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LCDR/CAPTAIN R. CRAIG BECHTEL, USN/SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
FLIGHT LOG ID: 4027


Service Date In: 06/12/1967
Service Date Out: 06/30/1978
Date of Birth: 03/14/1944
Aviation Designation: Naval Aviator
State/College: University of Michigan
City, State: Llano, TX

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Distinguished Flying Cross (3)

Theaters/Campaigns

Vietnam

Aircraft

A-7E
A-4C/TA-4J
A/TF-9J
737
F-100

Ship/Units/Deployments

VA-192

VA-95

VA-25

Associations/Service Organizations

Single Action Shooting Society

Significant Achievements

Light attack pilot; flight instructor pilot; LSO; Captain 737.

23,257 flight hours - 3,476 Navy, 19,781 civilian.

651 carrier landings - 450 day; 201 night.

368 combat missions.

Additional Photos

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