Remembering Ensign John P. Altemus

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The name of Ensign John P. Altemus is in this book.

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In the Acknowledgements several names of VF-5 pilots are there with John P. Altemus’ name.

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Distinguished Flying Cross

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant John P. Altemus (NSN: 0-112140), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in the Pacific Theater from 29 January 1944 to 1 February 1944. Lieutenant Altemus completed twenty flights in a combat area where enemy anti-aircraft fire was expected to be effective or where enemy aircraft patrols usually occurred. His conduct throughout has distinguished him among those performing duties of the same character.

Action Date: January 29 – February 1, 1944

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant


More photos on that pilot here…

 

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