p51 Pilots Biographies, Last Name Starting With "H"
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Pilot Name Biography Summary
Charles Donald Hauver WWII FIGHTER ACE!
Charles Hauver joined Army Reserves shortly after Pearl Harbor and received his commission on November 3, 1943. He shipped to England after D-Day and was assigned to 354FS/355FG on July 12, 1944. Hauver flew many missions as wing to 354FS CO Bert Marshall, Jr but did not get his first score until November 26, 1944 when the 355th FG and two flights of 2SF attacked two waves of 75 + JG301 fighters. In the following battle the 355th shot down 26 for one loss of two plus a 2SF Mustang. Hauver scored two Fw 190’s. In the one week period between Christmas Day 1944 and his last mission on December 31st he shot down 2 Fw 190’s and 1 Me 109 plus damaging another to become an ace.
Fred R. Haviland, Jr. WWII FIGHTER ACE!
Fred Haviland joined the Army before Pearl Harbor and graduated from flight school as a Second Lieutenant May 20, 1942. He served in Training Command until finally breaking loose for England in May, 1944 after accumulating over 900 hours flying time. He was assigned to 357FS/355FG on June 11th, 1944.
Harrison H.D. Heiberg, Jr. Subsequent tours took him to Hq USAF and to the new Air Force Academy, where he was the first officer to join the Commandant's staff. He had a major role in selection of the falcon as the Academy mascot and became an avid falconer as a result. A remote tour as Base Operations Officer at Osan Air Base, Korea, followed in 1957. Heiberg went into MATS at Donaldson AFB, South Carolina, in 1958, flew C-124's on the Congo Airlift, and returned to the Pentagon in Air Force Legislative Liaison in 1961
Robert G. Heiserman Transferred to Mediterreanean Theatre assigned to 52nd Fighter Group, 5th Fighter Squadron serving as Squadron Operations Officer. Flying a total of 14 combat missions in P-51 Fighters, mostly in escort of B-24 and B-25 bombers to Austria, Germany, Yugoslavia and Brenner Pass. As the war drew to a close he was also assigned strafing missions to Northern Italy destroying railroad and highway traffic.
Arno H. (Pop) Heying In 1949 a transfer to the Berlin Air Lift school at Great Falls, Montana, found Pop in M.A.T.S. flying C-47's, C-54's and C-97's. A 2 year tour in the Azores with Dottie and the three children was included. December of 1955 found Pop graduating from the Helicopter school having qualified in both H-13's and H-19's. The rescue business took the rest of Pop's military career, with a solo tour in Iceland thrown in.
James E. Hill In December 1943, General Hill was assigned to the European theater of operations as a P-47 fighter pilot. He became a World War II ace, credited with five enemy aircraft shot down while flying 127 combat missions before returning to the United States in September 1945. After being released from active duty in December 1945, he became the commander of a P-51 squadron in the Oklahoma Air National Guard.
Millard U. Hodges Mil's fighter time is 5,000 hours, 1,000 in P-47's. He flew 162 combat missions, and his awards include the AF Commendation Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross (3 OLC), Air Medal (13 OLC) and many service and foreign medals, awards, commendations and decorations. Among his foreign awards are Belgian Wings, Republic of China Wings, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.
McLoyd M. Hollowell Initiated formation aerobatics. Flew several single ship performances in air shows. His only acknowledged trouble with the Jug was when he blew dust with his wingtips while performing low level aerobatics which qualified him for the 104 AW and a ninety day assignment to a radar site.
William Johnston Hovde WWII FIGHTER ACE!
Billy Hovde graduated from US Military Academy January 19, 1942 and completed pilot training December, 1942. Assigned to 358FS/355FG in May, 1943 as a Captain and flight leader, he went to war with the Group in July, 1943 when they sailed to England.

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