P47 Pilots Biographies, Last Name Starting With "H"
Ralph W. Hackett
Harbor he enlisted in the Army Air Corps
Reserves and was called to active duty in
February, 1943. He trained in the Class of 44-F, graduating from single engine pilot
school at Victoria, Texas and commissioned
as a Second Lieutenant. First assignment in
the first Air Force as a Replacement Training
Unit pilot, training in P-47 Thunderbolts at
Camp Springs, Maryland and Millville, New
Jersey Air Force Bases
Albert L. Hagg, Jr.
Combat assignment to European Theater with the
Ninth Air Force in England to the 412th
Fighter Squadron, 373rd Fighter Group in
May, 1944:, just in time for the invasion of
Al flew his first mission on D-Day, June 6,
while only 19 years old, and for about six
months was the youngest pilot in his group.
When I was a kid I
made rubber band driven models called
R.O.G. (rise off ground) which we adapted
with firecrackers and bombed our opponents.
Later I made a glider but couldn't get enough
pull to get it airborne with my weight, but did
get airborne without me in it but crashed on
Joseph C. Hair
Served as mechanic and Flight
Engineer on Lockeed Hudsons and B-25's.
Received appointment to aviation cadets
in fall of 1942. Pre-flight at Maxwell Field
- Primary - Decatur, Alabama. Basic was
at Greenwood, Mississippi. Advanced Training was at Craig Field, Selma, Alabama
Roy H. Hall
Attended Middle Georgia College, Cochran, Georgia where I studied civil
engineering. Left Middle Georgia College to
work with the U.S. Corps of Engineers in
North and South Carolina building air bases
and glider bases. I enlisted voluntarily at Ft.
Bragg, North Carolina. Graduated from Aviation Cadet School at Marianna, Florida. Had
operational training at Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia.
Frederick W. Hammond
....born May 16th, 1920, Birmingham, Warks,
England. Joined R.A.F. aged 17 years as
Aircraft Fitter, commenced Pilot training
1941, posted U.S.A. and graduated at Craig
Field, ALA., Class of 42K. Returned to
England as Sgt/Pilot flying Hurricane 1s.
Was then posted to the Far East, Burma
Theatre of Operations, joining 135 Sqdn,
R.A.F. flying Hurricane IIc,s. Sqdn re-equipped in May 1944 with Thunderbolt 1,s.
W. C. Hammond-Adler
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Learned to fly at Poughkeepsie in Great Lakes Trainer. Private Pilots
license 1937. Enlisted RCAF 1940 received
direct commission. Transferred to RAF
1940, flew Spitfires, Hurricanes, Lysanders,
Fairey Battle's, and Blenheim aircraft.
Transferred to USAAF December 1943.
Assigned to 86 Fighter Bomber Group, 527 F.S. Sicily, Italy, Corsica Southern France
Winston P. Handwerker
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps
as an Aviation Cadet in May, 1942. In the
class of 43-I, he was the highest ranking cadet
when the class received their wings and
commissions at Spence Field, Georgia. He
trained in P-47's at Dale Mabry Field in
Tallahassee, Florida and was then assigned to
the 5th Air Force 58th Fighter Group,
310th Fighter Squadron in Dobadura, New
Major Joseph J Hankes
My dad was a hump pilot who flew primarily C46's.
This picture was merely him jumping in the cockpit of P47-D-23-RA for a
photo opp. I have many pictures of him around C46's as well.
Robert C. Hansen
In June, 1944, he was sent to the Southwest Pacific, Fifth Air Force and joined the
69th Fighter Squadron of the 58th Group
in Saidor, New Guinea. The group moved
through the Pacific to Noemfor, Dutch East
Indies; Mindoro, Lingayan, Clark and Porac
in the Philippines and finally to Okinawa
where at the end of the war they were flying
missions against Japan.
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