Retired Nov. 1, 1967. Died Aug. 19, 1985.
Hubert S. Judy was born in Woodward, Okla., in 1915. He graduated from Woodward High School in 1932, and Junior College in 1934. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1940 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.
He began his military career while a student at the University when he joined the 120th Combat Engineers of the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Division as a private. Before his discharge in June 1940, he attained the rank of staff sergeant.
In July 1940, he entered the Aviation Cadet Program, and earned his military pilot wings and commission as a second lieutenant in March 1941. Following graduation, he was assigned as a flight instructor at the Advanced Flying Training School, Kelly Field, Texas.
In the spring of 1942, General Judy was ordered to Washington, D.C., for duty in the Headquarters Air Corps Operations Staff. Early in 1943, he commanded and trained a Provisional B-24 Bomber Group: In the fall of 1943, he proceeded to England as deputy commander of a B-24 Group, and was assigned to the Eighth Air Force.
From October 1943 to February 1945, General Judy was on combat operations against Germany and logged 144 combat hours in B-24 aircraft.
In February 1945, he joined Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in London as a staff officer, and prepared plans for the surrender of the German Air Force and the occupation of Germany.
After the surrender of the German Armed Forces, General Judy went into Berlin in July 1945 with the Headquarters of the Office of Military Government where he served as deputy to the Berlin air commander until October 1946. During this period, he was instrumental in the development and negotiation of the Allied air corridors into Berlin through the Quadripartite Control Council.
Returning to the United States, General Judy was assigned to Air Corps Headquarters as a staff planning officer and worked in the General Staff Operational Plans Division and the Air Staff. In December 1948, he was named as the first Air Force liaison officer to the Department of State and held that position until December 1949 when he was reassigned to Air Force Headquarters as executive officer for the Director of Plans and Operations.
General Judy attended the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., from July 1951 to July 1952, and, following graduation, was assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Headquarters, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, where he served as deputy chief of staff for plans and operations.
He served in the Mediterranean Area with NATO forces until July 1955 at which time he was assigned to duty with the Air Force Research and Development Command as deputy commander of the Air Force Missile Development Center at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. In 1956, he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
From July 1958 to July 1959, he attended the National War College in Washington, D.C., and was then assigned to the Alaskan Command with headquarters at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, as deputy chief of staff for plans and operations, J-3, in the Joint Staff, where he served until 1962.
From August 1962 to 1964, General Judy served as commander of the 32d NORAD Region (North American Air Defense Command), the 32d CONAD Region (Continental Air Defense Command), and the Montgomery Air Defense Sector (semiautomatic ground environment). In that position, he commanded more than 9,000 Air Force, Army, and Navy personnel in nine Southeastern states.
On Aug. 1, 1964, General Judy was assigned as deputy director of plans for advanced planning in the Directorate of Plans, Deputy Chief of Staff/Plans and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
General Judy holds the Air Force aeronautical rating of command pilot and has more than 5,000 flying hours in conventional and jet aircraft. He also holds a commercial pilot's rating has logged more than 2,000 hours in civilian type aircraft.
The general's decorations include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm.