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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 - I
|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.
|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
|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
Lt Evans was shot down by flak near
Stavelot, Belgium on 24Dec44 and
became a POW until the end of the war.
|William Horlacher's P-47D-30-RA 44-32759
"Raye of Sunshine"
|George Crimble and John Irish