Thomas Louis Wisnousky

 


 
Preferred Name: Thomas
Nickname/Call Sign: Wizzer
Date Of Birth: 01-03-1941
Highest Military Grade Held: Captain, O3
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA

Biography

I directed the F-100D/F maintenance activities of the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron during conversion from the centralized maintenance concept of Air Force Manual 66-1 to a reconstituted Tactical Fighter Squadron . My duties and responsibilities expanded from those of a Flight-line Maintenance Officer to a Material Staff Officer. I was assigned five officers and 242 enlisted personnel to provide complete organizational support for 18 F-100 fighter aircraft. The support included squadron: Supply, Quality Control, Maintenance Control, Avionics, Munitions, Aero Repair, Aerospace Ground Equipment, Flight-line, Motor Vehicle, and Propulsion Maintenance. I contributed to the 27th Wing plan for Facilities utilization and organized the hangars and buildings assigned to my squadron into the necessary shops. The conversion was accomplished while supporting the Replacement Training Unit mission (RTU) of the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron. During the period 31 October, 1966 to 12 August, 1968 we increased the aircraft utilization rate from 16 to 22 hours per month, and graduated every class of RTU pilots ahead of schedule.

Units Assigned

Units Assigned

  • July 1964 – Sep 1965 474th FMS, Cannon AFB, NM F-100D/F
  • Sep 1965 – Oct 1966 Hq 27th Tac Ftr Wg, Cannon AFB, NM F-100D/F
  • Oct 1966 – Oct 1967 481st Tac Ftr Sq, Cannon AFB, NM F-100 D/F
  • Oct 1967 – Aug 1968 481st Tac Ftr Sq, Cannon AFB, NM F-100D/F
  • Aug 1968 – Jun 1969 357th Tac Ftr Sq, (PACAF) Takhli RTAB, Thailand F-105 D/F
  • Jun 1969 – Jul 1970 6549th OMS, , HqAF Eastern Test Range, AFSC, Patrick AFB, FL, NKC-135N, KC-135, C-135, C-118, T-39 Transient A/C of all types, NASA T-38
  • July 1970 – Jan 1971 Aircraft Maintenance Control Branch, Hq AFETR, AFSC, Patrick AFB, FL NKC-135N, KC-135, C-135, C-118, T-39 Transient A/C of all types, NASA T-38
  • Jan 1971 – Jul 1975 Maintenance Control, 6549th CAMS, AFETR, AFSC, Patrick AFB, FL NKC-135N, KC-135, C-135, C-118, T-39 Transient A/C of all types, NASA T-38 Field Maintenance Support of Air Rescue H-53s.

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Basic AFROTC, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA 1961
  • OTS, Lackland AFB, TX 1963
  • Aircraft Maint. Officer’s Course OBR 4341, Chanute AFB, IL 1964
  • Aircraft Maint. Technical Course, F-100, Cannon AFB, NM 1964
  • Staff Officer’s OJT Orientation Course, Patrick AFB, FL 1968
  • Effective Executive Course, Patrick AFB, FL 1971
  • Squadron Officer’s School, Maxwell AFB, AL 1971
  • Aircraft Maint. Mgmt Course, Patrick AFB, FL 1972
  • Labor Management Relations Course, Patrick AFB, FL 1974

Civilian Education

  • BA Business Administration, Coe College, Cedar Rapids IA 1963
  • MA Business Administration, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL 1972
Biography

Biography

I directed the F-100D/F maintenance activities of the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron during conversion from the centralized maintenance concept of Air Force Manual 66-1 to a reconstituted Tactical Fighter Squadron . My duties and responsibilities expanded from those of a Flight-line Maintenance Officer to a Material Staff Officer. I was assigned five officers and 242 enlisted personnel to provide complete organizational support for 18 F-100 fighter aircraft. The support included squadron: Supply, Quality Control, Maintenance Control, Avionics, Munitions, Aero Repair, Aerospace Ground Equipment, Flight-line, Motor Vehicle, and Propulsion Maintenance. I contributed to the 27th Wing plan for Facilities utilization and organized the hangars and buildings assigned to my squadron into the necessary shops. The conversion was accomplished while supporting the Replacement Training Unit mission (RTU) of the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron. During the period 31 October, 1966 to 12 August, 1968 we increased the aircraft utilization rate from 16 to 22 hours per month, and graduated every class of RTU pilots ahead of schedule.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

Units Assigned

  • July 1964 – Sep 1965 474th FMS, Cannon AFB, NM F-100D/F
  • Sep 1965 – Oct 1966 Hq 27th Tac Ftr Wg, Cannon AFB, NM F-100D/F
  • Oct 1966 – Oct 1967 481st Tac Ftr Sq, Cannon AFB, NM F-100 D/F
  • Oct 1967 – Aug 1968 481st Tac Ftr Sq, Cannon AFB, NM F-100D/F
  • Aug 1968 – Jun 1969 357th Tac Ftr Sq, (PACAF) Takhli RTAB, Thailand F-105 D/F
  • Jun 1969 – Jul 1970 6549th OMS, , HqAF Eastern Test Range, AFSC, Patrick AFB, FL, NKC-135N, KC-135, C-135, C-118, T-39 Transient A/C of all types, NASA T-38
  • July 1970 – Jan 1971 Aircraft Maintenance Control Branch, Hq AFETR, AFSC, Patrick AFB, FL NKC-135N, KC-135, C-135, C-118, T-39 Transient A/C of all types, NASA T-38
  • Jan 1971 – Jul 1975 Maintenance Control, 6549th CAMS, AFETR, AFSC, Patrick AFB, FL NKC-135N, KC-135, C-135, C-118, T-39 Transient A/C of all types, NASA T-38 Field Maintenance Support of Air Rescue H-53s.

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Basic AFROTC, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA 1961
  • OTS, Lackland AFB, TX 1963
  • Aircraft Maint. Officer’s Course OBR 4341, Chanute AFB, IL 1964
  • Aircraft Maint. Technical Course, F-100, Cannon AFB, NM 1964
  • Staff Officer’s OJT Orientation Course, Patrick AFB, FL 1968
  • Effective Executive Course, Patrick AFB, FL 1971
  • Squadron Officer’s School, Maxwell AFB, AL 1971
  • Aircraft Maint. Mgmt Course, Patrick AFB, FL 1972
  • Labor Management Relations Course, Patrick AFB, FL 1974

Civilian Education

  • BA Business Administration, Coe College, Cedar Rapids IA 1963
  • MA Business Administration, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL 1972
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