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Edwin S. Chickering
Brigadier General Edwin S. Chickering
Brigadier General Edwin S. Chickering
Nickname Chick
Born (1912-09-21)21 September 1912
Died 14 February 2003(2003-02-14) (aged 90)
Place of birth Oil City, Pennsylvania
Place of death Little Rock, Arkansas
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch USAAC Roundel 1919-1941.svg United States Army Air Corps
US Army Air Corps Hap Arnold Wings.svg United States Army Air Forces
 United States Air Force
Years of service 1935–1967
Rank Brigadier General
Service number O-21405
Commands held 357th Fighter Group
367th Fighter Group
405th Fighter Bomber Wing
836th Air Division
Battles/wars World War II
Korean Conflict

Edwin Shepard Chickering (21 September 1912 – 14 February 2003) was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force.[1][2]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Chickering was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania on 21 September 1912. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1935 with a degree in engineering.[3] After graduating, he joined the United States Army Air Corps and attended flight school. He was commissioned a second lieutenant and assigned to Kelly Field in Texas.

World War II[edit | edit source]

Col. Edwin S. "Chick" Chickering in his P-47 Thunderbolt in 1945

During World War II, Chickering commanded the 357th Fighter Group in England and later commanded the 367th Fighter Group in Europe.

Korean War[edit | edit source]

During the Korean War Chickering commanded of the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Chickering was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm.

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