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Frank O'Driscoll Hunter

Military

Formerly command pilot. WW I Ace. Hunter AFB named for him. CG VIIIFC 14 May 1942 to 29 August 1943. Retired 31 March 1946.

4 DSCs WW I

Service

Units served with

  • VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    Command
    VIII Fighter Command was established as VIII Interceptor Command at Selfridge Field on 2 February 1942.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Savannah, Georgia 8 December 1894
Died 25 June 1982
Buried Savannah, GA, USA

Burial:
Laurel Grove Cemetery (North)
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2015 16:29:15 jrugman Changes to highest rank
Sources

Updated rank from Brigadier General to Major General after finding several sources refer to him as Major General rather than Brigadier:
http://www.nytimes.com/1982/06/27/obituaries/maj-gen-frank-hunter-dies-c...
http://www.gaaviationhalloffame.com/Hall-of-Fame.48.0.html?avid=56
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82161691

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2015 20:55:08 bombercommand Changes to nickname, awards and events
Sources

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE EIGHTH AIR FORCE, 1942-1945 (Command and Staff Officers) by Russell A. Strong
Find A Grave

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Eighth by Roger Freeman

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