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NameKula, James D,
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
SquadronCS 07
Home TownManchester
Home StateNH
High SchoolManchester Central High School, Manchester, NH.
High School ActivitiesFootball, Track, Skiing, CivAirPat, Student Council,
Post High SchoolNone
Academy ExperiencesDean's List(2), Baseball, Ski Club, Egnr Club, Photo Club, Math Club, Saddle Club, Water Ski Club
Academic Degree MajorBS-CivEngr USAF Academy 1969¶MS-AeroSci EmbryRiddleUniv 1986¶SOS(R) 1977¶ACSC(R) 1982¶AWC(S) 1985 ¶NATODefCol(R) 1989
Active Duty Assignments Before CapturePltTng,LaredoAFB,TX,PltF-4,335thTFSq,Seymour-JohnsonAFB,SC,Plt,F-4E,DanangAB,RVN/TakhliAB,Thai
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationSEA Tour Commenced on 29 April, 1972
Capture MissionF-4E was struck by intense hoostile fire forcing both pilots to eject, Two good parachutes were seen and voice contact was established with Kula on the ground
MIA Information and DatesReported MIA on 29 July, 1972¶Changed to Captured on 1 August,1972
Capture Date7/29/1972
POW Locations and DatesVarious locations in and around Hanoi,NVN
Release Date3/23/1973
Rank at CaptureCapt
Rank at ReleaseCapt
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleaseInstPlt/F-4E,335thTFSq,SeymourJohnsonAFB,SC,StuSOS,Maxwell AFB,AL,WpnsInst,23rdTFSq/WpnsOff,52ndTFWg,SpangdahlemAB,GER,AirToAirSeminar Leader,AAFCE,TacLdrPgm, JeverAB,GER,IG,HqTAC,LangleyAFB,VA,Cmdr,68thTFSq,BDO,347thTFWg,MoodyAFB.GA,StuEmbryRiddle,UNIV,Stu,NATODefCol,Rome,IT,DirAsgmts,USAFE,RamsteinAB,GER,Vcdr,401stTFWg,AvianoAB.IT. VCdr,39thWg,IncirlikAB,TUR,TmCh,ACC/IG,LangleyAFB,VA,AFROTC,Det28/DeanofStus,EmbryRiddleUniv,Prescott,AZ.
Burial SiteN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingCommand Pilot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsLM(2),DFC,BS,PH(2),DMSM,MSM(3),AM(3),AFCM(2),AFAM
CommentsRetired as Colonel on 30 June, 1999
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