325th Glider Infantry Regiment - France - 1944
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Lilliput, October 1944
A Navy pilot on the wing of an F6F Hellcat - 1944
“On January 11, 1944, Major James Howard, alone, flew his P-51 Mustang into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American B-17 bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly attacking the enemy airplanes and shooting down as many as six. The leader of the bombers reported that, “For sheer determination and guts, it was the greatest exhibition I’ve ever seen.” Howard received the Medal of Honor for his action that day.” #WW2 #History #MOH #Aviation #Mustang
Medic and PFC Warren Capers, 18 August 1944
During the Normandy landing, Capers (along with other members of his medical detachment) a dressing station and gave aid for over 330 soldiers on their beachhead—an act which got him a Silver Star recommendation. Whether or not he was awarded said Star is another story.
Captain Walter G. Donnelly of the Hell’s Angels,..The B-17 303rd Bomber Group that contributed to U.S. victory in WWII.