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John H. Hug


Lt. John Hug, Roswell, NM, 1942


Recent Address:

1975 N. Peartree Ave., Meridian, ID 83642


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Family Information:

Parents: John and Louisa; Children: Donna, Ria, Sherry; Siblings: Harris, Jean


Ames, IA

Date Entered Service:

March 31, 1942

Service Number:


Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:

Chakulia, India Jan 1945

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:



Singapore, Rangoon, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, Tsu, Okayama, Hikari, plus 10 more!


Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Longevity Medal with 5 Oak leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Citation with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, American Campaign Medal, Air Force Reserve Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

Service Schools Attended:

B-17, B-29 1944; B-47 1963; C-130E 1968

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1055-B-Aircraft Commander

Rank Upon Discharge:

Lt. Colonel

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24915 Miss Donna Lee

Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:


Date Discharged from the 58th:

September 30, 1971

Post-WWII Military Service:

Air Weather Service for 16 years which included Hurricane and Typhoon reconnaissance in five different squadrons stationed in Bermuda, West Palm Beach, Florida, Japan, Guam, Philippines and Savannah, GA. 314th Tactical Air Command (TAC) 2 years in Vietnam flying C-130s.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Flew 20 more years out of Boise, Idaho, which included: Instrument Instructor, Charter, Pilot Instructor, Back Country and Corporate Pilot.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

My close association with my bomber crew taught me that each crew member was a professional in his own field. Each member depended on one another to successfully complete each flight.

Friendship established with all my crew developed into a lifetime commitment to this day.




Lt. Col. John Hug in cockpit, 1999


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