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John Huett

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John Huett Obituary
Huett, John H. John H. Huett was born on April 2, 1918, in Comanche, Texas to William H. Huett and Blanche Huett and went home peacefully on December 5, 2013 surrounded by his family. He graduated from Comanche High School and attended North Texas University. He served his country honorably during World War II as a pilot in the United States Army Air Force with the rank of First Lieutenant. He flew sixty five missions over the Himalaya Mountains (the Hump) from India to China, in the CBI Theater, in four engine B24s and C54 (DC4) type aircraft. He received the air medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster with three battle stars. He was also awarded the Chinese Order of the Flying Clouds, and a pair of Chinese Air Force wings from the Republic of China, as well as the Asiatic Pacific Chinese War Memorial and the American World War II Victory Medal. While in the United States Army Air Force, Mr. Huett had the privilege of flying such fighter aircraft as the P38, B25, P51 Mustang, P47 Thunderbolt, P61 Black Widow Night fighter, Douglas A20s and A26 Attack Bombers, as well as four engine B24s and B17 bombers. Before joining the Air Force, Mr. Huett was a flight Instructor-Commander at Sweetwater, Texas, where he instructed British Cadets, American Cadets and Women Pilots known as the WASPS. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, Mr. Huett became co-owner of the privately owned White Rock Airport in Dallas. Mr. Huett later became President of Texas Air-motive at Dallas-Garland Airport, where he was the Cessna Aircraft dealer for the Dallas area. In the early 1950s, Mr. Huett became interested in real estate and received his Real Estate Broker's License and was active in the Real Estate profession since that time. He was a member of the Dallas Board of Realtors since 1954. He was a member of the Hump Pilot Association and Wars Post 6796, the International Society of Poets, and the Happy Warriors Lunch Group from World War II a former member of the White Rock Kiwanis Club. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Lanell Huett. He is survived by one brother, Jim Huett (Margaret), son Larry Farris (Karen), grandson Mark Farris (Cyndi), granddaughter Angie Wilkins (Brent), granddaughter Tracey Farris, great granddaughter Kim Lee (Nathan) and great great grandchildren Jessica and Garrett, as well as several nieces and nephews, all of whom were an important part of his life. John was a long time member of Park Cities Baptist Church. Services will be Thursday, December 12th at 3:00 pm at Restland Memorial Chapel, Dr. Jack Martin officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Park Cities Baptist Church PrimeTime Ministry.


Published in Dallas Morning News from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10, 2013
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