Brig. General James P. Hodges, Washington, D.C., Commanding Officer of an Air Force Unit, congratulates Capt. Walter Travis Stewart, Salt Lake City, Utah, pilot of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber, Bomerang, while the crew looks on. Bomerang, completed 53 Missions against the Germans and Italians, and is due for a trip to the United States for a war bond tour with the B-24D bombers, The Squaw and The Blue Streak . 4 April 1944.
The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...
Military | Major General | Commanding General
Major General James P Hodges served as Commanding General of the 2nd Air Division from 13 September 1942 to 1 August 1944. He retired 30 September 1951.
His son, James P Hodges II, served as a fighter pilot with the 56th Fighter Group.
Military | Colonel | B-24 Pilot
In 1941, Walter Stewart was a 24 year old, U.S. Army Air Force cadet at the University of Utah. He wrote, "We were pulling guns around with horses as a plane flew overhead. Jack Adamson, who had been my Morman mission companion, said to me, "There's a...
- NOTE : The B-24D, 42-23722, named, Bomerang, should not be confused with the B-24D, 42-40115, named, Boomerang, which was also based in Britain. Boomerang was shot down and lost on the Ploesti mission. FTR. 1 Aug 43. ...