Gene Bures


 

Preferred Name: Gene

Nickname/Call Sign: 

Date of Birth: 08-12-1930

Highest Military Grade Held: Col, O6

Hometown: Westmont, IL

Biography

I worked in real estate for over a year and then went to work for Edwin Watts Golf Shops in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. for 11 years, then finally retired in total.

Units Assigned

  • 1 Oct 1950 Enlisted in USAF – Lackland AFB, TX
  • 1951-1952 Armament – Tyndall AFB, FL
  • Apr 1952 Aviation Cadet – Columbus AFB, MS T-6D
  • 1952-1953 Pilot Training Laredo AFB, TX T-28, T-33
  • 1 May 1953 Commissioned 2dLT USAF Res.
  • 1953 All Wx Inst School, Moody AFB, GA, Tyndall AFB, FL, F-86D
  • Oct 1953 445 FIS, 497 FIS, Geiger Field, Spokane, WA F-86D
  • Aug 1956 Thule AFB, Greenland F-89D, T-33
  • Aug 1957 3568th NTS, James Connally AFB, Waco, TX F-89D/J, T-33
  • Sep 1961 T-33 Instructor Training, Randolph AFB, TX T-33
  • Jan 1962 IP Webb AFB, Big Spring, TX T-37
  • Apr 1963 F-100 Training Luke AFB, AZ F-100
  • Nov 1964 Flight Cdr, Asst Ops Off.,81st TFS, 50th TFW, Hahn AB, Germany F-100D/F
  • May 1966 F-4 Transition, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ F-4D
  • Nov 1967 Ftr Weapons School, Wing Ops Off, 8th TFW Ubon RTAFB, Thailand F-4D
  • March 1969 56th CCTS, 4453d CCTW, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ F-4D
  • Aug 1969 Chief Wg Stan Eval, 4453d CCTW Davis Monthan AFB, AZ F-4
  • Oct 1970 TAC Stan Eval, Hq TAC, Langley AFB, VA F-4C/D
  • Dec 1973 Tactical Air Warfare Center, Eglin AFB, FL
  • Aug 1977 Retired – 27 yrs active duty 5000+ hours

Units Assigned

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • NCO Academy
  • Squadron Officers School 1959
  • Academic Instructors School 1961
  • Outstanding Graduate, Fighter Weapons School 1967/1968

Civilian Education

  • Downers Grove High School, Downers Grove, IL
  • Howard County Junior College, Big Spring, TX
  • University of Nebraska, (96 academic hrs.)
Biography

Biography

I worked in real estate for over a year and then went to work for Edwin Watts Golf Shops in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. for 11 years, then finally retired in total.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1 Oct 1950 Enlisted in USAF – Lackland AFB, TX
  • 1951-1952 Armament – Tyndall AFB, FL
  • Apr 1952 Aviation Cadet – Columbus AFB, MS T-6D
  • 1952-1953 Pilot Training Laredo AFB, TX T-28, T-33
  • 1 May 1953 Commissioned 2dLT USAF Res.
  • 1953 All Wx Inst School, Moody AFB, GA, Tyndall AFB, FL, F-86D
  • Oct 1953 445 FIS, 497 FIS, Geiger Field, Spokane, WA F-86D
  • Aug 1956 Thule AFB, Greenland F-89D, T-33
  • Aug 1957 3568th NTS, James Connally AFB, Waco, TX F-89D/J, T-33
  • Sep 1961 T-33 Instructor Training, Randolph AFB, TX T-33
  • Jan 1962 IP Webb AFB, Big Spring, TX T-37
  • Apr 1963 F-100 Training Luke AFB, AZ F-100
  • Nov 1964 Flight Cdr, Asst Ops Off.,81st TFS, 50th TFW, Hahn AB, Germany F-100D/F
  • May 1966 F-4 Transition, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ F-4D
  • Nov 1967 Ftr Weapons School, Wing Ops Off, 8th TFW Ubon RTAFB, Thailand F-4D
  • March 1969 56th CCTS, 4453d CCTW, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ F-4D
  • Aug 1969 Chief Wg Stan Eval, 4453d CCTW Davis Monthan AFB, AZ F-4
  • Oct 1970 TAC Stan Eval, Hq TAC, Langley AFB, VA F-4C/D
  • Dec 1973 Tactical Air Warfare Center, Eglin AFB, FL
  • Aug 1977 Retired – 27 yrs active duty 5000+ hours

Units Assigned

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • NCO Academy
  • Squadron Officers School 1959
  • Academic Instructors School 1961
  • Outstanding Graduate, Fighter Weapons School 1967/1968

Civilian Education

  • Downers Grove High School, Downers Grove, IL
  • Howard County Junior College, Big Spring, TX
  • University of Nebraska, (96 academic hrs.)