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Hubert Zemke

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Colonel Hubert Zemke (March 14, 1914 – August 30, 1994) was a career officer in the United States Air Force, a fighter pilot in World War II, and a leading United States Army Air Forces ace. General Jimmy Doolittle praised Zemke as his "greatest fighter group commander". He commanded the 56th Fighter Group in England, which came to be known as "Zemke's Wolf Pack". Biography Born March 14, 1914, to German immigrant parents, Anna (1889–1972) and Benno Zemke (1882–1967), in Missoula, Montana, Zemke had no desire to fly; he intended to pursue a degree in forestry at the University of Montana in Missoula on football and boxing scholarships. While at the University of Montana, he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He left school in February 1936 to enter Army Flight Training.(Ref ) In 1936 Zemke's friends convinced him to try out for pilot training in the United States Army Air Corps. He was accepted as an aviation cadet, gained his pilot's wings and commissions at Randolph Fiel
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