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
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 170 E Broadway St, Mayfield KY 42066, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 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. 9½ miles away); Feliciana (approx. 15.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Veteran Tributes. This website describes the wartime accomplishment of Colonel Green (Submitted on May 2, 2018, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 30 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.