Hugh W. Stewart

Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame
Enshrined 2005

The recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 10-Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Force Commendation medal, Lt. Col. Hugh Stewart served in World War II by flying 55-combat missions with nearly 200 hours of combat flying time. He became an instructor pilot after World War II and he taught Chinese students pilots how to fly B-25’s at Douglas Army Air Field, in Douglas, Arizona. Lt. Col. Stewart served as Judge Advocate General and Pilot at Perrin Air Force Base and then served in the of Legislative Liaison Office for the United States Air Force to the United States Senate and White House.

Lt. Col. Stewart rounded out his Air Force career as Inspector General, USAF Research & Development before accepting his final post of Assistant Secretary of the staff, SHAPE Headquarters, NATO, Paris France. Lt. Col. Stewart was one of the Founders of the Pima Air & Space Museum.