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)
In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...
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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...
|Born||Christine, Texas||15 July 1916|
|Died||2 September 2013|
|Buried||Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, TX 78218, USA|
|24 June 2015 19:06:48||Lucy May||Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations|
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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