January 11, 1944

1944: MEDAL OF HONOR. In a bombing mission to Oschersleben, Germany, Lt Col James H. Howard was leading a P-51 fighter escort group when numerous German fighters attacked. Not waiting for his group to reassemble, Howard attacks 30 enemy planes, destroying three and damaging several others. Citation:

https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/james-h-howard

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