HomeAbout UsBiographiesDisplay

BRIGADIER GENERAL HAROLD Q. HUGLIN

PRINT | E-MAIL

Harold Quiskey Huglin was born in Fairfield, Iowa, in 1906. He attended Parsons College there for a year, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy June 13, 1929, and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Field Artillery.

Assigned with the 16th Field Artillery at Fort Bragg, N.C., in July 1930 General Huglin entered Primary Flying School at Brooks Field, Texas, and graduated from Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field, Texas, a year later. That December he was transferred to the Air Corps and assigned to the 49th Bomb Squadron at Langley Field, Va., later serving with the 16th Observation Squadron there. Going to Nichols Field in the Philippines in June 1935, in August 1937 he was assigned with the 32nd Bomb Squadron at March Field, Calif.

Entering the Air Corps Tactical School at Maxwell Field, Ala., in June 1939, General Huglin graduated three months later and assumed command of the Third Wing Bombardier School and the 90th Attack Squadron at Barksdale Field, La., becoming operations officer of the Third Bomb Group at Savannah Air Base, Ga., in December 1940. The following August he was transferred to Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., as assistant operations officer of the Air Force Combat Command, becoming chief of the Training Division in the Office of the Directorate of Bombardment at Air Corps headquarters in March 1942.

Going to England in February 1943, General Huglin was operations officer of the Third Bomb Wing, Eighth Air Force. He assumed command of the 100th Bomb Group the following June; the 13th Combat Wing in September 1943; 92nd Bomb Wing the following March; and resumed command of the 13th Combat Bomb Wing in November 1944. The following July he was appointed deputy commanding general of the Third Air Division. Moving to Wiesbaden, Germany, in November 1945, he was deputy chief of staff at Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, becoming operations officer there the following March.

Joining the Air Transport Command in February 1947, General Huglin was deputy commanding general and chief of staff at ATC headquarters, Gravelly Point, Va., and that July he was relieved of his duties as chief of staff, continuing as deputy commanding general. Assuming command of the 530th Air Transport Wing, ATO, at Fairfield-Suisun Field, Calif., in June 1948 (redesignated the 1501st Air Transport Wing that September), when it was discontinued in June 1949 he became deputy commander of the Pacific Division of Military Air Transport Service at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, assuming additional duty as commander of the U.S. Air Forces in the Pacific the following month.

Transferred to Air Force headquarters, Washington, D.C., in July 1952, General Huglin was director of the Management Analysis Service in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, comptroller. On Aug. 1, 1955, he was appointed director of the Planning Program Division, Plans and Readiness Area, Office of Defense Mobilization, Washington, D.C.

His decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal; French Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre; Belgian Croix de Guerre, Czechslovakian War Cross; and order of the British Empire. He is rated a command pilot, technical observer and aircraft observer.

(Up to date as of August 1955)

Engage

Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: A senior leader message during #SuicidePreventionMonth: "You are our greatest strength and the beating heart of our Air…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Congratulations to the @USAirForce’s 12 Outstanding #Airmen of the Year on earning recognition as exemplary performers i…
Twitter
RT @RealAFOSI: 1/ #DidYouKnow Sept. is Insider Threat Awareness Month? No environment is immune from the threat posed by trusted insiders.…
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Sharene and I take the caring and well-being of our Airmen and their families very seriously. Thank you @AirForceAssoc fo…
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Everyone wants to make their mark on the world. But why make just one? https://t.co/g1iX4pzU9b
Twitter
10 years have passed since #DontAskDontTell was repealed. @UnderSecAF Gina Ortiz Jones celebrated the milestone by… https://t.co/i1kTNvykzM
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: It’s going to take all of our Airmen, Active-duty, Reserve and Guard to secure this nation’s future. https://t.co/4P3CUiQ…
Twitter
RT @UnderSecAF: A few years ago, only two small businesses joined us at AFA--this year we have 40+. @AFWERX works with these companies ever…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: SecAF is meeting with defense industry leaders today during the @AirForceAssoc’s #ASC21 events. In his #OneTeamOneFigh
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Our rate of change needs to increase. We must move with a sense of urgency today in order to rise to the challenges of to…
Twitter
.@AETCommand is working to remove barriers in the pilot candidate selection process. Learn more about the changes… https://t.co/ANcqVRdsNz
Twitter
.@UnderSecAF Gina Ortiz Jones spoke on the anniversary of DADT... https://t.co/zZYqHOTp8V
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: "We are in a national, strategic, long-term contest with a formidable adversary and what you do every day is important t…
Twitter
"We must move with a sense of urgency today in order to rise to the challenges of tomorrow. Because the return to s… https://t.co/yeYvmOaOos
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Our collaboration with industry is integral to ensuring we are able to compete, deter and win tomorrow against peer adver…
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,377,911
Follow Us