Pacific Stars and Stripes, Jan. 3, 1957
San Francisco (AP)- McClellan
AFB, near Sacramento, Monday closed its books on "Operation Hess"
with delivery of the third and final shipment of 78 tons of clothing
to orphans in Korea.
Operation Hess began Oct. 17 when the story of
Col. Dean Hess was told on Ralph Edward's "This Is Your Life" TV show.
Hess is the minister-turned-fighter pilot who
was sent to Korea at the outbreak of the Korean fighting to train
ROK flyers. He also aided hundreds of Korean orphans.
EDWARDS ASKED viewers to deliver usable children's
clothing to Air Force recruiting officers and from there items were
sent to McClellan and then to Korea, all at Edwards' expense.
The clothing was flown from
McClellan to Korea by the U.S. Far East Air Force after Americans
had responded to the appeal.