

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel, O6

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Biography

Flew 283 combat missions with the 90th TFS “Pair O’ Dice” Squadron as Assistant Ops Officer. Stayed in aviation after AF retirement flying corporate aircraft, primarily as Chief Pilot for a food company flying the Gulfstream III.

Units Assigned

  • Oct 52-Jan 53 Aviation Cadets, Class 54ABC, Lackland AFB, TX
  • Jan 53-Jan 54: T-6, Marianna, FL,T-28, Victoria, TX,

    T-33, Williams, AZ

  • Jan,54-Jul,54: Moody, GA, F-89D
  • Aug,54-Aug, 56: 65th FIS , Elmendorf AFB, AK, F-89C &D
  • Sep, 56-Aug 62: 2nd FIS, Suffolk Co. NY, F-86D, F-102, F-101B
  • Sep, 62-Sep 63: 4683 ADW, Thule, Greenland, F-102,
  • Oct, 63-Jul, 66: ORI Team, Ops Inspector, ADC Hq, CO, ADC F-101B, F-89J
  • Jul, 66-Nov, 66: Trainning, Luke AFB, AZ F-100
  • Nov, 66-Nov, 67: 90th TFS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, F-100
  • Jan, 68-Jan 72: HQ 3AF, Dir of Safety, So. Ruislip, UK, F-100
  • Jan, 72-Jun, 73: CINCLANT Staff Plans Off, Norfolk Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA, T-29
  • Jul, 73-Jul, 75: Air Attache, American Embassy, Vientiane, Laos, C-47,
  • Jul, 75-Nov, 78: Commander, Bolling AFB, Washington D.C. retirement

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • SOS, 1960

Civilian Education

  • BA, Political Science, University of Maryland
  • MA, International Relations USC
Biography

Biography

Flew 283 combat missions with the 90th TFS “Pair O’ Dice” Squadron as Assistant Ops Officer. Stayed in aviation after AF retirement flying corporate aircraft, primarily as Chief Pilot for a food company flying the Gulfstream III.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • Oct 52-Jan 53 Aviation Cadets, Class 54ABC, Lackland AFB, TX
  • Jan 53-Jan 54: T-6, Marianna, FL,T-28, Victoria, TX,

    T-33, Williams, AZ

  • Jan,54-Jul,54: Moody, GA, F-89D
  • Aug,54-Aug, 56: 65th FIS , Elmendorf AFB, AK, F-89C &D
  • Sep, 56-Aug 62: 2nd FIS, Suffolk Co. NY, F-86D, F-102, F-101B
  • Sep, 62-Sep 63: 4683 ADW, Thule, Greenland, F-102,
  • Oct, 63-Jul, 66: ORI Team, Ops Inspector, ADC Hq, CO, ADC F-101B, F-89J
  • Jul, 66-Nov, 66: Trainning, Luke AFB, AZ F-100
  • Nov, 66-Nov, 67: 90th TFS, Bien Hoa AB, RVN, F-100
  • Jan, 68-Jan 72: HQ 3AF, Dir of Safety, So. Ruislip, UK, F-100
  • Jan, 72-Jun, 73: CINCLANT Staff Plans Off, Norfolk Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA, T-29
  • Jul, 73-Jul, 75: Air Attache, American Embassy, Vientiane, Laos, C-47,
  • Jul, 75-Nov, 78: Commander, Bolling AFB, Washington D.C. retirement

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • SOS, 1960

Civilian Education

  • BA, Political Science, University of Maryland
  • MA, International Relations USC