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Ranks & Unit(s):
Commissioned 2/Lt. Air Reserves, July 1940 as Flying Instructor
2/Lt.,33rd Pursuit. Sq./? Pursuit. Gp., Iceland
1/Lt., C.O. 34th Ftr. Sq. (later 487th FS)/352nd Ftr. Gp., USA
Col., C.O. 4th FIW/5th USPAF/Korea
April 3, 1919
Forest Hills, L.I., New York
2 Air in 31 Sorties
Assigned Combat Aircraft:
HO*M, SN 42-8529
Flew P-40 Warhawks on defense/convoy patrols with 33rd PS in Iceland.
Assigned to 352nd FG, USA, January 1943. Promoted to Major and C.O. of the 487th FS. Destroyed 352nd FG's first EA, a Bf 109, Nov. 26, 1943. Received his third DSC for Outstanding Leadership on Jan. 1, 1945, Y-29, Asch, Belgium. Seriously injured in a vehicular accident, Belgium, Jan. 9, 1945 and returned to USA. Continued air combat as Commander of the 4th Ftr. Interceptor Group during the advent of the F-86 Sabre, Korean War and destroyed two MiG-15 jets.