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Dean Hess
Birth name Dean Elmer Hess
Born (1917-12-06)December 6, 1917
Marietta, Ohio
Died March 2, 2015(2015-03-02) (aged 97)
Huber Heights, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1941–69
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Awards Silver Star, Order of the White Elephant, Legion of Merit, Air Medal

Dean Elmer Hess (December 6, 1917 – March 2, 2015) was an American minister and United States Air Force colonel. He was involved in the so-called "Kiddy Car Airlift". It was the rescue of 950 orphans and 80 orphanage staff from the path of the Chinese advance during the Korean War on December 20, 1950.

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