William Pogue

William Reid Pogue (1930 - 2014)

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Col William Reid "Bill" Pogue
Born in Okemah, Okfuskee Co, Oklahomamap
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Husband of — married in Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co, Oklahomamap
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Died in Cocoa Beach, Brevard Co, Floridamap
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William Reid "Bill" Pogue (January 23, 1930 – March 3, 2014), (Col, USAF), was an American astronaut, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, and test pilot who was also an accomplished teacher, public speaker and author.

1930 Born in Okemah, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, USA
1951 Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Oklahoma Baptist University. Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. During his Air Force career, he was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal and the Air Medal.
Air Force
1960 Master of Science in Mathematics, Oklahoma State University.
1966 Selected by NASA in Astronauts Group 5. [1]
1973 Flew on Skylab 4 as Pilot with Gerald P. Carr and Edward Gibson.
Skylab 4
1974 Awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. [2]
1975 Retired from the Air Force and NASA.
1997 Inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. [3]
2104 Died in Cocoa Beach, Brevard, Florida, USA


  1. Wikipedia List of Astronauts, by Year
  2. Agency Awards Historical Recipient List
  3. Hall of Fame Bio

See also:

  • Wikipedia: William R Pogue
  • WikiData: Q460440 Wikidata Information Reasonator enwiki Ancestors (about wikidata)
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #125887085
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCWF-KG1 : accessed 18 January 2017), William R Pogue in household of Alex W Pogue, Okfuskee, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 19, sheet 10A, line 44, family 216, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1917; FHL microfilm 2,341,651.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBKF-CFY : accessed 18 January 2017), William R Pogue in household of Alex W Pogue, Indian Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-18, sheet 8A, line 13, family 138, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3323.
  • NASA Bio

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On 14 Jan 2016 Anita Munn wrote:

William "Bill" Pogue earned his B S degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and master of science from Oklahoma State University. He enlisted in the U S Air Force in 1951. He completed a 2 year combat tour in fighter bombers with the Fifth Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He then served 2 years as a member of the Air Force Thunderbirds. He was selected as an astronaut in April 1966.

Bill served on support crews for the Apollo 7 in 1968 and Apollo 11 in 1969 and Apollo 14 in 1971. He spent 84 days as the command module pilot of Skylab 3 from November 1973 to February 1974. It was the longest human spaceflight at the time. He retired from the astronaut corps and NASA in 1975. He retired from the Air Force at the same time. From 1984-98 Bill furnished technical support to Boeing helping develop Space Station Freedom. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame and enshrined in the U S Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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On 31 Oct 2018 at 15:52 GMT Anita Munn wrote:

William R "Bill" Pogue was command pilot of Skylab 3, which was the third manned Skylab. He designed the emblem with 3 symbols. It is now called Skylab 4 because they are including the first unmanned Skylab.

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