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DeHaven, Robert M., 1922-2008



  • Existence: 1922-2008

Biographical Note: Robert M. DeHaven

Robert M. DeHaven was born on January 13, 1922 in San Diego, California. He joined the United States Army Air Forces in 1942 and graduated from flight training the following year. DeHaven served with the 7th Fighter Squadron of the 49th Fighter Group during World War II, flying missions in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. He later became Group Operations Officer of the 49th Fighter Group. DeHaven remained in the military after the war, representing the Air National Guard as their acceptance test pilot for the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star. He transferred to the Air Force Reserve in 1950 and retired as a colonel in 1965. In his civilian life, he worked for the Hughes Aircraft Company as a test pilot and executive and as the personal pilot for Howard Hughes. He also served as president of the American Fighter Aces Association. DeHaven passed away in 2008.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - D

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with D: Dahlberg, Kenneth H. [Triple ace fighter pilot] "In Search of WWII Memories," Cessna Owner magazine, 2005 "The Kenneth Dahlberg Story," A.A.H.S. Journal, Summer 1967"Kenneth H. Dahlberg, 94, Link in the Watergate Chain," New York Times, October 9, 2011 Daily, Leo A. [Aviation architectural/engineering firm] Sales brochures...

American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

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