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Brig. General Ray Haupt, USAF
Pictured above are Col. Ray Haupt (left) and Col. Russell Lewis standing in front of an SR-71 Blackbird.  These two test pilots delivered the first Blackbird to Beale AFB in January of 1966.  The SR-71 Blackbird is capable of flying Mach-3 or 3 times the speed of sound at altitudes of 80,000 feet.
Brigadier General Raymond Leon Haupt served as the Commander of the 12th Air Division which was Headquartered at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ from Oct. 1973 to his retirement Dec. 1, 1975.

He was born Oct. 10, 1927 (Millersville, Cape Girardeau Co., MO).  He enlisted in the US Army Air Corp on Nov. 9, 1945.  He entered the Aviation Cadet Program in October 1948 and would later receive his commission and pilots wings at Williams Air Force Base, AZ in Sept. 1949.

He was the recipient of The Distinguished Flying Cross on two occasions.  He was made Brigadier General August 1, 1972.

Haupt married Mary Evelyn Cobble.  They had one son, Stuart. 

Brig. General Raymond L. Haupt is descended from the Cape Girardeau County, MO Haupt lines.  He is a son of Wilson Stewart Haupt and Cora M. Moore Haupt.  Wilson Stewart is a son of
Christian Carl Haupt.
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