AIR: Fightingest

He had turned down desk jobs time & again. But despite his deep devotion to flying and fighting, modest, easygoing Colonel Hubert Zemke, of Missoula, Mont., finally decided that this would be his last combat mission before going on noncombat duty. Leading his fighter group in an attack on Hamburg, he ran into weather trouble, disappeared into a cloud. Last week the "fightingest" U.S. pilot commander in Europe was reported to be a prisoner in Germany.

When he went down, 30-year-old Hubert Zemke was the leading U.S. ace operating in Europe, with 19½...

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