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Freedom Fighters: Will Hadden

Will Hadden has been known as a prominent attorney and as a country western singer. But during World War Two, he was known for his courage and daring.

Hadden flew fifty bombing missions over Europe when only twenty-five were required. On one mission, the plane's tail was shot off and Hadden brought it in by manupulating the plane's throttles. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. After completing his military career as a test pilot, Hadden was a TWA Airlines pilot and for fifty years was an attorney. As a side career, Hadden was a songwriter and country western singer. Hadden still loves to sing the many songs he wrote.

Joan Hallmark, Reporting joanhallmark@kltv.com

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