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Wings of Valor - World War II

As we begin the second volume in our series of American airmen in World War II, See how many of the following questions you can answer correctly.

World War II ace and Medal of Honor recipient James H. Howard is unique for what reason?  Your Answer


1.  He scored his first victories as a member of Chennault's Flying Tigers in China.
2.  He was the only American fighter pilot to earn the MOH in Europe.
3.  He was the first P-51 Mustang Ace to earn the Medal of Honor.
4.  He was the only Medal of Honor Ace that was born in China.
5.  All of the Above.

The correct title for the United States air arm during World War II was what? Your Answer


1.  U.S. Army Air Service.
2.  U.S. Army Air Corps.
3.  U.S. Army Air Force.
4.  U.S. Air Force.
5.  Aviation Section, U.S. Army

The Medals of Honor awarded to airmen Col. Demas Craw and Major Pierpont Hamilton were unique in World War II for what reason?

1.  Both men earned the Medal of Honor together in the same aircraft.
2.  The two airmen received the MOH for the same action but on the ground.
3.  Both airmen were graduates of the US Military Academy at West Point.
4.  The two airmen were cousins.
5.  The two airmen received their Medals of Honor for action prior to Dec 7, 1941.

Your Answer


Lieutenant Walter Truemper and Sergeant Archibald Mathies were the ONLY airmen of World War II to earn the Medal of Honor in the same aircraft, on the same mission.

True or False?

Your Answer

The top scoring American Ace of World War II was....

1.  Joe Foss, USMC
2.  David McCampbell, USN
3.  Thomas McGuire, USAAF 
4.  Richard Bong, USAAF
5.  Greg Boyington, USMC

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