Alton B. Winkelman



Preferred Name: 
Al

Nickname/Call Sign: Misty 79

Date of Birth: June 17, 1940

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Biography

Al Winkelman was “Misty 79”. Misty Forward Air Controllers flew F-100’s at low altitude, marking enemy targets during the Vietnam War. One quarter of the “Misty’s” all volunteer unit were shot down.
After serving in the USAF, Al Winkelman moved to Utah to become a ski instructor.

Units Assigned

  • 1968 Cannon AFB, NM (F-100)
  • 1969 Phu Cat AB, Vietnam (F-100)

 

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

Biography

Biography

Al Winkelman was “Misty 79”. Misty Forward Air Controllers flew F-100’s at low altitude, marking enemy targets during the Vietnam War. One quarter of the “Misty’s” all volunteer unit were shot down.
After serving in the USAF, Al Winkelman moved to Utah to become a ski instructor.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1968 Cannon AFB, NM (F-100)
  • 1969 Phu Cat AB, Vietnam (F-100)

 

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

Photos
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