Pacific Stars and Stripes, Dec. 09, 1956
SEOUL- A shipload of clothing
sent to Korean orphans by Col. Dean E. Hess, "Father of the ROK Air
Force," was scheduled to arrive aboard the Jean Lafitte at Inchon
Hess requested that the clothing be sent in a
recent dramatization of his life on the television program "This Is
Hess, who holds every decoration of the ROK Air
Force, led South Korean pilots in more than 280 missions over enemy
lines during the three-year conflict. He also organized a transport
service which piloted Korean children from newly captured combat areas
to safety in Seoul.
Hess' feats are being recreated in a motion picture
now in production called "Battle Hymn."
S & S Korea Bureau