Re: WWII Ace and Silver Star recipient
Darryl...there was a lot of action on 16 June 1943 in the air over Guadalcanal as reported in Navy Department Communiques...see my post 10/07. NOTE: Action on the 16th...reported on the 17th...and crossing the International Date Line.
I identified his unit of assignment as the 67th Fighter Squadron based on the information provided and the research results I obtained.
The 67th Fighter Squadron was assigned to Henderson Field on Guadalcanal at the time and is under the 347th Fighter Group, 13 AAF.