April 11, 1944 and April 11, 1966

1944:   MEDAL OF HONOR. Lt Edward Michael receives medal for saving himself, crew member, and B-17 with successful crash landing.

1966: MEDAL OF HONOR. Pararescueman A1C William H. Pitsenbarger hoists nine soldiers to safety aboard HH-43, remains behind and is mortally wounded.

 

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