LT. COL. William R. Simmons - Fighter Pilot - (Wild Bill)

Bill Simmons, from Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned in the United States Air Force through the ROTC program. Upon graduation, he was assigned to Vance AFB, Oklahoma, for pilot training where he received his wings in 1966.

During his 28-year career in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard, LtCol Simmons flew F-4 Phantoms in Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, including 200 combat missions from Ubon, Thailand, where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and thirteen Air Medals. He also served as a T-37 Instructor Pilot and Chief of Maintenance Flight Test at Williams AFB, Arizona, and flew F-100 Supersabers and A-7 Corsairs in the Ohio Air National Guard. While on diplomatic duty in Korea he was awarded his wings as a pilot in the Republic of Korea Air Force.

LtCol Simmons is a Command Pilot with over 6,000 hours of flight, including 1,000 hours in the F-4 Phantom.

Bill Simmons, from Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned in the United States Air Force through the ROTC program. Upon graduation, he was assigned to Vance AFB, Oklahoma, for pilot training where he received his wings in 1966.

During his 28-year career in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard, LtCol Simmons flew F-4 Phantoms in Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, including 200 combat missions from Ubon, Thailand, where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and thirteen Air Medals. He also served as a T-37 Instructor Pilot and Chief of Maintenance Flight Test at Williams AFB, Arizona, and flew F-100 Supersabers and A-7 Corsairs in the Ohio Air National Guard. While on diplomatic duty in Korea he was awarded his wings as a pilot in the Republic of Korea Air Force.

LtCol Simmons is a Command Pilot with over 6,000 hours of flight, including 1,000 hours in the F-4 Phantom.

 

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