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Pilot in WWII, Korea to speak Feb. 13
Flew B-26, C-47 in more than 50 missions

David Hamilton, left. (Courtesy)

David Hamilton, left. (Courtesy)

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Hamilton, a World War II C-47 pilot, will tell his story at a free presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Davis Learning Center Auditorium.

Hamilton flew 50-plus Korean combat missions in B-26s. He will talk about about transitioning from piloting C-47s as a WWII Pathfinder pilot to flying B-26s in Korea with the 37th Bomb Squadron of the 17th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force. 

He will describe the different types of missions he flew in Korea, including “recce,” “tadpole,” “killing,” truck and boat missions, and “putting lights out” missions.

Hamilton will provide original photos and documents in a PowerPoint presentation as well as show the original maps he flew with and other original documents.

For more information contact: Jerry Kidrick, coordinator, 928-777-6985 or email

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