Novelist: Hugh Wray McCann

Hugh Wray McCann was a science editor for The Detroit News with an interest in both world wars.

1928 – born 28 March in Kilkeel, County Down, Ireland
1946 – aged 18 spent 5 years in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a draughtsman
1951 – moved to the USA where he joined the USA Army and served in Korea
1967 – shared Pulitzer Prize for Detroit Free Press coverage of the Detroit Race Riots and awarded an Emmy for 6 Days in July
2014 – died 13 June

Books on WW1 Africa
Utmost Fish (1965) – on the Lake Tanganyika Expedition

Obituary – Pioneer Tribune
Obituary – Record Eagle


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