Charles William Armstrong


 

Preferred Name: Bill

Nickname/Call Sign: Bill

Date of Birth: 04-04-1930

Highest Military Grade Held: Lt. Colonel, 05

Hometown: Cumberland, MD

Biography

Served 22 years 7 months retiring in 1975. Have 1445 hours in the F100C/D/F, 1335 hours in the T38 instructing at Randolph AFB, 755 hours in the F84E/F/G, 165 hours in the F86F. Highest award received – Bronze Star.

Units Assigned

  • Jun 1952 – Enlisted USAF Basic at Sampson AB, NY
  •   Aviation Cadet Training, PreCadet Sq at Selma, AL for six months awaiting class.
  • 8 Jul 1954 – Cadet training at Lackland AFB, TX, Goodfellow AFB, TX and Williams   AFB, AZ. Wings and Commission. Gunnery Training at Laughlin AFB, TX and Luke AFB, AZ T33, F84
  • Dec 54 – Nov 55 69 FBS, K-2 and K-55 Korea F86F. Ejected from F86F while in Korea following engine explosion
  • Dec 55 – Aug 61 Gunnery Instructor, 3605 CCTS, Luke AFB, AZ F84G, F84F, L20, T33, F100CD/F (best assignment ever!)
  • 1959 – Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV F-100. Top gun award in conventional gunnery and second place in nuclear delivery Sep 61 – Oct 64 492 TFS, RAF Lakenheath, UK, nuclear alert during Cold War.
  • Nov 64 – May 66 – 12th AF IG Team, James Connally AFB, TX T-33/F-100
  • Jun 66 – Jun 67 – Head of Current Ops, 366 TFW, DaNang AB, Vietnam, F4
  • Jul 67 – Jun 72 – IP, 3510 FTW, Randolph AFB, TX T-38
  • Jul 72 – Dec 74 – 4629 Air Defense Sq (SAGE), 26 Air Division, Luke AFB, AZ
  • 1 Jan 1975 – Retired as Lt Colonel as good assignments no longer available.

Awards & Decorations

  • Received the Bronze Star

Flight Info

  • 1445 hours in the F100C/D/F
  • 1335 hours in the T38 instructing at Randolph AFB
  • 755 hours in the F84E/F/G
  • 165 hours in the F86F

Military Education

  • MS Systems Management, AFIT (Residence)
  • WPAFB, OH – 1974

Civilian Education

  • BA, Allegany Community College
Biography

Biography

Served 22 years 7 months retiring in 1975. Have 1445 hours in the F100C/D/F, 1335 hours in the T38 instructing at Randolph AFB, 755 hours in the F84E/F/G, 165 hours in the F86F. Highest award received – Bronze Star.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • Jun 1952 – Enlisted USAF Basic at Sampson AB, NY
  •   Aviation Cadet Training, PreCadet Sq at Selma, AL for six months awaiting class.
  • 8 Jul 1954 – Cadet training at Lackland AFB, TX, Goodfellow AFB, TX and Williams   AFB, AZ. Wings and Commission. Gunnery Training at Laughlin AFB, TX and Luke AFB, AZ T33, F84
  • Dec 54 – Nov 55 69 FBS, K-2 and K-55 Korea F86F. Ejected from F86F while in Korea following engine explosion
  • Dec 55 – Aug 61 Gunnery Instructor, 3605 CCTS, Luke AFB, AZ F84G, F84F, L20, T33, F100CD/F (best assignment ever!)
  • 1959 – Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV F-100. Top gun award in conventional gunnery and second place in nuclear delivery Sep 61 – Oct 64 492 TFS, RAF Lakenheath, UK, nuclear alert during Cold War.
  • Nov 64 – May 66 – 12th AF IG Team, James Connally AFB, TX T-33/F-100
  • Jun 66 – Jun 67 – Head of Current Ops, 366 TFW, DaNang AB, Vietnam, F4
  • Jul 67 – Jun 72 – IP, 3510 FTW, Randolph AFB, TX T-38
  • Jul 72 – Dec 74 – 4629 Air Defense Sq (SAGE), 26 Air Division, Luke AFB, AZ
  • 1 Jan 1975 – Retired as Lt Colonel as good assignments no longer available.

Awards & Decorations

  • Received the Bronze Star

Flight Info

  • 1445 hours in the F100C/D/F
  • 1335 hours in the T38 instructing at Randolph AFB
  • 755 hours in the F84E/F/G
  • 165 hours in the F86F

Military Education

  • MS Systems Management, AFIT (Residence)
  • WPAFB, OH – 1974

Civilian Education

  • BA, Allegany Community College