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Last Wartime Rank: N/A
Unit(s): N/A
Theatre(s): ETO
Distinguished Service Cross
For May 8, 1944 triple Bf-109 mission

Silver Star
For April 19, 1944 triple Fw 190 mission

Silver Star #2
For June 10, 1944 triple Bf-109 mission

DFC with 5 OLCs

Air Medal with 5 OLCs

Meritorious Service Medal

AF Commendation Medal with 1 OLC

Born: April 21, 1921
Stoughton MA

Norfolk County Agricultural School
Graduated May 1939

Early Service:
US Army - Enlisted July 1940
Assigned 1st Infantry Division
Fort Ethan Allen,VT

Aviation Cadet, Appointed January 1942

Flight School:
Preflight - Maxwell Field, Alabama

Primary - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Basic - Blythville, Arkansas

Advanced - Craig Field, Alabama
Class 43B
Graduated February 16, 1943

OTU at Westover (most likely 326th FG?)

328th FS, 352nd FG, Bodney, England
P-47's and P-51's

Served two combat tours
September 1943 - April 1944
April 1944 - July 1944

17.5 Aerial
3 Ground
Total Sorties: N/A

Aircraft Flown:
P-47D, PE*I, "Patti Ann"
SN: 42-2474

Green B-model, kept for short time before
being reassigned to aircraft below

P-51B, PE*T bar, "Patti Ann II"
SN: 42-106872

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Postwar Service:
1st Tactical Recon; Furth, Germany, 1946-47
4th Tactical Fighter Wing; Andrews AFB, 1948
Advisor, Turkish Air Force, 1949-1951
89th FG Operations Officer; Bedford, MA, 1951-55
Atomic Plans Office HQ, 3rg AF HQ, England, 1956-60
CO, 26th Training Squadron, Williams AFB, 1960-64
Randolph AFB, Chief of Pilot Training, 1964-67
Chief Of Fighter Branch, HQ USAF Inspector General Dept, Norton AFB, 1967-71
Retired as Lt. Colonel, August 1, 1971


Artwork by Rocky Gooch.
Thanks to Marc Hamel for his help in compiling data for this entry.