Jack M. Cook



Preferred Name: 
Jack

Nickname/Call Sign: Ripper

Date Of Birth: June 8, 1929

Highest Military Grade Held: Major

Hometown: Warrenton, VA

Biography

I learned to fly in 1946 while in high school, and reported to Randolph AFB in 1950 with 1000 hrs.

I opted for Mustangs and flew them in Korea along with F-80s and F-86s, then spent 4 years instructing with IPIS in T-33s and B-25s, then on to SAC in Lincoln, Nebraska in KC97s. In 1967, I joined the KANG and flew the F-100, recalled in 1968 and went to Kunsan Korea. I got bored and transferred to the NYANG flying in Tuy Hoa Vietnam.

In 1975, I spent time with Beech and Piper aircraft, and in 1991, I retired from the USAF, moved to Naples FL , and then moved to Warrenton VA in 1993.

Units Assigned

  • 40th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
  • 98th Air Refueling Squadron
  • 302nd Air Refueling Squadron
  • 127th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • KANG, NYANG
  • 8/1991 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

P-51 Mustang
F-80
F-86
T-33
B-25
KC97
F-100
Beech
Piper

Military Education

  • Aviation Cadets
  • Survival Schools
  • Command & Staff

Civilian Education

  • 3 yrs. college
Biography

Biography

I learned to fly in 1946 while in high school, and reported to Randolph AFB in 1950 with 1000 hrs.

I opted for Mustangs and flew them in Korea along with F-80s and F-86s, then spent 4 years instructing with IPIS in T-33s and B-25s, then on to SAC in Lincoln, Nebraska in KC97s. In 1967, I joined the KANG and flew the F-100, recalled in 1968 and went to Kunsan Korea. I got bored and transferred to the NYANG flying in Tuy Hoa Vietnam.

In 1975, I spent time with Beech and Piper aircraft, and in 1991, I retired from the USAF, moved to Naples FL , and then moved to Warrenton VA in 1993.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 40th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
  • 98th Air Refueling Squadron
  • 302nd Air Refueling Squadron
  • 127th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • KANG, NYANG
  • 8/1991 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

P-51 Mustang
F-80
F-86
T-33
B-25
KC97
F-100
Beech
Piper

Military Education

  • Aviation Cadets
  • Survival Schools
  • Command & Staff

Civilian Education

  • 3 yrs. college