Howard, James, ENS

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Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
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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  1939-1941, VF-6 Tomcatters

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McClusky Jr., Clarence, RDML, (1921-1956) Commander
Moorer, Thomas, ADM, (1933-1974) Lieutenant
McClusky, Clarence, RADM, (1926-1956) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Gray, James Seton, CAPT, (1936-1966) OFF Lieutenant
Mehle, Roger William, RADM, (1937-1970) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Allen, Eric, LTJG, (1938-1941) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Hebel, Federick, LTJG OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Hebel, Francis Frederick, LTJG, (1939-1941) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Rich, Ralph McMaster, LTJG, (1939-1942) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
PERRY, John Francis, LCDR, (1939-1954) OFF 630X Ensign
Williams, Odell, CPO, (1936-1956) MAT MATT-0000 Mess Attendant 1st Class
Tabberer, Charles Arthur, LTJG, (1939-1942) Lieutenant Junior Grade

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