George E. Buchner


 

Preferred Name: George

Nickname/Call Sign: Spider

Date of Birth: Unknown

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel

Hometown: Unknown

Biography

Units Assigned

  • 1962 Pilot Training-Craig AFB
  • 1963 Pilot F-101B-Wurtsmith AFB
  • 1966 Pilot F-100D-Luke AFB
  • 1967 Pilot 0-1/O-2-Quang Nhai,Vietnam
  • 1968 Pilot/ IP/flight examiner F-4C-67th TFS/356th TFS/475th TFW-Misawa AF, Japan
  • 1969 Student Aerospace Research Pilot School-Edwards AFB
  • 1970 Project Officer A-7E, electro optical and laser guided weapons, US Navy-VX-5-China Lake NAF, CA
  • 1972 Ops Officer/Commander 421st TFS-Udorn Thailand
  • 1974 Division Chief, Programs and Resources-Pentagon
  • 1976 Student Stanford University
  • 1978 Deputy Director Fighter Operations-HQ Tactical Air Command
  • 1979 Vice Commander 8th TFW-Kunsan Korea
  • 1980 Vice Commander/Commander 23rd Air Division-Duluth, MN
  • 1981 Retire
  • 1982 Pilot Arizona Jet-Phoenix, AZ
  • 1985 Marketing Manager, McDonnell Douglas
  • 1988-2006 Self Employed including expert aviation witness in Brothers to the Rescue murder trial

Awards & Decorations

  • Silver Star
  • Legion of Merit
  • Four DFCs
  • 23 Air Medals
  • Bronze Star
  • Two Meritorious Service Medals
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Korean In Hun
  • Vietnam Cross of Gallantry
  • Purple Heart

Flight Info

  • Command Pilot/Airline Transport Pilot
  • About 6500 hours (1000 combat) in T-37, T-33, T-38, F-100, F-101B, F-102, F-104, F-4, A-4. A-7, O-1, O-2, Lear 35/36, Cessna Citation

Promotions

  • Lt-1961
  • Captain-1965
  • Major-1968
  • Lt. Col.-1971
  • Colonel-1973

Military Education

  • 1961 Air Force Academy -Bachelors Degree-Military Air Science
  • 1970 USAF Test Pilot School

Civilian Education

  • 1977 Stanford Business School-Masters Degree-Business
Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1962 Pilot Training-Craig AFB
  • 1963 Pilot F-101B-Wurtsmith AFB
  • 1966 Pilot F-100D-Luke AFB
  • 1967 Pilot 0-1/O-2-Quang Nhai,Vietnam
  • 1968 Pilot/ IP/flight examiner F-4C-67th TFS/356th TFS/475th TFW-Misawa AF, Japan
  • 1969 Student Aerospace Research Pilot School-Edwards AFB
  • 1970 Project Officer A-7E, electro optical and laser guided weapons, US Navy-VX-5-China Lake NAF, CA
  • 1972 Ops Officer/Commander 421st TFS-Udorn Thailand
  • 1974 Division Chief, Programs and Resources-Pentagon
  • 1976 Student Stanford University
  • 1978 Deputy Director Fighter Operations-HQ Tactical Air Command
  • 1979 Vice Commander 8th TFW-Kunsan Korea
  • 1980 Vice Commander/Commander 23rd Air Division-Duluth, MN
  • 1981 Retire
  • 1982 Pilot Arizona Jet-Phoenix, AZ
  • 1985 Marketing Manager, McDonnell Douglas
  • 1988-2006 Self Employed including expert aviation witness in Brothers to the Rescue murder trial

Awards & Decorations

  • Silver Star
  • Legion of Merit
  • Four DFCs
  • 23 Air Medals
  • Bronze Star
  • Two Meritorious Service Medals
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Korean In Hun
  • Vietnam Cross of Gallantry
  • Purple Heart

Flight Info

  • Command Pilot/Airline Transport Pilot
  • About 6500 hours (1000 combat) in T-37, T-33, T-38, F-100, F-101B, F-102, F-104, F-4, A-4. A-7, O-1, O-2, Lear 35/36, Cessna Citation

Promotions

  • Lt-1961
  • Captain-1965
  • Major-1968
  • Lt. Col.-1971
  • Colonel-1973

Military Education

  • 1961 Air Force Academy -Bachelors Degree-Military Air Science
  • 1970 USAF Test Pilot School

Civilian Education

  • 1977 Stanford Business School-Masters Degree-Business
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