24 Dec 1944

  • Near Liége, Belgium, Brigadier General Frederick Castle, flying as a co-pilot in the US Eighth Air Force's massive operation to frustrate the movement of German troops and supplies in the Ardennes, was killed after ordering the surviving members of his severely damaged aircraft to bale out. His intrepidity and willingness to sacrifice his own life to save others would earn him the Medal of Honor. He was the highest ranking officer in the Eighth Air Force to be so honoured. ww2dbase [Hods | AC]

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