Charles H. Holden



Preferred Name: 
Chuck

Nickname/Call Sign: Misty 75

Date of Birth: 

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel

Hometown:

Biography

In a B-26 in ’63 flying 51 combat missions as a Navigator, Chuck got hit in the foot with a 30 caliber round. He was awarded a Purple Heart. At Phu Cat AB, he flew the F-100 as a fighter pilot and as a Misty and was awarded a Silver Star and a several DFC’s. In the famed 55th “triple nickel”  F-4 squadron he flew in the famous Christmas bombing 12 days as an F-4 counter-air pilot (looking for MIG’s) as protection for the B-52’s.
Chuck Holden flew his third combat tour in F-4’s, retired from the Air Force as a Colonel at Nellis AFB and STILL runs a couple of corporate flight departments (jet qualified) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Units Assigned

  • 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron (F-100)
  • 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Misty 75) Phu Cat AB, Vietnam (F-100)
  • 353th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Torrejon AB, Spain

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Flying Cross
 Silver Star
 Purple Heart

Flight Info

F-100
F-4

Military Education

Civilian Education

Biography

Biography

In a B-26 in ’63 flying 51 combat missions as a Navigator, Chuck got hit in the foot with a 30 caliber round. He was awarded a Purple Heart. At Phu Cat AB, he flew the F-100 as a fighter pilot and as a Misty and was awarded a Silver Star and a several DFC’s. In the famed 55th “triple nickel”  F-4 squadron he flew in the famous Christmas bombing 12 days as an F-4 counter-air pilot (looking for MIG’s) as protection for the B-52’s.
Chuck Holden flew his third combat tour in F-4’s, retired from the Air Force as a Colonel at Nellis AFB and STILL runs a couple of corporate flight departments (jet qualified) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron (F-100)
  • 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Misty 75) Phu Cat AB, Vietnam (F-100)
  • 353th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Torrejon AB, Spain

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Flying Cross
 Silver Star
 Purple Heart

Flight Info

F-100
F-4

Military Education

Civilian Education

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