Joseph “C.T.” Wang



Preferred Name:
C.T.

Nickname/Call Sign: C.T.

Date of Birth: March 10, 1939

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel

Hometown: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Philadelphia 😉

Biography

I was born in Shanghai and moved to Hong Kong to escape the Japs during WWII. I then moved to Philadelphia in 1948 and stayed because of Mao Tse Tung’s communist movement into southern China. In 1959, I attended the Thaddeus Stevens Trade School in Lancaster, PA (graduated high school and received my Electrical Construction trade certification). 
From 1958-1962 I attended Gettysburg College on a football scholarship; graduated with a BA in Business Admin, and through AFROTC received my commission as a 2LT, and headed for UPT. 
After retiring from the USAF in May of 1991, I became the Director of Operations for TRACOR Flight Systems at Wittmund Air Base in Germany. I held that job until I fully retired in June of 1994 and moved to Las Vegas, NV.

Units Assigned

  • 9/1962-10/1963 UPT Class 64-C (T-37, T-38), Williams AFB, AZ
  • 12/1963-8/1964 F-100 Combat Crew Training (F-100 F/C/D), Luke AFB, AZ
  • 9/1964-4/1966 613th TFS/401st TFW, England AFB (F-100 D/F)
    • 11/1964-3/1965 TDY Clark AB, Philippines, Takhli AB, Thailand, Danang AB, Vietnam (F-100D/F)
  • 4/1966-6/1969 613th TFS/401st TFW, Torrejon AB, Spain (F-100D/F)
  • 4/1969-9/1969 FWIC, Nellis AFB, NV (F-100D/F)
  • 10/1969-6/1970 306th TFS/31TFW Chief W&T, Wing Stan Eval FE, Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100D/F)

Awards & Decorations

Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Medal (with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Service Stars)
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon

Flight Info

T-37
T-38
F-100 C/D/F
F-4E
F-5E
F-16 A/B
C-12C

Military Education

  • SOS
  • ACSC

Civilian Education

  • 1954-1958 Electrical Construction, Thaddeus Stevens Trade School, PA
  • 1958-1962 BA, Gettysburg College
Biography

Biography

I was born in Shanghai and moved to Hong Kong to escape the Japs during WWII. I then moved to Philadelphia in 1948 and stayed because of Mao Tse Tung’s communist movement into southern China. In 1959, I attended the Thaddeus Stevens Trade School in Lancaster, PA (graduated high school and received my Electrical Construction trade certification). 
From 1958-1962 I attended Gettysburg College on a football scholarship; graduated with a BA in Business Admin, and through AFROTC received my commission as a 2LT, and headed for UPT. 
After retiring from the USAF in May of 1991, I became the Director of Operations for TRACOR Flight Systems at Wittmund Air Base in Germany. I held that job until I fully retired in June of 1994 and moved to Las Vegas, NV.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 9/1962-10/1963 UPT Class 64-C (T-37, T-38), Williams AFB, AZ
  • 12/1963-8/1964 F-100 Combat Crew Training (F-100 F/C/D), Luke AFB, AZ
  • 9/1964-4/1966 613th TFS/401st TFW, England AFB (F-100 D/F)
    • 11/1964-3/1965 TDY Clark AB, Philippines, Takhli AB, Thailand, Danang AB, Vietnam (F-100D/F)
  • 4/1966-6/1969 613th TFS/401st TFW, Torrejon AB, Spain (F-100D/F)
  • 4/1969-9/1969 FWIC, Nellis AFB, NV (F-100D/F)
  • 10/1969-6/1970 306th TFS/31TFW Chief W&T, Wing Stan Eval FE, Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100D/F)

Awards & Decorations

Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Medal (with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Service Stars)
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon

Flight Info

T-37
T-38
F-100 C/D/F
F-4E
F-5E
F-16 A/B
C-12C

Military Education

  • SOS
  • ACSC

Civilian Education

  • 1954-1958 Electrical Construction, Thaddeus Stevens Trade School, PA
  • 1958-1962 BA, Gettysburg College
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