COL Charlie Bock (USAF) Passes

| September 2, 2019

Charlie Bock, who served in the Air Force for 30 years, died Aug. 22. (Iowa Flying Museum)

COL  Charlie Bock recently passed away. He was an Air Force pilot involved in the Vietnam War, one of those fortunate enough to have avoided being shot down by the VC’s antiaircraft artillery.

The complete story is here:  https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/08/30/retired-col-charlie-bock-legendary-test-pilot-who-commanded-the-b-1s-first-flight-dies-at-93/

He flew just about everything as a test pilot, including the Blackbird SR-71 and was the chief test pilot for Rockwell’s B-1 bomber program. He leaves behind his second wife Joyce, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was 93.

 

Category: Air Force, Historical

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Godspeed and Farewell Colonel Bock.

    Slow Hand Salute!

  2. Sparks says:

    Godspeed Sir, RIP and may He be with you family/

  3. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Another Warrior joins his Comrades in Valhalla.

    *Slow Salute *

  4. AW1Ed says:

    Fair winds and following seas, Colonel Bock.

  5. Green Thumb says:

    Gutsy dude.

    Rest well, COL.