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Medal of Honor Recipients

World War II

 
 
Medal of Honor Recipients Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
1. Medal of Honor Recipients Marker
Inscription.  
Medal of Honor Recipients
World War II


Lt. Col. Addison E. Baker · Aug. 1, 1943 - Ploesti, Romania
Maj. Richard I. Bong · Oct. 10 - Nov. 15, 1944 - Southwest Pacific
Maj. Horace S. Carswell Jr. · Oct. 26, 1944 - South China Sea
Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle · Dec. 24, 1944 - Liege, Belgium
Maj. Ralph Cheli · Aug. 18, 1943 - Wewak, New Guinea
Col. Demas T. Craw · Nov. 8, 1942 - Port Lyautey, French Morocco
Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle · April 12, 1942 - Tokyo, Japan
SSgt. Henry E. Erwin · April 12, 1945 - Koriyama, Japan
2nd. Lt. Robert E. Femoyer · Nov. 2, 1944 - Merseburg, Germany
1st. Lt. Donald J. Gott · Nov. 9, 1944 - Saarbrucken, Germany
Maj. Pierpont M. Hamilton · Nov. 8, 1942 - Port Lyautey, French Morocco
Lt. Col. James H. Howard · Jan. 11, 1944 - Oschersleben, Germany
2nd. Lt. Lloyd H. Hughes · Aug. 1, 1943 - Ploesti, Romania
Maj. John L. Jerstad · Aug. 1, 1943 - Ploesti, Romania
Col. Leon W. Johnson · Aug. 1, 1943 - Ploesti, Romania
Col. John R. Kane · Aug. 1, 1943 - Ploesti, Romania
Col. Neel E. Kearby ·
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Oct. 11, 1944 - Wewak, New Guinea
2nd. Lt. David R. Kingsley · June 23, 1944 - Ploesti, Romania
1st. Lt. Raymond L. Knight · April 25, 1945 - Po Valley, Italy
1st. Lt. William R. Lawley Jr. · Feb. 20, 1944 - Leipzig, Germany
Capt. Darrell R. Lindsey · Aug. 9, 1944 - Pontoise, France
SSgt. Archibald Mathies · Feb. 20, 1944 - Leipzig, Germany
1st. Lt. Jack W. Mathis · March 18, 1943 - Vegesack, Germany
Maj. Thomas B. McGuire Jr. · Dec. 25-26, 1944 - Luzon, Philippines
2nd. Lt .William E. Metzger · Nov. 9, 1944 - Saarbrucken, Germany
1st. Lt. Edward S. Michael · April 11, 1944 - Brunswick, Germany
2nd. Lt. John C. Morgan · July 28, 1943 - Kiel, Germany
Capt. Harl Pease Jr. · 2 Aug. 7, 1942 - Rabaul, New Britain
1st. Lt. Donald D. Pucket · July 9, 1944 - Ploesti Romania
2nd. Lt. Joseph R. Sarnoski · June 16, 1943 - Buka, Solomon Islands
Maj. William A. Shomo · Jan. 11, 1945 - Luzon, Philippines
Sgt. Maynard H. Smith · May 1, 1943 - St. Nazaire, France
2nd. Lt. Walter E. Truemper · Feb. 20, 1944 - Leipzig, Germany
Lt. Col. Leon R. Vance Jr. · June 5, 1944 - Wimereuax, France
TSgt. Forrest L. Vosler · Dec. 20, 1943 - Breman Germany
Brig. Gen. Kenneth N. Walker · Jan. 5, 1943 - Rabaul, New Britain
Maj. Raymond H. Wilkins · Nov. 2, 1943 - Rabaul, New Britain
Maj. Jay Zeamer Jr. · June
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16, 1943 - Buka, Solomon Islands

 
Erected by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: HeroesMilitaryWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 30° 24.825′ N, 86° 42.031′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Memorial can be reached from Oneal Avenue. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A-1E Skyraider (a few steps from this marker); Major Bernard Francis Fisher (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant Colonel William Atkinson Jones, III (a few steps from this marker); Operation Ranch Hand Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); C-123 Provider (within shouting distance of this marker); MC-130P Combat Shadow (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Joe Madison Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Also see . . .
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 Wikipedia article about Operation Tidal Wave in Romania during WWII. Five of the recipients listed here earned their Medals of Honor during this operation. (Submitted on December 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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