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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
Military 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
Military 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
Military 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
Military 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
Contributor:
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: 2011-06-27
 

 

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