Howard, James, ENS

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131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
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1948-1966, US Air Force (USAF)
Service Years
1937 - 1941

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Date of Passing
Mar 18, 1995
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Author of Roar of the Tiger: From Flying Tigers to Mustangs, a Figther Ace's Memoir
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Awarded Medal of Honor while serving with the 9th Army Air Force in Europe.

Assigned to protect a bomber mission over Germany, Colonel Howard single-handedly engaged thirty German aircraft, shooting down three with several other probables either destroyed or damaged. Before it was over, three of his guns were out of action and he was dangerously low on fuel. 

Howard was the only fighter pilot to be awarded the Medal of Honor in the European Theater of Operations.
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Robbins, Thomas Hinckley, RADM, (1919-1962) OFF Commander
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Crommelin, Charles Laurence, CDR, (1931-1945) OFF 131X Lieutenant
SWANSON, Leroy, RADM, (1937-1976) OFF 139X Ensign
Van Antwerp, Lloyd, RADM, (1936-1966) OFF 630X Ensign
Norman, Leslie Purnell, PO1, (1935-1956) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Waggoner, James Stanley, CPO, (1935-1945) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Beaudette, Lloyd Wilson, CPO, (1934-1943) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Webster, Raymond E., PO2, (1935-1942) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Nichols, Russell B., CPO, (1938-1957) MM MM-0000 Seaman Second Class
Buckmaster, Elliot, VADM, (1908-1944) Commander
Bill, David Spencer, CAPT, (1939-1969) Ensign

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