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January 6, 2016


FltOff Gene Autry US Army Air Corps (1942-1946)

by dianeshort2014

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autryFltOff Gene Autry US Army Air Corps (Served 1942-1946)

Short Bio: Known as the “Singing Cowboy,” Gene Autry, in World War II Autry enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and became a Tech. Sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps. Holding a private pilot’s license, he was determined to become an aviator and earned his service pilot rating on 21 June 1944, serving as a C-109 transport pilot with the rank of Filght Officer. Assigned to a unit of the Air Transport Command.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jim Godwin
    Dec 31 2018

    Over several years, I’ve considered Gene Autry my favorite Singing Cowboy! Remember, He served as a Pilot of fuel-transports, or B-24s.


  2. Dick Brown
    Sep 16 2019

    My dad was an Army Air Corp pilot in WWll and, having served in the Mediterranean theater flying C-47’s, was stationed at Love field and had occasion to fly with Gene Autry.
    Dick Brown


  3. Charles R Mil.igan
    Oct 7 2019

    My dad Chuck Milligan from Baltimore, Md always spoke kindly of going thru flight training with Gene Autry. Would be interested in stories, pictures of that time.



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