Henry Gallmeyer

 


Preferred Name: Henry

Nickname/Call Sign: Nite Tank Hank

Date Of Birth: 05-06-1942

Highest Military Grade Held: Lt. Col. O5

Hometown: Preble, IN

Biography

Enlisted in the 122TFW in OCT 1959 as a an AGE technician and participated in the Berlin Crisis at Chambly, France from October 1961 to July 1962. Saw my first F100 there. Never dreamed that I would ever get to fly one. Was able to qualify, in 1965, for a direct commission (E5 to 01 as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer) to go to pilot training.

Attended UPT at Laredo AFB. Had some phenomenal instructors just back from Viet Nam. Was always stationed at FWA with the 122FW. Worked by day as a civilian and flew night, hence the nickname. Held many staff jobs including, Chief of SE, Plans, Command Post, and Safety, in addition to being in the cockpit for 28 years.

Given the world situation I was able to travel all over the world with the 122FW and on some special assignments with the Guard Bureau.

Ended up with 3700 hours of fighter time. Would not trade the experience for anything.

Units Assigned

  • Oct 1959 to April 1967 122nd Maintenance Squadron –
  • May 1967 to May 1968 USAF Pilot Training– T41, T37, T38—
  • 1968-1971–163rd TFS (FWA)– F84F (625 hrs)
  • 1971–162nd (TUC) F100C/F Checkout
  • 1971-1979–122TFG (FWA) F100D/F, IP/SEFE (1230 hrs)
  • 1979–555TTS (LUF) F4C
  • 1979-1991–122TFW (FWA) F4C/F4E, IP/SEFE (1650 hrs)
  • 1991– 62TTS (MCF) F16C/D Checkout
  • 1991-1995 –122FW (FWA) F16C (195 hrs)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Basic Training at Lackland AFB in 1960
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment School – Chanute AFB 1960
  • USAF Pilot Training – Laredo AFB Class 68G May 1967 – May 1968
  • Squadron Officers School – 1978
  • Air Command and Staff – 1984
  • USAF Mishap Investigation Course – 1990

Civilian Education

  • Indiana Institute of Technology (BS in Business Admin) 1990
Biography

Biography

Enlisted in the 122TFW in OCT 1959 as a an AGE technician and participated in the Berlin Crisis at Chambly, France from October 1961 to July 1962. Saw my first F100 there. Never dreamed that I would ever get to fly one. Was able to qualify, in 1965, for a direct commission (E5 to 01 as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer) to go to pilot training.

Attended UPT at Laredo AFB. Had some phenomenal instructors just back from Viet Nam. Was always stationed at FWA with the 122FW. Worked by day as a civilian and flew night, hence the nickname. Held many staff jobs including, Chief of SE, Plans, Command Post, and Safety, in addition to being in the cockpit for 28 years.

Given the world situation I was able to travel all over the world with the 122FW and on some special assignments with the Guard Bureau.

Ended up with 3700 hours of fighter time. Would not trade the experience for anything.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • Oct 1959 to April 1967 122nd Maintenance Squadron –
  • May 1967 to May 1968 USAF Pilot Training– T41, T37, T38—
  • 1968-1971–163rd TFS (FWA)– F84F (625 hrs)
  • 1971–162nd (TUC) F100C/F Checkout
  • 1971-1979–122TFG (FWA) F100D/F, IP/SEFE (1230 hrs)
  • 1979–555TTS (LUF) F4C
  • 1979-1991–122TFW (FWA) F4C/F4E, IP/SEFE (1650 hrs)
  • 1991– 62TTS (MCF) F16C/D Checkout
  • 1991-1995 –122FW (FWA) F16C (195 hrs)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Basic Training at Lackland AFB in 1960
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment School – Chanute AFB 1960
  • USAF Pilot Training – Laredo AFB Class 68G May 1967 – May 1968
  • Squadron Officers School – 1978
  • Air Command and Staff – 1984
  • USAF Mishap Investigation Course – 1990

Civilian Education

  • Indiana Institute of Technology (BS in Business Admin) 1990