Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. ROKAF RECEIVES F-5 FREEDOM FIGHTERS, KOREA
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Hamilton Hawkins Howze (b. Dec. 21, 1908, White Plains, New York), Major General in the U.S. Army, graduated from West Point in 1930. During World War II, he served as assistant chief of staff for operations, 1st Armored Division, in England and North Africa; commander of battalion and regiment, 13th Armored Regiment (1943-1944); and commander, Combat Command A, 1st Armored Division, in Italy. During the 1950s, General Howze served in Germany and other parts of Europe as commanding general, 82nd...
William Frederick Pitts (b. Nov. 27, 1919, March Field, Calif.-d. Dec. 30, 2008), U.S. Air Force officer, was awarded his pilot wings even before graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1943. After serving as an instructor pilot, he served with the 431st Bombardment Squadron in the Marianas flying 25 combat missions in B-29s. After the War he was assigned as assistant air attaché to Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Following a number of assignments in the U.S. and further military e...