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James H Howard


USN 1939-1941 flew F3Fs with VF-6 USS Enterprise CV-6
AVG Flying Tigers 2nd Pursuit Squadron P-40Bs 1941-42
AAF 329th FG P-38 instructor
AAF 356th FS commander P-39s and P-51Bs
AAF 354th FG commander P-51Bs
2.33 air kills with AVG + 6 air kills with 354th FG
Brig. General USAFR retired



  • Carl Gies

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot/Operations Officer/FAC | 354th Fighter Group
    Shot down 2 Zeros in the Philippines with the 20th PS. ...

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Units served with

  • 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



  • VIII Fighter Command FO 216

    11 January 1944
    This is a large fighter operation composed of a total of 592 aircraft. This operation is divided into two fighter elements with a combined force of 221 aircraft (P-47s and P-51s) providing escort for the Oshersleben - Halberstat B-17 bomber formations...

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

  • Gael

    Military site : airfield


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04 May 2017 03:40:43 fugari Changes to nickname, service number, role, 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