Join Date: Mar 2012
Mexican-American War -
-James Barnet Fry (February 22, 1827 - July 11, 1894) - He graduated from West Point in 1847 and served for a time as assistant instructor of artillery there, in the fall going to Mexico to serve under General Scott in the Mexican-American War. He was stationed successively in Oregon, Louisiana, and Texas, and at West Point in 1853–54. He was adjutant of the Academy from 1854 to 1859. In 1861 he acted as chief of staff to General Irvin McDowell in the American Civil War, and in 1862 held a similar position under Don Carlos Buell. He served as the last provost marshal general of the United States from 1863 to 1866, when this office was abolished at the close of the war. Subsequently, he served as adjutant general and was successively brevetted colonel, brigadier general, and major general in the Regular Army. He retired in 1881 to devote his time to writing military histories.
-Dieter Oster - Born January 15th, 1918, flew in WWII German Luftwaffe, Chef 2./FlakRgt 8 (mot.), received Knights Cross.
-George Lininger (March 2, 1921 - April 21, 2010) - He survived the Japanese Attack of December 7, 1941 and later served throughout the invasion and capture of Guadalcanal.
-James Luma - 1st Lt. James F. Luma flew with 418 RCAF Pilot Ace with 5 victories.
-James Sheddan - Commanding Officer of New Zealand No. 486 Squadron RNZAF
-Karl-Hein Zillies - Member of the German Army. Leutnant of the Reserves. Leader of the 10./Grenadier-Regiment 8 (motorized.) Awarded Knight's Cross on December, 11 1944.
-Paul Thayer (November 23, 1919 – May 6, 2010) - Was a test pilot, aviation executive, and United States Deputy Secretary of Defense during the Reagan Administration. during World War II was with Fighter Squadron 26 (VF-26). Thayer flew a F4F Wildcat and became a flying ace, with 6 confirmed and 4 probable aerial victories, and 9 further Japanese Air Force aircraft destroyed on the ground. He also participated in the sinking of a Japanese destroyer. When Thayer retired from the Navy, he had achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Immediately after leaving the Navy, Thayer worked as a transport pilot for Trans World Airlines for two years. He then joined the Chance Vought Aircraft Company as a test pilot in 1948. There, he rose rapidly through the ranks, becoming Chief Test Pilot in 1949, Flight Test Director, Vice President of Sales in 1951, and finally Company President in 1961. In 1968, he was awarded the James H. Doolittle Award. In 1965, the company was reorganized as Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV), and Thayer became president of LTV.
-Paul-Vincenz Jansky - Member of the German Army. Oberleutnant of the Reserves. Chief of the 7./Jäger-Regiment. Awarded Knight's Cross on August, 12 1944.
-Raymond Gilbert "Ray" Davis (January 13, 1915 – September 3, 2003) - Was a highly decorated United States Marine Corps officer, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His single most notable endeavor was the salvation of hundreds of trapped Marines during the 1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir while commanding the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, for which he received the Medal of Honor. His final rank, appointed by President Nixon, was General. He retired from the post of Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on March 31, 1972, after more than 33 years with the Marines. Davis had a close relationship with Chesty Puller, serving with him on Guadalcanal and in Korea.
-Ed W. "Too Tall" Freeman (November 20, 1927 – August 20, 2008) - Was a United States Army helicopter pilot who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War. During the battle, he flew through gunfire numerous times, bringing supplies to a trapped American battalion and flying dozens of wounded soldiers to safety. Freeman was a wing-man for Major Bruce Crandall who also received the Medal of Honor for the same missions.
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