Colonel Hervey Stockman
Class of 1940 - Honored 2002
Princeton University
Pratt Institute, Certificate in Industrial Design

Military Career
World War II
  • Flew 68 P-51 Mustang missions over Europe
  • Logged 273 combat flying hours
Korean War
  • Flew F-84 E, F, and G aircraft
  • 1955-1957: worked on classified assignments
Was one of the original six U-2 aircraft pilots
First to fly a spy mission in a U-2 over Russia
Vietnam War
  • Commander of the 366th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • Flew F-4C missions, Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam
  • June 11, 1967 – March 4, 1973: POW, Hanoi

Additional Highlights
Staff Officer, National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Attended the War College, serving as President (Class of ’74)
Joined the Air Force Test and Evaluation Center as the first Director of Joint Test and Evaluation

As a Commanded Pilot with 5,600 flying hours, including 378 combat missions, his military decorations include the Silver Star; Legion of Merit; Distinguished Flying Cross with Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal with 11 oak-leaf clusters; and the Purple Heart