Hugh F. McCaffery (World War II)

Hugh F. McCaffery
Class of 1924
71st Bombardment Squadron, 7th Bombardment Group

Hugh F. McCaffery

In 1929, McCaffery enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and became a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. McCaffery was a gifted aviator, and he became the first pilot to transport invalids, and the first to fly non-stop from Puerto Rico to Washington DC. Five days after Pearl Harbor oMajor McCaffery was killed when the plane he was aboard crashed into a mountain in California en route to Pearl Harbor in the Pacific.

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