the 39th disbanded, I was assigned to 29th BG and in December
1945 to the 315th BW, at Northwest Field, Guam. After much of
doing very little and having to pull our own maintenance on what
planes we had, we rode a sea-going ferryboat to Saipan. We got
a Merchant Marine ship the Cape Mendicino, for the journey home.
We arrived in San Francisco in late May 1946 and I was released
at Fort Leavenworth in July 1946. I retained my Reserve commission.
I returned to college and enrolled in law school graduating in
June 1949. I received my Juris Doctor degree in 1951 from KSU.
They recalled me in September 1951 for the Korean Conflict and
I was in the Military Air Transport Command, later named the Military
states " I have only seen one of my old crew since WWII and that
was in the 50's. I had an occasion to RON (remain over night)
at Kirkland AFB, Albuquerque, NM, and in the flight-line kitchen
the next morning, I noticed a Major off at a table and he looked
familiar. He noticed me and had the same look on his face. I approached
him and said 'you're Dick Brinck, aren't you?' He said, 'You're
Bud Logan.' Well it was my old Airplane Commander. He said he
had been recalled during the Korean War and was flying B-52's
in a Special Weapons Section there at Kirkland. We visited for
several minutes and then I had to catch my plane and have never
heard from since. I know my pilot, Davis, was also on active duty
after Korea serving in the Air Defense Command. I have never seen
or heard from of the other members of the crew.
retiring from the Air Force, I practiced law specializing in Public
Utility Law. I also got involved in the TV cable business, building
small city systems. This proved successful and after some difference
with my partners on how to proceed, I sold out and retired completely.
and his wife, Maxine were married in September 1943. This was
after resigning from the Navy and before joining the Army Air
Corps. He was a drill instructor, trombonist in the marching and
dance band and lived the good life at the party hotel with week-end
passes to hear the big bands that were playing nearby. Later he
was an aircraft inspector and a dispatcher, and went on to pre-flight
and later to Navigation school. Then he went onto Lincoln for
crew assignment. Sounds like the good life.
Logan passed away June 27, 2004
17 November 2001:
Hollis has been elected President of the 20th Air Force
Association at the board meeting held in Cheyenne, Wyoming
on 20 October 2001
Col USAF Ret.