Pilot in 2nd Pur. Sq. 10/41-12/41; pilot in 11th Pur. Sq. 12/41-1/42; pilot in 18th Ftr. Sq. 1/42-2/43 (Aleutian Islands); 361st FS 3/43-11/43 flying a P-47, 81 missions; after WW II commanded 2nd All Jet Fighter Sq; three years in Hawaii; then to Edwards AFB till jet crashed, Col. at time of death
DFC; Air Medal; Victory Medal; AC Medal; Asiatic Pacific Camp. Medal; European African Middle Eastern Camp. Medal
2- Fw 190
Units served with
The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...
||16 July 1918
||12 February 1958
||National Military Cemetery - San Diego