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NameDriscoll, Jerry D.
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
Home TownChicago
Home StateIL
High SchoolDe La Salle High School, Chicago, IL.
High School ActivitiesBaseball
Post High SchoolSt Mary's College - 1 yr. MBA Central Michigan Univ. - 1978
Academy ExperiencesSki Club, Ring Cmte, Catholic Choir, Saddle Club, Prof Stu Club, Sq ¶Materiel Off.
Academic Degree MajorBS - Public Affairs
Active Duty Assignments Before CapturePlt Tng, Craig AFB, AL.¶Plt Tng F-105 4520th CmbtCrTng Sq. Nellis AFB, NV.¶23rd TFWg. McConnel AFB, KS.¶469th TFSq 388 TFWg Korat AB, Thai
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationSEA tour commenced 10 Nov, 1965. Jerry advanced to element ¶leader then to flight leader in the first few months of his tour
Capture MissionOn 24 April, 1966 on his 112th Combat Mission, his F-105 was ¶struck in the engine section by ground fire near Hanoi NVN. The ¶aircraft caught fire and when it broke in half, Jerry ejected. No ¶beeper or chute detected
MIA Information and DatesReported MIA - 24 April, 1966. Changed to POW - 17 Jan. 1967
Capture Date4/24/1966
POW Locations and DatesHanoi, North Vietnam - 81 months
Release Date2/12/1973
Rank at Capture1st Lt
Rank at ReleaseCapt
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleaseFLt Cmdr/InstPlt F-4E 308thTFSq Homestead AFB, FL¶F-105/A-10 Action OffAFisc Norton AFB, CA.¶Chief Fgtr/Tngr Branch AFISC Norton AFB, CA.¶InstPlt 50th FTSq Columbus AFB, MS.¶Cmdr 3614CCTSq Fairchild AFB, WA.¶Prof AFROTC Det85, Univ CA, Berkeley, CA.Plt B727 American ¶Airlines, Chicago, IL.¶Plt/Cpt Netjets Aviation, Columbus, OH.¶¶
Burial Site
Aeronautical Speciality RatingCommand Pilot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsSilver Star(1) LOM(2) DFC(3) BS(2) AM(10) PH(2) MSM(2) AFCM(3)
CommentsMA Degree - Central Michigan Univ¶MBA Degree - Univ of Utah
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