HENRY F. GRAHAM, LCDR, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||December 10, 1917|
|Date of death:||April 11, 1945|
From the 1940 Lucky Bag:
HENRY FORESTER GRAHAM
Sea Cliff, Long Island, New York
There is not a better specimen of the fellow who loves athletics just for the love of playing. Hank can enter a game and play it well, regardless of the sport. Another hobby is music — confined to swing; the day just hasn't started out right if an electric razor interrupts his post-reveille program. Hank doesn't let many things worry him, but he never could savvy anything so abstract as juice, or so indeterminate as a blind drag. Hank is an all-round fellow, likable in every way. We expect his ability to make friends to carry him upward, rapidly. Best of luck. Hank; knowing you has been a rare treat.
Hank was lost on April 11, 1945 in while attacking targets in Okinawa.
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.
|Class of 1940|
|Henry is one of 89 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.|
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