The Early Years
(12 Jul 1921 -
27 Jan 1942)
Army Air Forces
(28 Jan 1942 -
1 Aug 1943)
(2 Aug 1943 -
31 Jul 2006)
(1 Aug 2006 -
Official MOH Citations:
US Air Force
Medal of Honor Society
2nd Lt. Lloyd Herbert "Pete"
(12 Jul 1921 - 1 Aug 1943)
Col. Harold L. James
Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA
am very proud to have known and to have served in the Army Air Corps with
Lloyd throughout his military career. You might be interested to know first hand
the experiences that we shared.'
of Colonel Harold L. James.
group completed its training at Braggs and flew to Lowry Air Base in
was a national draft, but most young men volunteered eagerly for service
in the armed forces...."
Bangor we were briefed on our flight over the Atlantic Ocean to Iceland
with special emphasis o the tricky approach up a fjord and landing
at an airfield in Greenland if we had trouble...."
including the offshore waters called The Wash...."
Source: Col. Harold L. James
approached a member of my family after Pete's Medal of Honor Ceremony asking if
she would be interested in the parts of his autobiography pertaining to Pete. It
took more than a month to be copied and sent to me, but here are his papers.
Created: May 14, 2009