Joe Frederick


Preferred Name: Joe

Nickname/Call Sign: Joe

Date Of Birth: 10-31-1940

Highest Military Grade Held: Captain, O3

Hometown: Troy, OH

Biography

Flew T-41, T-37 and T-38 White Rockets in pilot training class 68-G at Webb AFB, Big Spring TX.

Flew F-84F Thunderstreak in Ohio ANG, 1968-1971

Flew F-100 Super Sabre in Ohio ANG, 1971-1974

I spent my civilian career, including while I was a weekend warrior, at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson AFB, working on propulsion and stealth technology development. After an early retirement I started working for a small systems engineering company that supports base activities at WPAFB, and that’s where I am now.

Why did they affectionately call the F-84F the “Hog”? On a hot summer day, with two 450 gal tanks and the low thrust engine it had, the jet used every bit of Springfield’s 9000’ runway. But it was supersonic going straight down! When we got our Huns from VN they had lots of bullet holes in them. Both jets were great airplanes. My years flying the Thunderstreak and the Hun were the best.

“Outboard and back, for an easy light!”

Units Assigned

  • 1967-1968 UPT, Webb AFB, Big Spring, TX T-41, T-37 and T-38
  • 1968-1974 162nd TFS, 178th TFG, Ohio ANG, Springfield, OH F-84F, F-100

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • UPT Webb AFB, TX
  • Deep Sea Survival School, Homestead AFB, FL
  • SOS
  • ACSC

Civilian Education

  • BSAE (Parks College/St Louis University),
  • MSAE, MSEE (both from University of Dayton)
Biography

Biography

Flew T-41, T-37 and T-38 White Rockets in pilot training class 68-G at Webb AFB, Big Spring TX.

Flew F-84F Thunderstreak in Ohio ANG, 1968-1971

Flew F-100 Super Sabre in Ohio ANG, 1971-1974

I spent my civilian career, including while I was a weekend warrior, at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson AFB, working on propulsion and stealth technology development. After an early retirement I started working for a small systems engineering company that supports base activities at WPAFB, and that’s where I am now.

Why did they affectionately call the F-84F the “Hog”? On a hot summer day, with two 450 gal tanks and the low thrust engine it had, the jet used every bit of Springfield’s 9000’ runway. But it was supersonic going straight down! When we got our Huns from VN they had lots of bullet holes in them. Both jets were great airplanes. My years flying the Thunderstreak and the Hun were the best.

“Outboard and back, for an easy light!”

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1967-1968 UPT, Webb AFB, Big Spring, TX T-41, T-37 and T-38
  • 1968-1974 162nd TFS, 178th TFG, Ohio ANG, Springfield, OH F-84F, F-100

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • UPT Webb AFB, TX
  • Deep Sea Survival School, Homestead AFB, FL
  • SOS
  • ACSC

Civilian Education

  • BSAE (Parks College/St Louis University),
  • MSAE, MSEE (both from University of Dayton)
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