Gen William Mc Bride U S A F

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Gen William Mc Bride U S A F

Post by caappy » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:47 pm

William Vincent McBride (born May 25, 1922) is a retired general in the United States Air Force and the former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1942 and entered aviation cadet training. He completed navigation training at the Pan American Airways Navigation School, Coral Gables, Florida, and graduated as a second lieutenant. He next attended bombardier school in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and in March 1943 entered combat crew training as a navigator-bombardier in B-26 Marauder aircraft at MacDill Field, Florida. In July 1943 he joined the 387th Bombardment Group in the European Theater of Operations as squadron navigator and later served as group navigator. He helped plan and flew on many of the important missions in support of the Allied ground forces offensive, including D-Day operations.

McBride was assigned as vice commander in chief, United States Air Forces in Europe, with headquarters at Lindsey Air Station, Wiesbaden, Germany, in September 1971. He assumed command of Air Training Command in September 1972, and became commander of the Air Force Logistics Command in September 1974. McBride was appointed Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force on September 1, 1975. He was promoted to the grade of general effective Sept. 1, 1974, with same date of rank. He retired on March 31, 1978.

Sent him 2 photos on 9 Apr and got them back signed on 19 Apr.

Gen William McBride
5100 John D. Ryan Blvd Apt 534
San Antonio, TX. 78245

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Re: Gen William Mc Bride U S A F

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