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John B Henry Jr

Military

John B Henry served as a pilot with the 339th Fighter Group. He flew P-51 'San Antone Rose'. Completed tour of duty April 11, 1945.

Legion of Merit w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC, Air Medal w/7 Oak Leaf Cluster, Croix de Guerre, Air Force Military Cross, 2nd Class (Venezuela)

Service

Units served with

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Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Christine, Texas 15 July 1916
Died 2 September 2013
Buried Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, TX 78218, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2015 19:06:48 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Combined two entries for John B Henry. This entry now includes information from the following source:
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Silent Heroes Among Us, picture p. 131, Unit History

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