John Thomas Buck, Sr.

 


 

Preferred Name: John

Nickname/Call Sign:

Date of Birth: 04-04-1931

Highest Military Grade Held: Major General, O8

Hometown: Farrnington, MI

Comments

As a Senior Officer I had a category 4 check-out of 80 hours in a F4, and advanced familiarization 30 hours in a F-16, 25 hours in a F-15, 1 flight in a French Mirage. The F-100 was the most challenging aircraft I ever flew, but very honest. It did what the DASH 1 said it would do. I like it the best followed closely by the F8U.

Units Assigned

  • 1956 Flight training Bartow Air Base Florida, Laredo AFB. TX
  • 1957-1960 34th FDS, 308th TFS George AFB, Victorville CA. F100
  • 1960-1962 Marine Exchange Duty, VMF 333 Beaufort MCAS Beaufort, SC Carrier Qualified F8U
  • 1962-1964 308th TFS Homestead AFB, FL F100
  • 1964-1965 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 1965-1966 Jump DASC, Shaw AFB, South Carolina Supporting 82’~ and 101st Airborne Div.
  • 1966-1967 1st Australian Task Force. FAC, RVN 0-1
  • 1967-1967 90th TFS Bien Hoa AB, RVN. F100
  • 1967-1968 AFIT, Allison Div. General Motors, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1968-1973 F- 15 System Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • Attached to 121 TFW Ohio Air National Guard.. Lockborn ANG. OH F100
  • 1973-1974 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • 1974-1978 Deputy for Surveillance and Command Systems, Commander 3245 Air Base Group, Deputy for Control and Communications Systems, Hanscom AFB, MA
  • 1978-1980 Chief Special Projects Office, SHAPE, Belgium
  • 1980-1983 Deputy for Air Borne Warning and Control Systems (Program Manager) Hanscom AFB, MA
  • 1983-1984 Vice Commander Aeronautical System Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • Retired 31 August, 1984

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • AFROTC University of Michigan 1955;
  • Pilot Training Class 57 F,1956;
  • Advanced Fighter Training F86 and F100 1957 Williams AFB, AZ, Nellis AFB, NV;
  • Air Command and Staff College Maxwell AFB, AL 1965;
  • Army Parachute Training (Jump School) Fort Benning ,GA 1966;
  • Special Forces Officers Course Fort Bragg, NC 1966;
  • AFIT
  • Education with Industry Indianapolis, IN 1968;
  • Air WarCollege DG Maxwell AFB, AL 1974

Civilian Education

  • BA The University of Michigan 1955
  • MS George Washington University 1964
Biography

Comments

As a Senior Officer I had a category 4 check-out of 80 hours in a F4, and advanced familiarization 30 hours in a F-16, 25 hours in a F-15, 1 flight in a French Mirage. The F-100 was the most challenging aircraft I ever flew, but very honest. It did what the DASH 1 said it would do. I like it the best followed closely by the F8U.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1956 Flight training Bartow Air Base Florida, Laredo AFB. TX
  • 1957-1960 34th FDS, 308th TFS George AFB, Victorville CA. F100
  • 1960-1962 Marine Exchange Duty, VMF 333 Beaufort MCAS Beaufort, SC Carrier Qualified F8U
  • 1962-1964 308th TFS Homestead AFB, FL F100
  • 1964-1965 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 1965-1966 Jump DASC, Shaw AFB, South Carolina Supporting 82’~ and 101st Airborne Div.
  • 1966-1967 1st Australian Task Force. FAC, RVN 0-1
  • 1967-1967 90th TFS Bien Hoa AB, RVN. F100
  • 1967-1968 AFIT, Allison Div. General Motors, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1968-1973 F- 15 System Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • Attached to 121 TFW Ohio Air National Guard.. Lockborn ANG. OH F100
  • 1973-1974 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • 1974-1978 Deputy for Surveillance and Command Systems, Commander 3245 Air Base Group, Deputy for Control and Communications Systems, Hanscom AFB, MA
  • 1978-1980 Chief Special Projects Office, SHAPE, Belgium
  • 1980-1983 Deputy for Air Borne Warning and Control Systems (Program Manager) Hanscom AFB, MA
  • 1983-1984 Vice Commander Aeronautical System Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • Retired 31 August, 1984

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • AFROTC University of Michigan 1955;
  • Pilot Training Class 57 F,1956;
  • Advanced Fighter Training F86 and F100 1957 Williams AFB, AZ, Nellis AFB, NV;
  • Air Command and Staff College Maxwell AFB, AL 1965;
  • Army Parachute Training (Jump School) Fort Benning ,GA 1966;
  • Special Forces Officers Course Fort Bragg, NC 1966;
  • AFIT
  • Education with Industry Indianapolis, IN 1968;
  • Air WarCollege DG Maxwell AFB, AL 1974

Civilian Education

  • BA The University of Michigan 1955
  • MS George Washington University 1964