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Lieutenant General John Spencer Hardy (2008)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-06-04

Duration: 00:06:53

Subjects: Hardy, John Spencer, 1913-2012 | Military | Veterans | World War II | United States. Army. Air Corps | United States. Air Force


  • Nickel, Jim Host
  • Rigg, Buck Interviewee
  • Hardy, Norma Ann Interviewee
  • Webb, Donald A. Interviewee
  • Moore, Julia Interviewee
  • Hardy, John Spencer Speaker


This segment from the 2008 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by retired Lieutenant General John Spencer Hardy accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Hardy, a native of Logansport, served in the United States Air Force from 1935-1970. As the chief of operations for the United States Army Air Corps in the Mediterranean during World War II, he participated in the planning for air offenses against southern Europe, the Balkans, and the Allied landings in southern France. The profile includes interviews with Buck Rigg of the 8th Air Force Museum, Norma Ann, his wife, Dr. Donald A. Webb, President Emeritus of Centenary College, and Julia Moore, his granddaughter. Host: Jim Nickel