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Buck, George T.



  • Existence: 1918-1993

George T. Buck was born on December 9, 1918 in Tchula, Mississippi. He graduated from West Point in 1942 and received his pilots’ wings in December of that year. After his initial assignment as a stateside flight and gunnery instructor, he was deployed to Europe in April 1944 and joined the 31st Fighter Group in Italy. He flew with the 307th Fighter Squadron and 309th Fighter Squadron, eventually becoming commander of the 309th. Buck remained in the military after the war and held a number of command positions at Holloman Air Force Base (New Mexico), the Pentagon, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio). He retired as a colonel in 1970 and passed away in 1993.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

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