Hugh E. McCall - early 60's

6912th SS Commander Hugh McCall
Photo Courtesy of Don McCall

Col. Hugh E. McCall, U.S.A.F. (Retired), born September 10, 1919, passed away on July 22, 2001. Hugh was a native of Carbon, TX. He graduated from Carbon High School and entered military service at Kelly Field in 1940 as a Private, Radioman. Hugh was chosen for the S/Sgt Pilot program flying Bell P-400 and P-39 Aircobras. After earning his wings, he participated in the Invasion of North Africa, Operation Torch. He flew 137 missions before being shot down over the Po River Valley, Italy, flying a P-47 Thunderbolt. He was captured and imprisoned at Stalag Luft 1, Bar 54 on the Baltic. After being liberated in April 1945, he continued to make the military a career. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal and numerous commendations during his distinguished career, retiring as a Colonel in 1965. He retired from the USAF Security Service in 1981. Hugh will be remembered as a soldier's soldier.

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Thanks to Commander McCall's Son, Don, here is a group photo of the Commanders present at the 6900th Security Wing 1959 Commander conference.

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