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Cary Hobbs talks about his uncle Wright “Billy” Hobbs as his two cousins Tim Exmeyer, left, and Denny Clelland listen on December 3, 2019. Kokomo native Ensign Wright “Billy” Hobbs was one of the last four men to die in World War II in the final Pacific air battle on August 15, 1945. Hobbs’ story is the subject of a new book by John Wukovits called Dogfight Over Tokyo.