Alan L. Rennick



Preferred Name:
Buck

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Date of Birth: January 23, 1938

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant Colonel

Hometown: Wichita, KS

Biography

Alan L. Rennick testified during the House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Tactical Air Support in 1965. Here is part of his testimony:
Mr. Pike (from the House of Representatives): Before you went to Vietnam you were with the 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron at England Air Force Base, LA; is that correct?
Captain Rennick: Yes, sir.
Mr. Pike: What did you fly with them?
Captain Rennick: The F-100, sir.
Mr. Pike: And when you got to Vietnam, you stepped from an F-100 to an A-1E; is that correct?
Captain Rennick: Yes, sir.
Mr. Pike: Were there any F-100’s in Vietnam at that time?
Captain Rennick: I don’t know if they actually were in the country, Sir. However, I do know that they were not striking until sometime in February.
Mr. Pike: They weren’t using F-100’s when you went to Vietnam?
Captain Rennick: No, sir.
Mr. Pike: So you stepped back from a jet plane to a prop plane; is that correct?
Captain Rennick: Yes, sir. It was a fancy sidestep.
Mr. Pike: Having had the experience in both the F-100 and the A-1E, would you care to make any comments on what you would rather be flying in close air support operations?
Captain Rennick: I would rather be flying the F-100, because it has an air-conditioned cockpit.
For the full text of the hearing see the following link. Alan Rennick’s testimony starts on page 4679. https://books.google.com/books?id=yP4cKlMxjFoC&pg=PA4679&lpg=PA4679&dq=%22alan+l+rennick%22&source=bl&ots=bWfUyeyBkG&sig=ACfU3U0kqmZvKFHsN_-5tPUhn_Y3ntFtWg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi8-vuGkpzmAhUFhOAKHYQGAAcQ6AEwAXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22alan%20l%20rennick%22&f=false)

Units Assigned

  • 3/1961 Primary Flight Training, Webb AFB, TX
  • 1961 Basic Training, Randolph AFB, TX
  • 1962 F-100 Gunnery Training, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 1/1963-4/1964 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron, England AFB, LA (F-100)
  • 4/1964-6/1964 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL (F-100)
  • 6/1964-2/1965 1st Air Commando Squadron, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam (T-28, B-26, A-1E)
  • 2/1965-4/1965 FAC Vietnamese Airborne Brigade, 2nd Battalion Task Force, Saigon, Vietnam (A-1E, F-100, B-57)
  • 4/1965-6/1965 Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam (300 missions in Vietnam)
  • 6/1965 England AFB, LA

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100
T-28
B-57
A-1E

Military Education

Civilian Education

  • 1961 University of Arkansas
Biography

Biography

Alan L. Rennick testified during the House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Tactical Air Support in 1965. Here is part of his testimony:
Mr. Pike (from the House of Representatives): Before you went to Vietnam you were with the 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron at England Air Force Base, LA; is that correct?
Captain Rennick: Yes, sir.
Mr. Pike: What did you fly with them?
Captain Rennick: The F-100, sir.
Mr. Pike: And when you got to Vietnam, you stepped from an F-100 to an A-1E; is that correct?
Captain Rennick: Yes, sir.
Mr. Pike: Were there any F-100’s in Vietnam at that time?
Captain Rennick: I don’t know if they actually were in the country, Sir. However, I do know that they were not striking until sometime in February.
Mr. Pike: They weren’t using F-100’s when you went to Vietnam?
Captain Rennick: No, sir.
Mr. Pike: So you stepped back from a jet plane to a prop plane; is that correct?
Captain Rennick: Yes, sir. It was a fancy sidestep.
Mr. Pike: Having had the experience in both the F-100 and the A-1E, would you care to make any comments on what you would rather be flying in close air support operations?
Captain Rennick: I would rather be flying the F-100, because it has an air-conditioned cockpit.
For the full text of the hearing see the following link. Alan Rennick’s testimony starts on page 4679. https://books.google.com/books?id=yP4cKlMxjFoC&pg=PA4679&lpg=PA4679&dq=%22alan+l+rennick%22&source=bl&ots=bWfUyeyBkG&sig=ACfU3U0kqmZvKFHsN_-5tPUhn_Y3ntFtWg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi8-vuGkpzmAhUFhOAKHYQGAAcQ6AEwAXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22alan%20l%20rennick%22&f=false)

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 3/1961 Primary Flight Training, Webb AFB, TX
  • 1961 Basic Training, Randolph AFB, TX
  • 1962 F-100 Gunnery Training, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 1/1963-4/1964 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron, England AFB, LA (F-100)
  • 4/1964-6/1964 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL (F-100)
  • 6/1964-2/1965 1st Air Commando Squadron, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam (T-28, B-26, A-1E)
  • 2/1965-4/1965 FAC Vietnamese Airborne Brigade, 2nd Battalion Task Force, Saigon, Vietnam (A-1E, F-100, B-57)
  • 4/1965-6/1965 Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam (300 missions in Vietnam)
  • 6/1965 England AFB, LA

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100
T-28
B-57
A-1E

Military Education

Civilian Education

  • 1961 University of Arkansas
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