Jack M. Cook


 

Preferred Name: Jack

Nickname/Call Sign: Ripper

Date Of Birth: 06-08-1929

Highest Military Grade Held: Major

Hometown: Warrenton, VA

Biography

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

Opted for Mustangs and flew them in Korea along with F-80s and F-86s. Spent 4 years instructing with IPIS in T-33s and B-25s then on to SAC in Lincoln, Nebraska in KC97s. In 1967 joined the KANG and flew the F-100, recalled in 1968 and went to Kunsan Korea. Got bored and transferred to the NYANG flying in Tuy Hoa Vietnam. Retired in 1975, spent time with Beech and Piper aircraft.

Retired to Naples FL in 1988 and moved to Warrenton VA in 1993

Units Assigned

  • 40th FIS
  • 98th ARS
  • 302ARS
  • 127th Tfs
  • KANG, NYANG
  • Aug 1991 Retirement from Military

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Aviation Cadets, all Survival Schools, Command & Staff

Civilian Education

  • 3 yrs. college
Biography

Biography

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

Opted for Mustangs and flew them in Korea along with F-80s and F-86s. Spent 4 years instructing with IPIS in T-33s and B-25s then on to SAC in Lincoln, Nebraska in KC97s. In 1967 joined the KANG and flew the F-100, recalled in 1968 and went to Kunsan Korea. Got bored and transferred to the NYANG flying in Tuy Hoa Vietnam. Retired in 1975, spent time with Beech and Piper aircraft.

Retired to Naples FL in 1988 and moved to Warrenton VA in 1993

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 40th FIS
  • 98th ARS
  • 302ARS
  • 127th Tfs
  • KANG, NYANG
  • Aug 1991 Retirement from Military

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Aviation Cadets, all Survival Schools, Command & Staff

Civilian Education

  • 3 yrs. college