Thursday, May 10, 2012

A9 Col. Carl G. Hornbuckle

[9] Col. Hornbuckle. Carl G. Hornbuckle (retired colonel), 74,born, Burnsdalle, N.C, son of Rev. and Mrs. J.P. Hornbuckle, was born July 18, 1923, in Burnsdalle, N.C., attended Linor Rhyne College, NYU, USC and the University of Hawaii where he received a master's degree in aeronautical engineering. He graduated from the Air War College in 1965, was a member of the 8th Air Force in England and flew missions in World War II, the Berlin airlift, the Korean Conflict and in Vietnam. He also flew missions in support of Operation Deep Freeze at the South Pole and was a member of the Special Air Mission at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C. He was a pilot for Air Force One where he flew under two presidents and was host to many VIPs. His last assignment was with U.S. forces at the Azores, Portugal, and retired after 31 years on Sept. 1, 1976. He received many awards including the DFC, LOM and the Silver Star.

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