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Staff Sgt. Henry E. Erwin

SSgt. Henry Erwin. (U.S. Air Force photo)

SSgt. Henry Erwin. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Medal of Honor, 1945

On a mission over Koriyama, Japan, Henry Erwin acted quickly to extinguish a fire caused by a faulty phosphorous smoke bomb. In the course of his actions, Erwin was severely burned, but the aircraft was saved.

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