Mayfield in Graves County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Colonel Herschel H. Green
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
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.
Distinguished Service Cross
2 Distinguished Flying Crosses
25 Air Medals
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Valor in Aerial Operations series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 30, 1944.
Location. 36° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 170 E Broadway St, Mayfield KY 42066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Named, 1823 (here, next to this marker); Graves County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Desert Storm (within shouting distance of this marker); Secession Abandoned (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Daniel R. Merritt (1833-1907) (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two Successful Raids (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mayfield.
Also see . . . Veteran Tributes. This website describes the wartime accomplishment of Colonel Green (Submitted on May 2, 2018, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.