Bernard J. Higgins



Preferred Name: 
Barney

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Date of Birth: September 25, 1934

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Biography

Bernard “Barney” Higgins was born in the coal regions of Pennsylvania in 1934. He received his USAF commission and fighter pilots wings in 1955. After his active duty he flew for thirty years for United Airlines.

In his own words he “Never bent metal and never hurt anyone. Someone once told me that you can’t fly forever without getting killed. Nonsense! You just need to be lucky and have a minimal amount of skill.”

Units Assigned

  • 1955 Commissioned/Fighter Wings, USAF
  • 1971-1972 163rd Tactical Fighter Squadron (F-100)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

 

  • Wall of Honor Location: Foil: 14 Panel: 1 Column: 3 Line: 14
    Wall of Honor Level: Air and Space Friend
    Dedicated Panel: Retired United Pilots Association

Military Education

Civilian Education

Biography

Biography

Bernard “Barney” Higgins was born in the coal regions of Pennsylvania in 1934. He received his USAF commission and fighter pilots wings in 1955. After his active duty he flew for thirty years for United Airlines.

In his own words he “Never bent metal and never hurt anyone. Someone once told me that you can’t fly forever without getting killed. Nonsense! You just need to be lucky and have a minimal amount of skill.”

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1955 Commissioned/Fighter Wings, USAF
  • 1971-1972 163rd Tactical Fighter Squadron (F-100)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

 

  • Wall of Honor Location: Foil: 14 Panel: 1 Column: 3 Line: 14
    Wall of Honor Level: Air and Space Friend
    Dedicated Panel: Retired United Pilots Association

Military Education

Civilian Education

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