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1st Lt. John P. Foltz
Killed 15Dec44
Aircraft crash non-combat
related at Chievres.
Cemetery:  Unknown
Albert Freund
Commander 397th FS
397th Fighter Squadron Photo Album Page E - H
James Hogan, Les Leavoy, & Sid Horowitz
Norman Frisbie
2nd Lt. Joseph C. Howard
KIA 07June44
MACR #5717, Shot down by flak
while strafing near Littry, France.
P-47D 42-75819
Cemetery:  
Westview Cemetery,
Monroe Co., TN
Capt. William H. Gibson
KIA 04Oct44
MACR #9643, Mid air collision during aerial combat near Munstereifel, Germany.
P-47D 42-26937
Cemetery:  Unknown
1st Lt. Alfred D. Fry
KIA 30May44
MACR #5365, Shot down by flak while strafing near
Elbeuf, France.
P-47D-15-RE 42-76287
Cemetery:  
Ardennes Wall of the Missing
Henry Hamilton & Roy Carlson
James Hogan
Steve Halpin &
his P-47 "Naughty Dotty"
John Haesler
397th Fighter Squadron's
1st Commander
Vernon Fein
Donald Evans
Lt Fein became one of the few pilots to engage and
shoot down the famous German Me-262 Jet Fighter.
Henry Hamilton
Randall "pinky"
Hendricks
Commander 397th FS
368th FG Ace
Robert Hellison
This photo of
William Hirschfeld
taken at Mitchel
Field, NY appeared
in the Sept 1943
issue of Boys Life
Magazine
William Hirschfeld
14March45
Me-109
16April45
Me-262
26April45
Me-108
Vernon Fein & Odell Dustin
12June44
Me-109
12June44
Me-109
Henry Hamilton & Tote Talbott
08Dec44
Me-109
11Sept44
Me-109
22June44
Me-109
12June44
FW-190
Hendricks & Ground Crew
Hendricks & Marini
Damage to Hendricks' plane after taking AA fire into engine, photo on the right is cylinder head from engine.
Hendricks & Gibson
08April45
FW-190
11Sept44
Me-109
William Horlacher
Sid Horowitz
Ralph Hume
Machinist
Russell Hull
Armorer
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
Air Forces.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 48
(1944)
Action Date: 12-Jun-44
Jim Fauley & Vernon Fein
John Haesler & Bob Gibson
ALG A-3
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
Sweetwater.
Sid Horowitz
Evans