William G. Dumka

U.S. Army Air Corps · U.S. Air Force

World War II · Korea · Cuban Missile Crisis · Cold War

Bombardier Wings


Missile Badge

Senior Master Sergeant Captain

World War Two

15th Army Air Force 459th Bomb Group 757th Bomb Squadron 459th Bomb Group Tail Markings

Bombardier in B-24s 757th Bomb Squadron of the 459th Bomb Group of the 304th Bomb Wing stationed in Italy.

First Air Force Air Force R.O.T.C.

Participated in the founding of Air Force ROTC detachments at Syracuse University and Colgate University in upstate New York.


Far East Air Forces 19th Bomb Wing 19th Bomb Group Tail Markings

Special projects for the 19th Bomb Group of the 19th Bomb Wing involving the Tarzon and Razon guided bomb systems. Fifty years before the Gulf War, guided weapons were used to attack targets in North Korea with B-29s of the 19th Bomb Wing based at Kadena AB on Okinawa. The bombs were controlled by radio and "flown" to the target after release from the aircraft.

Air Force Systems Command Air Proving Ground Command

Involved in the guided weapons programs using Q-2As, QB-17s, QT-33s, Matadors, BOMARCs from Auxiliary Field 3 [Duke Field] of Eglin AFB, Florida with the 3205th Drone Squadron/Group. Eglin is still the birthplace of precision guided ordnance.

U.S. Air Forces in Europe 38th Tactical Missile Wing

Installing Matador surface-to-surface missile system at sites of the 71st Tactical Missile Squadron [585 TMG, 38th TMW] near Bitburg AB, Germany.

North American Aeorspace Defense Command Air Defense Command

Installing BOMARC surface-to-air missile system at Suffolk County AFB, New York, as part of the SAGE system.

Air Training Command

Teaching the electronics of ICBM missile systems at Sheppard AFB, Texas.

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