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Roland Jack Gannon Collection

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Roland Jack Gannon Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Roland Jack Gannon
State of Birth:
NJ
Home State:
SC
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1954-1980
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Air Force
Unit of Service
19th Tactical Air Support Squadron; 504th Tactical Air Support Group; 1868th Flight Check Squadron
Location of Service
Edwards Air Force Base, California; Hamilton Air Force Base, California; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; Norton Air Force Base, California; Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Kansas; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Congo (Democratic Republic); Wiesbaum, Germany; Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany; Vietnam
Highest Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran flew on over 380 combat missions in Vietnam. He also served as commander of the 1868th Flight Check Squadron for NATO while stationed in Germany.

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1946
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Location of Service
Miami Beach, Florida; Boca Raton, Florida; Tampa Bay, Florida; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Montgomery, Alabama
Highest Rank
Master Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1947-1953
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Air Force
Unit of Service
Air Traffic Control (ATC)
Location of Service
Austin, Texas; Waco, Texas; Middletown, Pennsylvania; Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; Iwo Jima; Tokyo, Japan; Korea
Highest Rank
Second Lieutenant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as commander of Air Traffic Control (ATC) while stationed at the 38th Parallel in Korea. He also served as a jet fighter instructor.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Photograph: Digital print [1 item] -- Photographs
Interviewer:
Sheryl Collins
Contributor:
Richlyn Goddard
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Atlantic County Historical Society
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/93104
Subjects:
Gannon, Roland Jack
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Cite as:
Roland Jack Gannon Collection
(AFC/2001/001/93104), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2018-01-17
 

 

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