Harold Hilson 'Hal' Sims (December 29, 1912 - August 16, 2002) was an American artist and career military officer. Born in Georgiana, Alabama, live in Montgomery, Alabama, and worked as an artist before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941. He served in both World War II and the Korean War. During the Berlin Airlift, Sims served as Master Navigator for the Military Air Transport Service (MATS) and also produced designs, illustrati0ons and presentations used during the Airlift. During the Airlift, Sims also served as the editor of the 'Task Force Times', a daily publication for personnel serving with the Airlift command meant to improve communications and morale, as well as stoke friendly competition between the air crews. He also had a 'obne-man' show of his paintings at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in 1953. Sims retired from the military in 1969. After his retirement, Sims devoted his time to his family and his painting and found success as a highly regarded watercolor artist. He married his wife Sybil in 1944 and they were married for fifty-eight years, with whom he had three children.

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