Woodbury County

Lt. Everett L. Hooks

 

 
 

 

Five Sioux Cityans were graduated from Aloe army air field June 27 as fighter pilots and commissioned officers.  From left to right they are: Lieut. Douglas C. Griggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Griggs, 3404 Garretson avenue; Lieut. Donald H. Ferguson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Ferguson, James, Ia., and former Morningside college student; Lieut. Everett L. Hooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin C. Hooks, 4321 Van Buren street; Flight Officer Darwin W. Detlefs, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Detlefs, 1335 21st street; and Lieut. George M. Saunderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Saunderson, 1505 Sioux Trail.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, July 1, 1944 (photo included)

IN UNIFORM

Second Lt. Everett L. Hooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin C. Hooks, 4321 Van Buren street, is taking a five-week course to qualify as a B-29 pilot at the Roswell army air field, Roswell, N. M.  After completing the course his three-man team will join the rest of the flying personnel of a B-29 Superfortress in an operational training unit for further schooling.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 29, 1945