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Collinsworth, Jerry D.



  • Existence: 1919-2010

Jerry D. Collinsworth was born on December 23, 1919 in Dublin, Texas. He joined the United States Army Air Forces in August 1941 and graduated from flight school the following year. He served with the 307th Fighter Squadron of the 31st Fighter Squadron in Europe and North Africa from 1942 to 1943, then returned to the United States to serve as a flight instructor. After a brief postwar stint with United Air Lines, he rejoined the Air Force in 1947. His subsequent assignments included commanding the 66th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, serving as Director of Operations of the 27th Tactical Fighter Wing, and serving as base commander in Arizona and Thailand. He retired as a colonel in October 1967 and passed away in 2010.

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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