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Earl T. O'Loughlin, American air force officer. Avocations: hunting, fishing, golf. M C. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air medal, Meritorious Service medal, Air Force Commendation medal with 4 oak leafclusters, numerous others; named to Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame.


O'Loughlin, Earl T. was born on August 2, 1930 in Bay City, Michigan, United States. Son of Terrence M. and Lutie I. O'Loughlin.


Associate of Arts, Bay City Junior College, 1951. Graduate, Air Command and Staff College, 1964. Graduate, Army War College, 1973.

Bachelor, Park College, Kansas City, Missouri, 1973.


Enlisted, United States Air Force, 1951;advanced through grades to general, United States Air Force, 1984;stationed at, 98th Bombardment Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan, 1953;served as aircraft commander, instructor pilot, standardization evaluator, squadron operations officer, Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio., 1953-1963;aircraft commander, instructor pilot then chief of programs and scheduling, 379th Bombardment Wing, Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, 1964-1968;commander Organizational Maintenance Squadron, 379th Bombardment Wing, Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, 1969-1970;assistant deputy commander for maintenance then deputy commander, 379th Bombardment Wing, Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, 1970-1971;air operations officer, United States Military Assistance Command, Saigon, Republic of Vietnam, 1968-1969;chief maintenance management division, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, 1971-1972;vice commander, 97th Bombardment Wing, Blytheville Air Force Base, Arkansas, 1973;commander, 380th Bombardment Wing, Plattsburgh Air Force Base, New York, 1974-1975;deputy for maintenance, engineering and supply, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Systems and Logistics, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, 1975-1977;vice commander, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, 1977-1978;deputy chief of staff for contracting and manufacturing, Air Force Logistics Command, 1978;deputy chief of staff for maintenance, Air Force Logistics Command, 1979;commander, San Antonio Air Logistics Center, 1981-1982;vice commander, Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio., 1982-1984;commander, Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio., 1984-1987;retired, Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio., 1987. Chairman of the Board Huron Community Bank. Board directors AMCAST Industrial Corporation, Krug International Corporation, Price Brothers Corporation, Society Bank Dayton, Fleet Aero Corporation.


  • Avocations: hunting, fishing, golf. M C.


Trustee National Aviation Hall of Fame, Dayton, since 1985. Member Air Force Association, American Defense Preparedness Association (president Wright Brothers chapter 1983-1984), Order of Daedalians.


  • Other Interests

    Hunting, fishing, golf.


Married Shirlee J. Benninghaus, June 28, 1952. Children– Kimberly, Kevin, Kelly, Kristin.

Terrence M.

Lutie I. O'Loughlin

Shirlee J. Benninghaus

Kimberly O'Loughlin

Kevin O'Loughlin

Kelly O'Loughlin

Kristin O'Loughlin