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"Col James H Howard, former leader of the 9th AF pioneer mustang group, received the Congressional Medal of Honor from Lt Gen Carl A Spatz for his single handed defense of heavy bombers against 30 threatening German fighters."



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 356th Fighter Squadron


  • James Howard

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander
    USN 1939-1941 flew F3Fs with VF-6 USS Enterprise CV-6 ...


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26 March 2018 18:34:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations