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Brigadier General James Howell Howard

 
 
Brigadier General James Howell Howard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, April 27, 2012
1. Brigadier General James Howell Howard Marker
Inscription. General Howard was the only fighter pilot awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic combat flying in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

While flying his P-51 on a bomber escort mission near Berlin in 1944, he found himself alone in the defense of the bomber formation. For more than 30 minutes, he fought some 30 German fighters that were attacking the Flying Fortresses. During this engagement, which witnesses called the greatest display of combat flying ever seen, he shot down at least four enemy aircraft. No B-17s were lost, and his own aircraft received only one hit.

He became the first fighter ace in both the European and Pacific Theaters. He retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Brigadier General in 1966.

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Photos of General Howard, courtesy of Gene Lamar
 
Location. 33° 40.194′ N, 78° 56.393′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Reed Street, on the right when traveling south on Howard Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Thomas C. “Buddy” Styers
Brigadier General James Howell Howard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, January 27, 2018
2. Brigadier General James Howell Howard Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Master Sergeant Gary J. Moser (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Robert H. Reed (about 300 feet away); Colonel Warren R. Lewis (about 300 feet away); Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (about 400 feet away); Jack Walker (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Howard, James H. - Medal of Honor Citation. U.S. Air Force (Submitted on January 29, 2018.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Brigadier General James Howell Howard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller
3. Brigadier General James Howell Howard Marker
Brigadier General James Howell Howard Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 1999
4. Brigadier General James Howell Howard Grave Marker
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 34, Site 2571.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 29, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.   4. submitted on February 7, 2018, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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