John E. Gill

 


Preferred Name: John

Nickname/Call Sign: Gummy or Corky

Date Of Birth: Unknown

Highest Military Grade Held: SMSgt, E-8

Hometown: Elmira, NY

Biography

I have a pilot’s license with a glider rating. I fly and work on sailplanes and small powered aircraft.

I have 5639 hrs. in high-performance sailplanes with over 7000 flights without an engine – (no go-arounds).

Aviation has been my whole life and I would not have it any other way!

Units Assigned

  • Jan 16, 1953 Basic Training, Flight 2265, Sampson AFB, NY
  • 1953 Jet Fighter Maintenance School, Amarillo AFB, TX
  • 1954 509th Fighter Bomber Sqdn, Langley AFB, VA F-84F
  • 1955 Kimpo Korea RF-80
  • 1955 45th Tac Recce Sqdn, Misawa AB, Japan RF-84F
  • Jun 1957 Departed USAF Schweizer Aircraft Corp, Elmira, NY
  • Aug 1957 Reenlisted in USAF – 509th FBS, Langley AFB, VA F-100D
  • Oct 1957 TDY Landstuhl AB, GE
  • 1958 Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV F-100D/F
  • Feb, 1962 NCO Academy
  • Mar 1962 Crew Chief USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team (Capt. Jerry Larson)
  • ????? Flight Chief, Bitburg AB, GE F-105D, F-4D
  • Dec 1966 27th TFW, Cannon AFB, NM F-100D/F
  • ????? Korat AB, Thailand EC-121D
  • ????? Langley AFB, VA
  • 1973 12th Air Force Inspector General, Bergstrom AFB, TX
  • 1974 Retired from USAF

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Jet Fighter Maintenance School
  • USAF F-84F, F-100D/F, F-105, F-4D schools
  • NCO Academy
  • Armed Forces Courier School

Civilian Education

  • High School
Biography

Biography

I have a pilot’s license with a glider rating. I fly and work on sailplanes and small powered aircraft.

I have 5639 hrs. in high-performance sailplanes with over 7000 flights without an engine – (no go-arounds).

Aviation has been my whole life and I would not have it any other way!

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • Jan 16, 1953 Basic Training, Flight 2265, Sampson AFB, NY
  • 1953 Jet Fighter Maintenance School, Amarillo AFB, TX
  • 1954 509th Fighter Bomber Sqdn, Langley AFB, VA F-84F
  • 1955 Kimpo Korea RF-80
  • 1955 45th Tac Recce Sqdn, Misawa AB, Japan RF-84F
  • Jun 1957 Departed USAF Schweizer Aircraft Corp, Elmira, NY
  • Aug 1957 Reenlisted in USAF – 509th FBS, Langley AFB, VA F-100D
  • Oct 1957 TDY Landstuhl AB, GE
  • 1958 Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV F-100D/F
  • Feb, 1962 NCO Academy
  • Mar 1962 Crew Chief USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team (Capt. Jerry Larson)
  • ????? Flight Chief, Bitburg AB, GE F-105D, F-4D
  • Dec 1966 27th TFW, Cannon AFB, NM F-100D/F
  • ????? Korat AB, Thailand EC-121D
  • ????? Langley AFB, VA
  • 1973 12th Air Force Inspector General, Bergstrom AFB, TX
  • 1974 Retired from USAF

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Jet Fighter Maintenance School
  • USAF F-84F, F-100D/F, F-105, F-4D schools
  • NCO Academy
  • Armed Forces Courier School

Civilian Education

  • High School