Kenneth David Luedeke

Preferred Name: Ken
Nickname/Call Sign: Ken
Date Of Birth: 05-01-1932
Highest Military Grade Held: Major, O4
Hometown: Celina, OH

Civilian Education

  • High School
  • Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)
  • University of Washington: BS Geological Oceanography

Units Assigned

  • 1951-1953 Aircraft Dispatcher Eielson AFB, AK,; C-47, Light Planes
  • 1953-1954 Pilot Training; Mariana AB, FL. & Greenville AFB, MS, PA-17, T-6, T-28, T-33
  • 1955-1957 Test pilot, 3225TH Drone Sq., Holloman AFB, NM,; QF-80, DT-33, QB-17, DB-17, B-26
  • 1957-1959 Test Pilot, 3205TH Drone Det., Patrick AFB, FL., QF-80, DT-33, QB-17, DB-17
  • 1959-1960 Duty Officer, Joint Operations Center, Osan AB, Korea, T-33, L-20
  • Nov 60 – Sep 63, 3205 Drone Squadron Eglin AFB, NM; QF-104A, F-104B, F-104C
  • Sep 65 – Oct 66, 6583 Organizational Maint. Sq.; Holloman AFB, NM; F100C
  • Oct 66 – Oct 67; Engineering Officer, 308th TFS, Tuy Hoa AB, Viet Nam; F100D
  • Oct 67 – Jun 72; Test Pilot AFSC Armament Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.; QF-104A, F-104B, F-104C, OV-10, T-33

Military Education

  • AFIT: BS Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineering
  • Sq. Off. School; Industrial. Col. of the Armed Forces
  • Air Command and Staff College


Advanced Party Chief to Tuy Hoa 1966
Total F-100 Time = 310 Hours
114 Combat Missions, F-100D, Tuy Hoa

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