Remembering Ensign John P. Altemus


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


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




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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