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William Buchanan Colgan Collection

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William Buchanan Colgan Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
William Buchanan Colgan
State of Birth:
GA
Home State:
FL
Gender:
Male
Race:
White

War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1941-1972
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service:
87th Fighter Squadron, 79th Fighter Group; 525th Fighter Squadron, 86th Fighter Group
Location of Service:
North Africa; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns:
Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, Southern France, North Apennine, Rhineland, Central Europe
Highest Rank:
Major
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
The veteran served as a fighter pilot and squadron commander, flying 208 missions.

War or Conflict:
Korean War, 1950-1953
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1947-1972
Entrance into Service:
Commissioned
Branch of Service:
Air Force
Unit of Service:
111th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 136th Fighter-Bomber Group; 58th Fighter-Bomber Group
Location of Service:
Korea
Highest Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
The veteran served as a fighter-bomber pilot and squadron commander, flying 72 missions

War or Conflict:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1947-1972
Entrance into Service:
Commissioned
Branch of Service:
Air Force
Location of Service:
Vietnam
Highest Rank:
Colonel
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
The veteran flew 12 missions.

War or Conflict:
Cold War
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1947-1972
Entrance into Service:
Commissioned
Branch of Service:
Air Force
Unit of Service:
Air Proving Ground Command; European Air Command, Tactical Air Command; Pacific Air Command; 326th Air Division
Location of Service:
Hawaii
Highest Rank:
Colonel
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
The veteran served as commander of the 326th Air Division.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Computer File: DVD [1 item] --Multiple types of electronic files
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] --Typewritten document
Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] --Typewritten document
Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] --Typewritten document
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] --Transcription of audio recording
Audio: DVD [0 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Eric Tenbus
Contributor:
Robin Sellers
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Florida State University, Reichelt Oral History Program
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/77839
Subjects:
Colgan, William Buchanan
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Cold War--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Cite as:
William Buchanan Colgan Collection
(AFC/2001/001/77839), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   1/23/2013

 

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