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