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Green, Herschel H. (WW II Fighter Ace), MAJ.
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Home Town Hickory, Kentucky
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Date of Passing Aug 16, 2006
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In May 1943 near Italy, while sustaining heavy damage to his own airplane, Major Green shot down his first enemy aircraft. He then went on to destroy 17 additional aircraft and was one of the top Army Air Force fighter aces of World War II. He was the top ace for the Fifteenth Air Force as a fighter pilot in Europe and Africa from 1943 to 1944, flying the P-40, P-47, and P-51.
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major (Air Corps) Herschel H. Green (ASN: 0-659696), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-47 Fighter Airplane in the 317th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group, FIFTEENTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 30 January 1944, in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, during World War II. On this date Major Green shot down a total of SIX enemy aircraft in a single day. Major Green's unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 15th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army-Mediterranean Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 47 (1944)