Carrol R. Johnson



Preferred Name: 
CR

Nickname/Call Sign: CR

Date of Birth: May 19, 1942

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant Colonel, O5

Hometown: Haddam, KS

Biography

Flying the Hun was my best assignment in the Air Force. I only wish I could have had additional assignments in the aircraft after Vietnam.
After retiring from the USAF in 2003, CR Johnson worked as a DOD Contractor for BDM/TRW, Test and Evaluation work at Albuquerque, NM. He also worked at the Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, CA; with the 3246th Test Wing Detachment, George AFB, CA; the Space Warfare Center Detachment, Las Vegas, NV; and Red Flag support at Nellis AFB, NV.

Units Assigned

  • 6/1967-6/1968 3575th Pilot Training Wing, Vance AFB, OK (T-41, T-37, T-38)
  • 9/1968-3/ 1969 4511th Combat Crew Training Wing, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100C/F)
  • 4/1969-4/1970 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron/31st Tactical Fighter Wing, Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100D)
  • 6/1970-8/1970 F-4 Cat C Checkout, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ (F-4C)
  • 9/1970-5/1971 46th Tactical Fighter Squadron/15th Tactical Fighter Wing, MacDill AFB, FL (F-4E)
  • 6/1971-1/1973 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron/86th Tactical Fighter Wing, “Wild Weasel”, Zweibrucken AB, Germany (F-4C)
  • 2/1973-10/1973 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron/52nd Tactical Fighter Wing, “Wild Weasel”, Spangdahlem AB, Germany (F-4C)
  • 11/1973-6/ 1975 3rd Brigade/3rd Armor Divison, Friedberg, Germany, ALO (T-29, C-131)
  • 8/1975-2/1978 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron/18th Tactical Fighter Wing, “Wild Weasel”, Kadena AB, Okinawa (F-4C)
  • 3/1978-7/1981 562nd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron/37th Tactical Fighter Wing, “Wild Weasel”, George AFB, CA (F-4E/G)
  • 8/1981-6/1982 Student, ACSC, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Jul 1982- 4/1987 HQ AFOTEC, Test Manager and Branch Chief, Kirtland AFB, NM
  • 4/1987 – Retired from Air Force

Awards & Decorations

Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal (with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Flight Info

T-41
T-37
T-38
T-29
F-100 C/D/F
F-4 C/E/G
C-131

Military Education

  • 1967 Officer Training School
  • 1982 Air Command and Staff College (Residence)

Civilian Education

  • 1964 BS/Electrical Engineering, Kansas State University
  • 1977 MS/Systems Management, University of Southern California
Biography

Biography

Flying the Hun was my best assignment in the Air Force. I only wish I could have had additional assignments in the aircraft after Vietnam.
After retiring from the USAF in 2003, CR Johnson worked as a DOD Contractor for BDM/TRW, Test and Evaluation work at Albuquerque, NM. He also worked at the Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, CA; with the 3246th Test Wing Detachment, George AFB, CA; the Space Warfare Center Detachment, Las Vegas, NV; and Red Flag support at Nellis AFB, NV.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 6/1967-6/1968 3575th Pilot Training Wing, Vance AFB, OK (T-41, T-37, T-38)
  • 9/1968-3/ 1969 4511th Combat Crew Training Wing, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100C/F)
  • 4/1969-4/1970 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron/31st Tactical Fighter Wing, Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100D)
  • 6/1970-8/1970 F-4 Cat C Checkout, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ (F-4C)
  • 9/1970-5/1971 46th Tactical Fighter Squadron/15th Tactical Fighter Wing, MacDill AFB, FL (F-4E)
  • 6/1971-1/1973 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron/86th Tactical Fighter Wing, “Wild Weasel”, Zweibrucken AB, Germany (F-4C)
  • 2/1973-10/1973 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron/52nd Tactical Fighter Wing, “Wild Weasel”, Spangdahlem AB, Germany (F-4C)
  • 11/1973-6/ 1975 3rd Brigade/3rd Armor Divison, Friedberg, Germany, ALO (T-29, C-131)
  • 8/1975-2/1978 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron/18th Tactical Fighter Wing, “Wild Weasel”, Kadena AB, Okinawa (F-4C)
  • 3/1978-7/1981 562nd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron/37th Tactical Fighter Wing, “Wild Weasel”, George AFB, CA (F-4E/G)
  • 8/1981-6/1982 Student, ACSC, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Jul 1982- 4/1987 HQ AFOTEC, Test Manager and Branch Chief, Kirtland AFB, NM
  • 4/1987 – Retired from Air Force

Awards & Decorations

Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal (with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Flight Info

T-41
T-37
T-38
T-29
F-100 C/D/F
F-4 C/E/G
C-131

Military Education

  • 1967 Officer Training School
  • 1982 Air Command and Staff College (Residence)

Civilian Education

  • 1964 BS/Electrical Engineering, Kansas State University
  • 1977 MS/Systems Management, University of Southern California
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