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1st Lt. John P. Foltz
Aircraft crash non-combat
related at Chievres.
Commander 397th FS
|397th Fighter Squadron Photo Album Page E - H
|James Hogan, Les Leavoy, & Sid Horowitz
|2nd Lt. Joseph C. Howard
MACR #5717, Shot down by flak
while strafing near Littry, France.
Cemetery: Westview Cemetery,
Monroe Co., TN
Capt. William H. Gibson
MACR #9643, Mid air collision during aerial combat near Munstereifel, Germany.
1st Lt. Alfred D. Fry
MACR #5365, Shot down by flak while strafing near
Cemetery: Ardennes Wall of the Missing
|Henry Hamilton & Roy Carlson
|Steve Halpin &
his P-47 "Naughty Dotty"
397th Fighter Squadron's
|Lt Fein became one of the few pilots to engage and
shoot down the famous German Me-262 Jet Fighter.
Commander 397th FS
368th FG Ace
|This photo of
taken at Mitchel
Field, NY appeared
in the Sept 1943
issue of Boys Life
|Vernon Fein & Odell Dustin
|Henry Hamilton & Tote Talbott
|Damage to Hendricks' plane after taking AA fire into engine, photo on the right is cylinder head from engine.
Major (Air Corps) Randall W. Hendricks (ASN: 0-441804), United States Army Air Forces,
was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with
military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-47 Fighter Airplane in
the 397th Fighter Squadron, 368th Fighter Group, NINTH Air Force, in aerial combat against
enemy forces on 12 June 1944, in the European Theater of Operations. On this date, Major
Hendricks shot down FOUR enemy aircraft in a single engagement. Major Hendricks'
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
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 48
Action Date: 12-Jun-44
|John Haesler & Bob Gibson
|Roy Carlson & Steve Halpin
|Randall Hendricks & Al Fry
February 5th, 1948 The Sweetwater Valley News
The body of Second Lieutenant Joe C. Howard was expected to arrive
in Sweetwater this afternoon at 2:30. The veteran’s body was shipped
from Atlanta with military escort Wednesday. Reared in Sweetwater,
Lt. Howard, who graduated from the local high school in 1942, was
killed in the European Theatre where he served as pilot of a P-47.
The body will remain at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Mark
White, in Sweetwater until services Sunday afternoon at the First
Baptist Church. Services will begin at 2:30 with Rev O. D. Fleming
officiating. Members of the Sweetwater Veterans of Foreign Wars will
serve as pall bearers for the military funeral. A full firing squad and
bugler will be used during burial.
Interment will be at West View Cemetery with Kykers in charge. Lt.
Howard is survived by one sister, Josephine Howard, and two
grandmothers, Mrs. Mark White and Mrs. Joe C. Howard, both of