Hugh E. Wild

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Hugh E. Wild
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Wild photographed in October 1967 as a Brigadier General
Born (1918-04-15)April 15, 1918
Elmwood, Wisconsin
Died February 18, 2013(2013-02-18) (aged 94)
Riverside, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Rank Brigadier General

Hugh Eldon Wild (April 15, 1918 – February 18, 2013) was a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force.


Wild was born in Elmwood, Wisconsin in 1918.[1] He would attend the University of Iowa and George Washington University.


Wild joined the United States Army Air Corps in 1940. He served in World War II, participating in conflicts including the Philippines Campaign (1944–45). Following the war he was assigned to the Strategic Air Command. During the Vietnam War he was in command of the 834th Air Division. Following his service in the war he was given command of the 322d Air Division and the 435th Military Airlift Support Wing. His retirement was effective as of February 1, 1970.

Awards he has received include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal.