John Van Etten


 

Preferred Name: Van

Nickname/Call Sign: Van

Date of Birth: 03-31-1943

Highest Military Grade Held: Capt, O 3

Hometown: Battle Ground, IN

Biography

Awarded “Top Gun” in both gunnery schools, Flew 198 combat missions in all theaters of SEA, Received 2 DFC’s for search & rescue missions. I was one of the on scene commanders in the “Bat 21” SAR.
Flew the Combat Evaluation missions for the new Pave Nail aircraft.
I know John Egan.

Units Assigned

  • 1971-1972 23 TASS, OV-10 Pave Nail aircraft
  • 1973-1980 113 TFS, Indiana ANG, HUF, Terre Haute, IN F-100

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • OTS
  • UPT Vance AFB 71-O3
  • ALO-FAC Gunnery School, Cannon AFB NM, OV-10
  • Gunnery School, Hurlburt Field, Florida
  • Water, Global, & Jungle Survival Schools

Civilian Education

  • B.S. Aeronautics, Purdue University, 1969
Biography

Biography

Awarded “Top Gun” in both gunnery schools, Flew 198 combat missions in all theaters of SEA, Received 2 DFC’s for search & rescue missions. I was one of the on scene commanders in the “Bat 21” SAR.
Flew the Combat Evaluation missions for the new Pave Nail aircraft.
I know John Egan.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1971-1972 23 TASS, OV-10 Pave Nail aircraft
  • 1973-1980 113 TFS, Indiana ANG, HUF, Terre Haute, IN F-100

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • OTS
  • UPT Vance AFB 71-O3
  • ALO-FAC Gunnery School, Cannon AFB NM, OV-10
  • Gunnery School, Hurlburt Field, Florida
  • Water, Global, & Jungle Survival Schools

Civilian Education

  • B.S. Aeronautics, Purdue University, 1969
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