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fishing and hunting. His wife, Maude, is from Payson, Utah. Their children are Michael, (age 11), Kent (age 9), and Daniel (age 6).

GEORGE E. HENRY, Colonel, USAF, 304A

George hails from Spokane, Washington, having spent most of his pre-service years there at, and plants to do a little fishing and golfing that area when he retires after a few more years of flying and paper-pushing. Too young for World War I, his hobby was barnstorming with Jenny pilots in the early 20's until he was old enough to go to Brooks and Kelly where he finished pilot training in 1924. He flew in the Spokane National Guard Squadron and attended Washington State College until his regular commission came through in 1926. After a year at Crissy Field, he spent four years instructing at March Field and then flew P-12's in the Philippines for two years, coming back to Crissy in time to help fly the Army air mail in 1934. In 1936, he organized the Air Reserve Unit at Oakland, California, and was Unit Instructor until the reserves were called to duty in 1941. He fought the war as Commanding Officer of the Gunnery School at Kingman, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs ended his B-29 training, and he then served in the Caribbean Air Command for two and a half years, coming to the Air War Command for two and a half years, coming to the Air War College in 1948. He is now General O.A. Anderson's deputy. His wife, Margo, is from the Texas Panhandle, Perryton. 

WILLIAM G. HIPPS, Colonel, USAF, 1358A

"Bill" was born 8 June 1912 in Lumber City, Pa. He graduated from USMA in 1937 and earned his wings at Randolph and Kelly Fields in 1938. He joined the 3rd Attack Gp. at Barksdale Field in 1938, moving to Hunter Field, Savannah, GA., with the 27ths Bomb Gp. in 1940. In Nov. 1941 he moved to the P.I. with the 27th Bomb Gp. (L) as Sqdn. CO. He became Acting Operations Officer, FEAF, on 8 Dec. 1941, fleeing with the FEAF staff from the P.I. to Darwin, Australia, and then to Java where he became U.S. Plans Officer on ABDACOM staff at Bandoeng, Java, in Feb. 1942. After assisting in final evacuation of U.S. nationals of Java, he proceeded to Australia where he joined the Allied Air Force, participating in final missions in the P.I. in April 1942. After 6 mos. service in New Guinea, he returned to ZI Jan. 1943 and joined OPD WDGS - remaining there until May 1945 when he returned to FEAF, Manila, as A-5. He returned to the U.S. in 1946 to head SAC Plans Section prior to attending the AWC in 1948-49. On graduation in June 1949 he was detailed as instructor, AWC. His hobbies are golf, fishing, and making colored movies of only son, Bill, Jr. (age 15 mos.). His wife, Juanita ("Red") Redmond Hipps (ex-Lt. Col., ANC), is from Columbia, S.C. 

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