Col. James Howard, former AVG pilot, second commander of the 354th FG

Col. James Howard, former AVG pilot, second commander of the 354th, and the only fighter pilot in the ETO to receive the Medal of Honor for single-handedly protecting a flight of B-17s from 30 German fighters, scoring three kills, several damaged, and chasing the remainder back to the Fatherland.

U.S. Air Force Archives Photo

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