39th Bomb Group (VH)
Crew 6


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1st Lt Hollis Logan

After the 39th disbanded, I was assigned to 29th BG and in December 1945 to the 315th BW, at Northwest Field, Guam. After much of doing very little and having to pull our own maintenance on what planes we had, we rode a sea-going ferryboat to Saipan. We got a Merchant Marine ship the Cape Mendicino, for the journey home. We arrived in San Francisco in late May 1946 and I was released at Fort Leavenworth in July 1946. I retained my Reserve commission. I returned to college and enrolled in law school graduating in June 1949. I received my Juris Doctor degree in 1951 from KSU. They recalled me in September 1951 for the Korean Conflict and I was in the Military Air Transport Command, later named the Military Airlift Command.

Hollis states " I have only seen one of my old crew since WWII and that was in the 50's. I had an occasion to RON (remain over night) at Kirkland AFB, Albuquerque, NM, and in the flight-line kitchen the next morning, I noticed a Major off at a table and he looked familiar. He noticed me and had the same look on his face. I approached him and said 'you're Dick Brinck, aren't you?' He said, 'You're Bud Logan.' Well it was my old Airplane Commander. He said he had been recalled during the Korean War and was flying B-52's in a Special Weapons Section there at Kirkland. We visited for several minutes and then I had to catch my plane and have never heard from since. I know my pilot, Davis, was also on active duty after Korea serving in the Air Defense Command. I have never seen or heard from of the other members of the crew.

After retiring from the Air Force, I practiced law specializing in Public Utility Law. I also got involved in the TV cable business, building small city systems. This proved successful and after some difference with my partners on how to proceed, I sold out and retired completely.

Hollis and his wife, Maxine were married in September 1943. This was after resigning from the Navy and before joining the Army Air Corps. He was a drill instructor, trombonist in the marching and dance band and lived the good life at the party hotel with week-end passes to hear the big bands that were playing nearby. Later he was an aircraft inspector and a dispatcher, and went on to pre-flight and later to Navigation school. Then he went onto Lincoln for crew assignment. Sounds like the good life.


02 Feb 2017

Colonel Hollis B. Logan (USAF, Ret )took his Final Flight on 19 January 2017.

8 July 2004:
Maxine Logan passed away June 27, 2004

17 November 2001
Hollis has been elected President of the 20th Air Force Association at the board meeting held in Cheyenne, Wyoming on 20 October 2001

Sources: Hollis Logan, Colonel, USAF, Retired for the book
"History of the 39th Bomb Group" Updates: Hollis Logam, Don Davis