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Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Medal of Honor Recipients

World War II

 
 
Medal of Honor Recipients Marker image. Click for full size.
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 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
Medal of Honor Recipients Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
2. Medal of Honor Recipients Marker
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 16, 1943 - Buka, Solomon Islands

 
Erected by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 30° 24.825′ N, 86° 42.031′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Oneal Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America.
 
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 . . .  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.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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