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This Day in Norwood History-December 21, 1944-First Lieutenant Harold L. Monahan Wins Cluster To Air Medal

First Lieutenant Harold L. Monahan Wins Cluster To Air Medal

AN EIGHTH AIR FORCE FIGHTER STATION. England — First Lieut. Harold L. Monahan, husband of Mrs. Ann E. Monahan of 11 Hillside avenue, Norwood, has beèn awarded the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal for ‘exceptional meritorious service in aerial flight over enemy-occupied Continental Europe.” it has been disclosed by General Orders.

A P-51 Mustang fighter pilot. Lieut. Monahan was praised in the citation which accompanied the award, for “courage, coolness and skill which reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.”

Lieut. Monahan is a member of the high-scoring 355th Fighter Group commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Everett W. Stewart of Abilene. Kansas, which has destroyed more than 575 enemy aircraft. Lt. Monahan has accounted for three German planes, destroyed in aerial combat.

The 21-year-old flyer was a production engineer for the Tobe Deutschmann Corporation prior to entering the Air Corps in July. 1942. The son of Mrs. Nancy Monahan, 113 Riverview street, Brockton, he won his wings and commission in January. 1944.

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