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Dean Hess

Born: Dec 6, 1917

Death: Mar 2, 2015

Birthplace: Ohio

Nationality: United States

Dean Hess

Date of Birth : Dec 6, 1917
Date of Death : Mar 2, 2015
Birth Place : Ohio

Dean Elmer Hess was an American minister and United States Air Force colonel who was involved in the so-called "Kiddy Car Airlift," the documented rescue of 950 orphans and 80 orphanage staff from the path of the Chinese advance during the Korean War on December 20, 1950. He is the subject of autobiography Battle Hymn, published in 1956, which later served the basis for the 1957 film of the same name, where he was played by Rock Hudson.

Also known as

  • Dean E. Hess
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