James E. Mack


 

Preferred Name: Jim

Nickname/Call Sign: Blue 4, Covey 24, Misty 24

Date of Birth: March 26, 1940

Highest Military Grade Held: Captain (0-3)

Hometown: Viola, IL

Biography

Applied for & accepted to USAFA before the smart guys discovered it. Enjoyed pilot trng at Vance and received a rare F-102 /F-101 slot at graduation. Was Voodoo pilot at Lockbourne, Columbus, OH. Was offered & accepted F-104 slot to SVN in 66. Mission CNXed & accepted F-100 slot at Cannon AFB. At the end of F-100 checkout, was informed I would be an O-1 FAC. Off to Hurlburt AFB, trained, went thru Snake School at Clark; then to Kontum for 100 missions as a COVEY FAC. Transferred to CuChi as FAC to assist ARMY Opns. Received and accepted F-100 slot at PhanRang. Immediately volunteered for MISTY. Flew 50 missions & back to PhanRang to end tour. Sent back to ADC & accepted F-101 assignment to Suffolk CO AFB.

Units Assigned

  • 1962-1963 Pilot Training, Vance AFB, OK
  • 1964-1966 87th FIS Lockbourne AFB, OH
  • 1966  522nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM
  • 1967 20th TASS, DaNang AB, Vietnam/19th TASS Bein Hoa AB, Vietnam
  • 1967-1968 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron, PhanRang AB, Vietnam/Commando Sabre Operations/PhuCat AB, Vietnam
  • 1968-1969 Suffolk CO AFB, NY (F-101)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100
F-101

Military Education

1958-1962 USAF Academy, CO
1965 Squadron Officer School

Civilian Education

Biography

Biography

Applied for & accepted to USAFA before the smart guys discovered it. Enjoyed pilot trng at Vance and received a rare F-102 /F-101 slot at graduation. Was Voodoo pilot at Lockbourne, Columbus, OH. Was offered & accepted F-104 slot to SVN in 66. Mission CNXed & accepted F-100 slot at Cannon AFB. At the end of F-100 checkout, was informed I would be an O-1 FAC. Off to Hurlburt AFB, trained, went thru Snake School at Clark; then to Kontum for 100 missions as a COVEY FAC. Transferred to CuChi as FAC to assist ARMY Opns. Received and accepted F-100 slot at PhanRang. Immediately volunteered for MISTY. Flew 50 missions & back to PhanRang to end tour. Sent back to ADC & accepted F-101 assignment to Suffolk CO AFB.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1962-1963 Pilot Training, Vance AFB, OK
  • 1964-1966 87th FIS Lockbourne AFB, OH
  • 1966  522nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM
  • 1967 20th TASS, DaNang AB, Vietnam/19th TASS Bein Hoa AB, Vietnam
  • 1967-1968 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron, PhanRang AB, Vietnam/Commando Sabre Operations/PhuCat AB, Vietnam
  • 1968-1969 Suffolk CO AFB, NY (F-101)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100
F-101

Military Education

1958-1962 USAF Academy, CO
1965 Squadron Officer School

Civilian Education

Photos
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