An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

"In memory of my good friend..."

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John Alison signs a photo displayed in the Air Force Special Operations Command headquarters building, dedicating the photo "in memory of my good friend, Phil Cochran." The 96-year-old general is recognized as the first Air Commando, who, at the personal request of Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold, helped Col. Cochran plan and execute Operation Thursday, a mission during which the Air Commandos alongside the British "Chindits" penetrated deep behind Japanese lines and conducted the first nighttime airfield seizure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster)

VIRIN: 050507-F-1815W-001.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.