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|William J. Garry
395th FS Ace
Eloise & Cliff Gamble
Cliff wearing German Helmet
with Clarence Allen
|Capt Garry was awarded to
Distinguished Service Cross for
downing 4 German planes while
supporting troops during the
Battle of the Bulge
"ROUGH AND READY"
Nose art and pin-up
which inspired the art.
|Garry and unidentified pilot
at Republic Field, 1943
"Bill Garry was one of the finest pilots I had the pleasure of flying with, he did some
crazy things with the Thunderbolt, he once flew up and down the streets of Paris and
I think he even wanted to fly under the Eifle Tower." R. Kik
On January 7th, 1945 A German mine
exploded in the 395th area killing two
personnel from the 45th EOD Sq. and
wounding several 395th personnel including
Cpl Farley who lost an eye.
Read more on page 132 of Second to None.
|Updated: September 5th, 2011
Capt. James W. Goodwin
MACR #4210, Shot Down by FW-190 near
Cemetery: Ardennes C-3-38
Captain Goodwin was
the first combat loss
for the 368th FG
2nd Lt. Russell J. Grosjean
MACR# 10270, Crashed near Ahrbruck /
Katzberg, Germany. Details unknown,
possibly was a POW.
2nd Lt. Charles R. Earls
MACR #10528, Shot Down by FW-190 near
Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, ID
First Lieutenant (Air Corps) William J. Garry (ASN: 0-679856), 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 395th
Fighter Squadron, 368th Fighter Group, NINTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 23
December 1944, in the European Theater of Operations. On this date First Lieutenant Garry shot down
two enemy aircraft in a single engagement. First Lieutenant Garry's unquestionable valor in aerial
combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon
himself, the 9th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 24 (1945)
Action Date: 23-Dec-44