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|395th Fighter Squadron Photo Album Page E-G
|William J. Garry
395th FS Ace
Eloise & Cliff
Cliff wearing German
Helmet with Clarence Allen
|Capt Garry was awarded to
Distinguished Service Cross
for downing 4 German planes
while supporting troops
during the Battle of the Bulge
"ROUGH AND READY"
Nose art and pin-up
which inspired the art.
|Garry and unidentified
pilot at Republic Field,
"Bill Garry was one of the finest pilots I had the pleasure of flying with, he did some crazy things
with the Thunderbolt, he once flew up and down the streets of Paris and I think he even wanted
to fly under the Eifle Tower." R. Kik
On January 7th, 1945 A German mine
exploded in the 395th area killing two
personnel from the 45th EOD Sq. and
wounding several 395th personnel
including Cpl Farley who lost an eye.
Read more on page 132 of Second to None.
Capt. James W. Goodwin
MACR #4210, Shot Down by FW-190 near
Cemetery: Ardennes C-3-38
Captain Goodwin was
the first combat loss
for the 368th FG
2nd Lt Russell Grosjean
MACR# 10270, Crashed near Ahrbruck / Katzberg, Germany.
Details unknown, possibly was a POW.
2nd Lt. Charles R. Earls
MACR #10528, Shot Down by FW-190 near
Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, ID
First Lieutenant (Air Corps) William J. Garry (ASN: 0-679856), United States Army Air Forces, was operations against an
armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-47 Fighter Airplane in the 395th Fighter Squadron, 368th Fighter Group, NINTH
Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 23 December 1944, in the European Theater of Operations. On this
date First Lieutenant Garry shot down two enemy aircraft in a single engagement. First Lieutenant Garry's
unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great
credit upon himself, the 9th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 24 (1945)
Action Date: 23-Dec-44
|Vern Powers & Robert Griffith
1Lt Marion Elliott
KIA 13Oct44 MACR# 9533
Shot down by fighter near Aachen,
P-47D-28RE S/N 44-19744