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Hutchinson, Donald Robert (1909-1989)


Photograph of Donald R. Hutchinson

U.S. Air Force

"Fighter Hutch" Hutchinson commanded fighter formations until February 1944, when he took command of 310 Bombardment Wing. He was described as a "quiet spoken man" in his Air Force biography.

Service record

1909     
     
Born at Cleveland, Ohio
1931

Graduates from Case Institute of Technology with B.S. in mechanical engineering
1931

Flight school
1932-10
Second lieutenant     
78 Pursuit Squadron
1934-1

74 Pursuit Squadron
1934-9

Leaves active duty. Works for Dredging Division, Panama Canal Zone.
1936-10

Receives regular commission and returns to active duty. 24 Pursuit Squadron.
1937-3

77 Pursuit Squadron
1939-7

79 Pursuit Squadron
1939-10
First lieutenant
1 Pursuit Squadron
1940-9-9
Captain

1941-1

Commander, 2 Pursuit Squadron
1941-5

Executive officer, 49 Pursuit Group
1941-12-5
Major

1942-3-1
Lieutenant colonel

1942-11-11     
Colonel     
Commander, 49 Fighter Group
1943-1-30     

Chief of staff, 5 Fighter Command
1943-8

Commander, 3 Air Task Force
1944-2-1

Commander, 310 Bombardment Wing
1944-6-8
Brigadier general     
1944-10-16     

Chief of staff, 5 Air Force
1945

Chief of staff, Far East Air Force
1945

Chief of staff, Allied Air Forces Southwest Pacific
1946-6

Commander, 311 Reconnaissance Wing
1947-6

Commander, MacDill Field
1948

Commander, MacDill Air Force Base
1949

Commander, 5020 Air Base Wing
1949-4

Commander, Elmendorf Air Force Base
1949

Commander, 57 Fighter Interceptor Wing
1950-10

Commander, 27 Air Division
1950

Commander, George Air Force Base
1954-4

Commander, Iceland Defense Force
1955

Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Development
1957-2-13

Staff, U.S. Air Force
1957-8-5

Assistant for Mutual Security, U.S. Air Force
1962

Retires
1989

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2013-11-15)

Maurer (1983)

Pettibone (2006)

U.S.Air Force (accessed 2013-11-15)


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