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Colonel Herschel H. Green

 
 
Colonel Herschel H. Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
1. Colonel Herschel H. Green Marker
Inscription. (top)
Born: 3 July 1920, Mayfield, Kentucky
Parents: Ted and Deltrice Green
503 North 6TH St. Mayfield
Education: Mayfield High School and Vanderbilt University
Military Service: U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Airforce, 29 Sept. 1941 to 1 April 1964

(front)
Distinguished Service War World II

In the Mediterranean Theater, North Africa and Italy Flying P-40, P-47 and P-51S.
Record: Shot down 18 German aircraft confirmed, 2 probable 5 damaged and 10 destroyed on the ground. On 30 January 1944 Col. Green shot down 6 aircraft in one day. Col. Green was flying with the 317th Squadron, 325 Fighter Group. He became one of a few American Pilots who rank as Aces in two different aircraft.

Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross
Silver Star
2 Distinguished Flying Crosses
25 Air Medals
Purple Heart

 
Location. 36° 44.488′ N, 88° 38.133′ W. Marker is in Mayfield, Kentucky, in Graves County. Marker is at the intersection of South 7th Street (U.S. 45) and East Broadway Street (Kentucky Route 58, 80), on the right when traveling north on South 7th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 170 E Broadway St, Mayfield KY 42066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Colonel Herschel H. Green Marker (top) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
2. Colonel Herschel H. Green Marker (top)
At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Secession Abandoned (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Two Successful Raids (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wooldridge Monuments (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fancy Farm / Centennial Picnic, Aug. 2, 1980 (approx. 9.4 miles away); St. Jerome Sesquicentennial / Elisha John Durbin, 1800-1887 (approx. 9.5 miles away); Feliciana (approx. 15.8 miles away).
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Colonel Herschel H. Green Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
3. Colonel Herschel H. Green Marker (front)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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