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Colonel Dean E. Hess, USAF and the book Battle Hymn

Excerpts from the book Battle Hymn.
Profits to Aid Korean Orphans, S&S, 3 July, 1956
Battle Hymn is translated into Korean for publication in Korea.
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Photos of the Jacket of the First Edition of Battle Hymn

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Col. Hess and the Movie Battle Hymn

Battle Hymn, movie review.
Photos of the filming of the movie Battle Hymn
AF Hero Figures in Film, PS&S, 15 September 1955
War Orphans in US for Movie Roles, PS&S, 9 March 1956


Video jacket of the movie Battle Hymn



Colonel Hess and the Press

All material is from the Pacific Stars & Stripes unless otherwise noted.

The Pious Killer of Korea, Saturday Evening Post, 21 July 1951
'Father of ROK AF' Ships Clothes to Waifs, S&S, 9 Dec 1956
'Operation Hess' Ends for Orphans, , S&S,3 Jan 1957
Aid to Korean Waifs Began On Bomb Run,, S&S, 12 Jan 1957
Film Counterpart, , S&S, 29 January 1955
Hope Inc., S&S, 18 June 1957
'Battle Hymn' Has Seoul Premiere, S&S, 30 June 1957
Hope Inc. Founder Due in F.E., S&S, 27 September 1956
Students Send Clothes to ROK Waifs, S&S, 31 Dec. 1958
Col. Hess to Attend Ceremony, S&S, 3 November 1960
Hess Revisits Korean Orphanage, S&S, 21 July 1959
Plane Lands in Seoul With Calves, S&S, 18 July 1959
Herd of 20 Cattle Due, S&S, 14 July 1959
Gifts for Korean Tots, S&S, 16 June 1959
Texans Send Gifts to Orphanage, S&S, 22 June, 1959
Hess Airlift Saved children From Reds, S&S, June, 1960
Orphans' Home Turns 10., S&S, .1960
Hess to Get ROK Honor, S&S, 18 December 1960
Orphanage Founder Arrives to Adopt Girl, S&S, 21 Dec. 1960
Flying Parson Gets Coveted ROK Medal, S&S, 21 Dec. 1960
Col. Dean Hess is Welcomed to Seoul, S&S, 20 Dec. 1960
Hess Receives 'Order of Cultural Merit', S&S, 21 Dec 1960
Hess, Daughter Depart for US, S&S, 23 December 1960
Col. Hess to Get Citation, S&S, 11 May 1961
Hess Recalls 'War Scars' Left on Orphans by Reds, S&S, 2/9/61
Col. Hess to Receive Sopa Award, S&S, 18 January 1962
Korean Society Honors Hess for War-Time Rescue, S&S, 21 January 1962
Col. Hess Arrives, S&S, 21 January 1962
Historic Airlift Recalled, S&S, 20 December 1965
ROK Air Units in Salute to Col. Hess, S&S, 10 January 1969
Fighter Pilot-Cleric Revisits War Sites, S&S, 20 November 1975
The Man With a Thousand Children, S&S, 22 August 1976
'Operation Hess" Closed its Books, S&S, date?


Photo page of Hess in Korea.


A Critique of the above material is presented in the unit "Hess: Fraudulent Hero" which follows.


Hess: Fraudulent Hero.

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