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Elba Glendon Hunt
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1920
Collingsworth County
Texas, USA
Death: May 25, 1945, Japan

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The Wellington Leader October 25, 1945

No Recent Word of Missing Dodson Airman

No additional information has been received since the close of the war regarding First Lt Elba Hunt, who has been listed as missing in action since May 26, when he took part in a B-29 raid near Tokyo, Japan.

Lt Hunt, the son of Gilbert and Ruth Hunt and his wife, the former Jeannette Bowling and a small son also live at Dodson.

Pilot of a B-29 he had made 14 missions. It is presumed that his plane went down over the target.

The 25 year old flyer had lived at Dodson all of his life. Upon graduating from high school there, he attended Texas Technological College at Lubbock for almost four years, entering the Air Force in 1942, shortly before he received his degree. He was commissioned in Florida and was stationed in the United States until December 1944, when he went to the Pacific theater.

One of Dodson's outstanding young men, he was a leader during both his high school and college years.

His brother-in-law Dayle Farris has been listed as missing in action in Germany since last November. A brother, Pfc. Howard Hunt returned in September after serving in Europe. Other brothers and sisters are Vance Hunt, Mrs. Dayle Farris, Marilyn Hunt, Billy Dale Hunt, Kenneth Dean Hunt, all of Dodson. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Gilbert Edwin Hunt (1898 - 1965)
  Ruth Mae Royal Hunt (1901 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Ella Jeannette Hunt Bowling Teutsch (1922 - 1987)
 
 Children:
  Glenn Ray Hunt (1944 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elba Glendon Hunt (1920 - 1945)
  Elba Glendon Hunt (1920 - 1945)*
  Howard Adams Hunt (1922 - 1997)*
  Erma Lee Hunt Duckworth (1926 - 2005)*
  Newell Vance Hunt (1931 - 2007)*
  Billy Dale Hunt (1932 - 1982)*
  Marilyn Janell Hunt Garton (1936 - ____)*
  Kenneth Dean Hunt (1942 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
1ST LT U S Air Force
World War II
 
Burial:
Dodson Cemetery
Dodson
Collingsworth County
Texas, USA
Plot: NEW Section, Plot 38 Grave H (6-E)
 
Maintained by: Dodson Cemetery Associat...
Originally Created by: Jeanette Perrin Coaly
Record added: Dec 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82165467
Elba Glendon Hunt
Added by: Rose Anna (Britain) Richardson
 
Elba Glendon Hunt
Added by: Jeanette Perrin Coaly
 
Elba Glendon Hunt
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Added by: Rita Collvins Mayfield
 
 
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- Dodson Cemetery Association
 Added: Dec. 26, 2012
 
 
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