Historical records matching Lt. Col. Jack J. Oberhansly
About Lt. Col. Jack J. Oberhansly
Jack J. Oberhansly was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and received his wings on December 12, 1941 at Luke Field, Arizona. He joined the 14th Pursuit Group, 48th Pursuit Squadron and then transferred to the 78th Fighter Group, 82nd Squadron on May 11, 1942. He was CO of the 82nd Squadron from August 7, 1943 until May 18, 1944. He became Deputy CO of the 78th Fighter Group on August 28, 1944 and served in that capacity until December 3, 1944. He joined the 4th Fighter Group on December 4, 1944, serving as Deputy Group CO until February, 1945. With his six air victories he was promoted to "ace" status. He was awarded the Airmedal (5 oak leaf clusters), French Croix de Guerre with palm, and The Distinguished Flying Cross (3 oak leaf clusters).
After the war, he served as the CO of the 191st Fighter Squadron with the Utah Air National Guard from 1946 until August, 1948. He died on September 6, 1982.