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James H. Howard

1941 -- Capt. Howard was the only fighter pilot receive the Medal of Honor in the European Theater in World War II. In 1939 he was a U.S. Navy pilot abord the USS Enterprise (CV-6), but he left the Navy in 1941 to become a P-40 fighter pilot with the American Volunteer Group (AVG), the Flying Tigers.


James H. Howard

U.S. Air Force photo

James Howard flew 56 missions with the Flying Tigers and was credited with shooting down six Japanese aircraft.

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