George Buchkowski



Preferred Name:
George

Nickname/Call Sign: Misty 113

Date of Birth: July 20, 1940 (October 18, 2019)

Highest Military Grade Held: Captain

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Biography

After serving in the USAF until 1969, George then became a pilot for Delta Airlines, retiring in 2000.

Units Assigned

  • 9/26/1963 Entered service
  • 1964 UPT Webb AFB, TX
  • 1964 USAF Advanced Survival Training, Stead, NV
  • 1965 USAF OPL Training Course, Luke AFB, AZ
  • 8/1965-8/1968 48th Tactical Fighter Wing/493 Tactical Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath
  • 9/1968-4/1969 31st Tactical Fighter Wing/309th Tactical Fighter Squadron (F-100)
  • 5/1969-9/1969 Misty Pilot, “Misty 113” Tuy Hoa Ab, Vietnam (F-100)

Awards & Decorations

Air Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
National Defense Service Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship
Air Force Longevity Service Award
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Combat Readiness Medal

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

  • 1964 UPT Webb AFB, TX
  • 1964 USAF Advanced Survival Training, Stead, NV
  • 1965 USAF OPL Training Course, Luke AFB, AZ
  • 1968 Sea Survival Training
  • 1968 PACAF Jungle Survival Training

Civilian Education

BS

George Buchkowski “Headed West” October 18, 2019

George Buchkowski, 79, passed away on October 18, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. A Funeral Mass will be held on October 30, 10:30 AM, at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta with a reception following in Bishop Hall. Interment will be held at Georgia National Cemetery on November 1, at 2 PM. George is survived by his loving wife, Jeni and brother Andy Buchkowski (Jan). George served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he was promoted to Captain. He was the recipient of many awards including the Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal as well as many others. Following his distinguished military service, George was a Captain for Delta for 30 years and as a pilot flew internationally. His hobbies including Rv-ing, woodworking and helping others. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or Lingap Children’s Foundation.

Biography

Biography

After serving in the USAF until 1969, George then became a pilot for Delta Airlines, retiring in 2000.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 9/26/1963 Entered service
  • 1964 UPT Webb AFB, TX
  • 1964 USAF Advanced Survival Training, Stead, NV
  • 1965 USAF OPL Training Course, Luke AFB, AZ
  • 8/1965-8/1968 48th Tactical Fighter Wing/493 Tactical Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath
  • 9/1968-4/1969 31st Tactical Fighter Wing/309th Tactical Fighter Squadron (F-100)
  • 5/1969-9/1969 Misty Pilot, “Misty 113” Tuy Hoa Ab, Vietnam (F-100)

Awards & Decorations

Air Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
National Defense Service Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship
Air Force Longevity Service Award
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Combat Readiness Medal

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

  • 1964 UPT Webb AFB, TX
  • 1964 USAF Advanced Survival Training, Stead, NV
  • 1965 USAF OPL Training Course, Luke AFB, AZ
  • 1968 Sea Survival Training
  • 1968 PACAF Jungle Survival Training

Civilian Education

BS

Photos
Headed West

George Buchkowski “Headed West” October 18, 2019

George Buchkowski, 79, passed away on October 18, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. A Funeral Mass will be held on October 30, 10:30 AM, at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta with a reception following in Bishop Hall. Interment will be held at Georgia National Cemetery on November 1, at 2 PM. George is survived by his loving wife, Jeni and brother Andy Buchkowski (Jan). George served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he was promoted to Captain. He was the recipient of many awards including the Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal as well as many others. Following his distinguished military service, George was a Captain for Delta for 30 years and as a pilot flew internationally. His hobbies including Rv-ing, woodworking and helping others. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or Lingap Children’s Foundation.