HENRY F. GRAHAM, LCDR, USN
Henry Graham '40
Date of birth: December 10, 1917
Date of death: April 11, 1945
From the 1940 Lucky Bag:
Hank was lost when his F4U-4 Corsair was shot down while attacking targets in Tokunoshima (near Okinawa) on April 11, 1945. He was a member of Bombing Fighting Squadron (VBF) 83, flying from USS Essex (CV 9).
His wife was listed as next of kin.
Distinguished Flying Cross
From Hall of Valor:
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Commander Henry F. Graham, Sr. (NSN: 0-85210), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Fighter Pilot and Division Leader over Kyushu, Japan, from 18 March 1945 to 11 April 1945.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 348 (March 1946)
Action Date: March 18 - April 11, 1945
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Memorial Hall Error
Henry is listed as “Sr.” in most records but not in Memorial Hall.