North High School Wall of Honor
Clifford C. Hull
Class of January, 1928
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Clifford C. Hull

Clifford graduated in the January, 1928 North High class. He enlisted at the Memorial Armory, East First Street, Des Moines, IA. His service number was 17071353. Clifford's next of kin was listed as his wife, Mrs.Mildred Hull, 1268 Stewart Street, Des Moines, IA.

Clifford C. Hull
Year   Rank   Status
January, 1928   Graduated   Graduated from North High School, Des Moines, IA.
1930 Census x Employed x Living at 3009 East Tiffin
date x x Iowa National Guard
December 25, 1940 x Family x Married Mildred Estella Howe in Rolla, Missouri. Mildred died in October, 1970.
November 13, 1942 x Enlisted x Camp Dodge Herrold, Polk, Iowa, USA
December 25, 1942 x US Army/Pvt x Sacramento, CA Air Depot ID. Later named McClellan Field. Army Air Forces
May 1, 1943-
May 31, 1943
x US Army/Pvt x Enlisted Man's Pass to visit Portland, OR and vicinity
June 17, 1943 x Enroute x From Moses Lake, WA to Walla Walla, WA. Changed service location
September 23, 1943 x US Army/Sgt. x 21st Army Airways Communications Squadron, Army Air Force? Discharged.
1944 x Residence x Living at 1268 Stewart Street in Des Moines, IA
1948 x Family x Moved to Ankeny, but still had a radio repair shop in Des Moines.
January, 1949 x Employment x Purchased first Westinghouse TV set sold west of the Mississippi. Attended night classes at the wholesale house to learn repair of TV's
May 27, 1949 x Employment x Opened 37th and Ingersoll Radio Sales and Service Shop
1950 x Family x Moved the shop to home in Ankeny and became involved in the new frontier of television.
1942-1950 x Family x From 1942 to 1950, had four children: Linda, twins Carol and Cathy, and Buddy.
April 13, 1956 x Employment x Has both Ingersoll Radio Sales and Service Shop as well as the Ankeny Radio and Television Sales and Service, located at his home, 202 SW Cherry Street, Ankeny. Click underlined for newspaper articles.
August 24, 1967 x Employment x First colored TV set in area
1972 x Family x Married Angeline Klonglan. Moved to Slater, IA
Fall, 1985 x Family x Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown, A
March 1, 1991 x Deceased x Interred at Highland Memory Gardens, Des Moines, IA. Find-A-Grave Memorial #77018262.
Air Communications Squadron, AAF, (Sacramento Air Depot), McClellan Field, CA
McClellan Air Force Base (1935–2001) is a former United States Air Force base located in the North Highlands area of Sacramento County, 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Sacramento, California. For the vast majority of its operational lifetime, McClellan was a logistics and maintenance facility for a wide variety of military aircraft, equipment and supplies, primarily under the cognizance of the Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) and later the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). The United States Coast Guard previously operated Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento at McClellan AFB as a tenant activity, operating and maintaining several HC-130 Hercules aircraft. CGAS Sacramento continues to operate at McClellan following its closure as an Air Force Base and is the only remaining military aviation unit and installation on the airfield.

The base was established in 1935. It was named after Major Hezekiah McClellan (1894–1936) on 1 December 1939, a pioneer in arctic aeronautical tests. He died on 25 May 1936 when his Consolidated P-30 which he was flight testing, crashed near Centerville, Ohio.

Construction of the Pacific Air Depot began in 1935, and the main structures, including administrative buildings, barracks, warehouses and a hospital were completed on 18 April 1938. In 1938 the base was renamed Sacramento Air Depot and underwent a major expansion as a repair and overhaul facility for P-38 and P-39 fighter planes. In December 1941, soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, P-40s as well as B-26 and B-17 bombers began arriving at the field to be armed and prepared for immediate shipment overseas. In March 1942 Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle's B-25s arrived at McClellan for arming in preparation for their famous Tokyo raid. The base was renamed McClellan Air Force Base in 1948.

Air Communications Squadron, AAF, Walla Walla Regional Airport, Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Regional Airport (IATA: ALW, ICAO: KALW, FAA LID: ALW) is a public airport in the western United States, located in Walla Walla County, Washington, three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district of the city of Walla Walla. It is owned by the Port of Walla Walla

The airport was the location of the U.S. Army Air Forces' Walla Walla Army Air Base in World War II.[2]
The War Department announced they would be spending over $7.5 million to construct an Army Air Corps training airfield adjacent to the existing airfield at Walla Walla. With the old 200-acre (0.81 km2) municipal airport as a nucleus, they commenced development of the Walla Walla Army Air Base, which ultimately comprised 2,164 acres (8.76 km2) of land. Over 300 buildings were constructed and equipped to house, feed and train approximately 6,000 men at one time.

The 91st Bomb Group lays claim to being the first Army Air Forces outfit to utilize the Walla Walla base. They had initially trained in Florida and upon arrival, they trained in B-17 Flying Fortress airplanes. The 91st Bomb Group went on to distinguish itself in combat over Europe. Several of these crews made outstanding records during their tour of duty and were well publicized upon their return to the states with names such as Jack the Ripper, Memphis Belle, and Delta Rebel. Memphis Belle was the first B-17 to complete 25 missions in Europe.

Late in 1943, Walla Walla Army Airfield lay idle when the Second Air Force withdrew its B-17 training operation. However, in April of the following year, the Fourth Air Force took charge and established a training base for B-24 Liberator crews.

During the war years, it is estimated that more than 8,000 officers and men were trained at this base producing 594 heavy bomber crews who compiled about 114,514 hours in the air while in training. One of its aircraft crashed in September 1944 at the future site of the Mission Ridge ski area near Wenatchee, killing all six aboard; a wing section from the B-24 is mounted above its "Bomber Bowl."
12/25/40: Clifford C. Hull and Mildred Estella Howe Wedding
1943: Clifford, Mildred, Linda
1943/Portland, OR: Clifford, Mildred, and Baby Linda Hull
Family of Clifford C. and Mildred Hull: Linda, Cathy, Carol, Clifford, Jr.
Clifford, Mildred, Linda Cliff's Boots
1943/Portland, OR: Clifford, Mildred, and Baby Linda Hull Cliff's Boots

Iowa National Guard
Fort Riley, KS Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Clifford C. Hull
1st Airways Communications Sq, AAF
US Army
US Army seal

Army Airways Communication Patch

Army Communications Patch

Clifford C. Hull

US Army Insignia

US Army Air Corps

Rifle Marksman


American Campaign; Victory Medal; Navy Expeditionary Medal; United National Service Medal/Korea; Korean War Medal

Correct medals coming: American Campaign; Victory Medal; Navy Expeditionary Medal;
United Nations Service Medal/Korea;
Korean War Medal;
(1) Information was obtained from the Records on Military Personnel Who Died, were Missing in Action, or Prisoners of War as a result of the Vietnam War. This document can be found online at the National Archives and Records Administration at

(2) The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High School graduates can be found online at: Clifford C. Hull's 1928 class page is:
Died 03/01/91.
Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
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