Hively, Howard Davis, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1065, 334th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Eagles
Service Years
1942 - 1950

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Athens, Ohio
Last Address
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Date of Passing
Oct 23, 1982
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 1 Section FF Column Niche 3

 Official Badges 

Commander WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal

 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was a double ace in WWII.  He was credited with destroying 12 enemy aircraft in aerial combat plus 1 probable, 1 damaged, and 2.5 destroyed on the ground.

Synopsis of his DSC citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Captain (Air Corps) Howard D. Hively (ASN: 0-88513), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-51 Fighter Airplane in the 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, EIGHTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 2 July 1944, in the European Theater of Operations. On this date, for the second time, Captain Hively shot down THREE enemy aircraft in a single engagement. Captain Hively's unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 8th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 73 (1944)

Action Date: 2-Jul-44

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Captain

Company: 334th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 4th Fighter Group

Division: 8th Air Force

Other Comments:
Book: "The Eagle Squadrons", Yanks in the RAF 1940-1942, by Vern Haugland, Ziff-Davis Flying Books, 1979.
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 Unit Assignments
334th Fighter Squadron  - Fighting Eagles4th Fighter Group
  1942-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 334th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Eagles
  1942-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 4th Fighter Group
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1065, 334th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Eagles
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Oklahoma
  1937-1941, University of Oklahoma
 My Aircraft/Missiles
Supermarine Spitfire  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1941-1942, Supermarine Spitfire
  1942-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)4
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang1
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