Allen E. Strasser

Preferred Name: Allen
Nickname/Call Sign: Big Al
Date Of Birth: 03-29-1939
Highest Military Grade Held: LTC
Hometown: Bretton Woods, NH

Civilian Education

  • BS-Mechanical Engineering-Univ of Colorado

Units Assigned

  • 127th TFS
  • 136th TFS
  • 138th TFS
  • 166th TFS
  • 354th TFW
  • 41st AFEFS

Military Education

  • FUPT 1961
  • Sq. Off. Sch 1964
  • Command and Staff 1973


DMG and Cadet commander from Univ of Colorado and served in the Kansas ANG, The NY ANG ( 2 different squadrons), the Ohio ANG, the AFRES and as a regular AF officer from 1957-1985. He was combat ready in the F-100 (3 different squadrons, F-101, F-86H, A7D, F-105. F4 and the KC-135. He received the annual Top Gun award in 1971 in the 107th TFG at Niagara Falls and two years in the Ohio ANG. LTC Strasser was a Pilot for 32 years with TWA and flew as Captain on the B-707, B727, B747, B757, B767 and the L1011. Captain strasser has over 25,000 accident free jet hours with over 27 jet engine failures or engine shutdowns.
LTC Strasser was five times elected to three public offices in two states at the town level. He uncovered and had prosecuted town and county officials for embezzlement in three offices in two states.
LTC Strasser was married for 53 years to Pat Evans who predeceased him. He had four sons, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
LTC Strasser worked as an engineer on the Titan I missile sites East of Denver upon college graduation and attended pilot training at Williams AFB, AZ in late 1961. He managed to stay in a primary pilot flying position for his entire USAF career.

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