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Lieutenant General George M. Browning Jr. - Military Biography
Lieutenant General George M. Browning Jr.
Lieutenant General George M. Browning Jr.:
Military Branch:United States Airforce
Retired Sep. 1, 1984.
Lieutenant General George M. Browning Jr. is the comptroller of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
General Browning was born in Kansas City, Mo., in 1928.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating in 1952.
In 1971 he received a master's degree in international relations from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
He is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, and Air Command and Staff College, both at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; and Naval War College, at Newport, R.I.
He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi national social fraternity.
The general, an Air Force Reserve
Officers' Training Corps distinguished graduate, entered the Air Force
in February 1952, and was initially assigned to McClellan Air Force Base, Calif.
He entered pilot training at Spence Air Base, Ga., in September 1952 and after advanced pilot training at Webb Air Force Base, Texas, he completed the Day-Fighter-Interceptor Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in November 1954.
flew with the 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
in South Korea and on Okinawa until August 1955, when he
was assigned to the 327th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron at George Air Force Base, Calif.
In November 1956 General Browning
became aide-de-camp to the commander of the 27th Air Division, Norton Air Force Base, Calif.
He later served as the division chief of safety.
In September 1960 he attended the Air Command and Staff College with follow-on instructor duties at Squadron Officer School until September 1962.
He then was assigned as aide to the chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group, Bellux, Brussels, Belgium.
returned to flying in August 1963, this time with the 497th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Torrejon Air Base, Spain.
In March 1964 he
moved to Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Lindsey Air Station, Germany, as chief of the Rated Officers Assignment Branch, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel.
was assigned to the Air Force Reserve
Officers Training Corps from July 1965 to June 1966, as an assistant professor of aerospace studies at Stanford University
, and from June 1966 to June 1968, as professor of aerospace studies at San Jose (Calif.) State College.
After qualifying in F-4D's at George Air Force Base, General Browning
served from April 1969 to April 1970, with the 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand.
He flew 120 combat missions in F-4D's while serving as operations officer for the 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron and assistant deputy commander for operations for the wing.
In 1970 General Browning attended the Naval War College and was a distinguished graduate.
From June 1971 to April 1973, he was assistant for congressional liaison in the Directorate of Budget at Air Force headquarters.
The general was vice commander of the 86th Tactical Fighter Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, until May 1974.
then took command of the 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Zweibrucken Air Base, Germany.
Reassigned to Ramstein Air Base in June 1976, he served as inspector general for Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and in April 1978, General Browning became the command's assistant deputy chief of staff for operations and intelligence in charge of operations.
Returning to the United States in June 1979, he was appointed director of budget, Office of the Comptroller of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
present duties in July 1981.
General Browning is a command pilot with more than 3,700 flying hours.
military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation emblem and Air Force Outstanding Unit Award ribbon with "V" device.
He was promoted to lieutenant general July 1, 1981, with date of rank June 30, 1981.
hometown is San Fernando, Calif.
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George Browning wound up in a room with a German officer who stopped his interrogation at one point to say: "Haven't we met before?"
It seems the German had been attending Virginia Military Institute
in 1936 and was at a barbecue with Browning
following a VMI football game against the University of South Carolina
The German didn't just remember Browning
looked at my name on his
papers and asked how Miss Tommie Thompson was," Browning
said Friday."I told him I had no idea how she
was and had indeed lost touch after graduation."
It was something a Hollywood scriptwriter might dream up, but it was a real-life drama.Browning's
crippled B-17 had landed safely in a field after two engines died because of mechanical problems.
The belly landing was perfect and the crew made sure they destroyed the secret Norden bombsight before the Nazis could get their hands on it.Browning
at first was protected by a Dutch family and given clothes to wear.He
was captured at a German roadblock a few days later.His
trousers turned out to be too large, and that created a problem for him when he
approached the roadblock and was told to raise his
arms as ordered.His
pants fell to the ground.He
wasn't a bit embarrassed.
"It was my last defiance of the Third Reich," he
said with a smile, remembering how exposure of his
long johns must have been quite a sight for the German troops.
It wasn't long before Browning
was interrogated by the officer who remembered him from that Kappa Alpha barbecue eight years before in South Carolina.
When the questioning ended, Browning
was in a cattle car on his
way to the Baltic Sea and Stalag Luft I which would be his
home for 15 months before Russian troops liberated the camp.He
said the commandant of the camp told him and other new arrivals that "For you, the war is over."
"Despite several escape attempts and time for reflection in the 'cooler,' it proved to be true," said Browning
15-month imprisonment.Browning retired from the Air Force in 1973 as a full colonel after serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars.Browning
, whose 90th birthday is next Wednesday, will be honored at a party today at the Young House from 2 to 4 p.m. Invitations have been sent to more than 100 friends, relatives and acquaintences.
returned home from the war, Browning
rarely talked about his
POW experiences.Doty Browning, his
wife of 50 years, kept his
memorabilia and other records detailing his
World War II veteran George Browning
sits with a replica bomber jacket in his
lap as he
talks about his
POW experiences in the war.
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