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NameRobinson, Paul K.
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
SquadronCS 20
Home TownGalion
Home StateOH
High SchoolGalion Senior High School, Galion, OH
High School ActivitiesFootball, Basketball, Baseball, Track, President Natl Honor Society
Post High SchoolCollege of Wooster, Wooster, OH - 2 semesters
Academy ExperiencesFootball(2), Baseball(2), 4th Gp Cmdr, Sq Tng. Off, Honor Rep, Ski Club, Forum, Squash, Gun Club, Math ClubSupt's list(7), Dean's List((4). Comm's List(4). Graduated with Distinguished Graduate Honors.
Academic Degree MajorBS - Basic Science USAFA 1962, MA - Intl Rel - Inst de Politiques (France) 1971. Graduated with "laueat" honors¶¶SOS(C), AFSC(C), ICAF(C)
Active Duty Assignments Before CaptureStu Plt Tng. Williams AFB, AZ.¶Plt.F-100 4517 CCTWg. Luke AFB, AZ.¶Plt.F-100 493rd TFSq. RAF Lakenheath AB. England¶Plt.F-100;F-100F, For Air Cntr;Cmdr Sabre Oper. 308th TFSq Tuy Hoa Ab RVN¶Language Inst. Monteray, CA.¶Olmstead Scholar, Paris Fr.¶Plt, F-4,Korat AB Thai
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationFirst SEA tour (F-100F) 1967-1968. Completed over 250 missions as "Misty FAC"¶Second SEA Tour (F-4E)Commenced 10 Jan, 1972
Capture MissionOn 1 July, 1972, F-4E was shot down by two surface-to-air missiles (SAMs). Both crew members safely ejected just north of Hanoi and were immediately captured.
MIA Information and DatesN/A Captured on shoot-down
Capture Date7/1/1972
POW Locations and DatesVarious location in Hanoi area North Vietnam
Release Date3/28/1973
Rank at CaptureMaj
Rank at ReleaseMaj
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleaseOFC SecDef-Leg Liaison, Dep CMDr OPs 81st TFWg, RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, ENG. Stu. NatlWArClg, Ft.McNair, Washington DC,V-Wg Cmdr, 602 TAIRCWg, Bergstrom AFB, TX, Cmdr.355th TTWg, Davis-Monthan AFB. AZ. DepDir FceDep,DCS Plans, HQ USAF, Pentagon, Wash. DC, ViceCmdr, TacAirWarCent, Nellis AFB, NV. 1st Interstate Bank,LasVegas, NV. VicePres Armed Forces Bank, Colorado Springs, CO.
Burial SiteN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingCommand Pilot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsSS(2), LM(4), DFC(5),BS(2), PH(2), MSM, AM(29), AFCM
CommentsRetired Col (O-6) 1 July, 1988
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