Gerald P DevineMilitary
Rear row - Earl C. Main, Joseph C. McDonald, Charles O.Durant, John F. Starr, Arthur C. Bergeron, Lt Bayard C. Auchincloss, Joseph B. Brooks, Chauncy Rowan, William W. Hargus, John H. Winder, James E. Murray, Harold P. Paslay.
Middle row - Gerald P. Devine, Abel H. Garey, Robert E. Fortier, Charles W. Dinse, Major William J. Price, Joseph F. Furness, Lt Goffred F. Moretto, Capt Wayne K. Blickenstaff, Robert S. Hart, John A. Sullivan.
Front row - Major Dewey E. Newhart, unknown mascot, Maj. Stanley R. Pidduck,
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A47828-69067AC.
Flew with Canadian Royal Air Force, then joined American Army Air Force in 1944 was in 353rd FG/350th FS/then transferred to Pacific theater after completing duty in Europe. Went into the Army Helicopter Service and served 2 tours in the Vietnam War. Taught flying at Ft. Rucker AL. Flew 90 missions in the ETO, 9 missions in the Pacific. He was the first American ace who had 5 airplanes shot out from under him before he got 5 enemy aircraft.
Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster/DFC w 1/Oak Leaf Cluster/Army Service Ribbon/Overseas Service Ribbon/WW II Voctory Medal/Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm/ Silver Star/ Master ArmyAviator Badge/Army Commendation Medal/Soldiers Medal/Meritorious Service Medal
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|Luddington, Michigan||26 August 1924|
|12 March 1990|
|Ashes spread along parade field at Ft Rucker, Alabama|