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Cass Hough


Col Hough helped extend the range of fighter aircraft over the continent. He was responsible for the technical superiority of the 8th AAF. He helped to develop the auxilliary drop tanks to add to fighter aircraft which enabled them to go to the target and back, protecting the bombers in the air.



  • Don Ostrander

    Military | Major General | Ordnance and Armament Officer
    General Ostrander was born in Stockbridge MI, attended local schools and studied engineering at Western State College, MI. He entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in June 1933 and graduated in 1937. ...

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...


  • 42-68184

    P-38 Lightning
    Built as a P-38J by Lockheed, field modified to 'Droop Snoot*' configuration as the first full prototype of type. Trials A/C, later used operationaly as well. Led formations of 20th and 44th FG P-38's on bombing raid 10-4-44. ...

  • 42-104075 'Droop Snoot'

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38J Lightning field modified to 'Droop Snoot' * configuration and retained by Operational Engineering. ...

  • 42-67086

    P-38 Lightning
    Built as a P-38H at Lockheed, field modified at Langford Lodge to a prototype 'Droop Snoot*' configuration. P-38H 42-67086 was modified by removal of the armament section in the nose, including the gun port nose cap. In it’s place, was a solid wood...


Date Contributor Update
09 November 2015 16:37:27 Lucy May Changes to media associations

See Boys' Life article '780 Miles An Hour' by Fred B Barton, published in March 1944:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:17 AAM AAM ingest

Airfields of the Eighth / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia