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Richard T "Dick" Henning
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1918
Stanly County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1944, India

"Richard T. Henning was born December 13, 1918 in Badin. His parents were Ernst M. and Laura H. Henning. He was very active in the local boy scout troop and excelled in school at both Albemarle High School and North Carolina State University.
In June of 1941, right after graduation, Henning enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and later served in the 10th Air Force 7th Bombardment Group. He received several medals and promotions while flying throughout Southeast Asia and India. At one point Henning was co-pilot of a B-24 LIberator on a mission of 3000+ miles. This was considered the longest mission of a B-24 on record at the time
On November 19th, 1944 Major Henning was killed in action. A few years later the boy scouts named Camp Dick Henning near Ellerbee in his honor." Thanks to L. Bramlett!

"Major Henning, killed in India, had made sixty-five missions and had 550 hours of combat. He won the silver star for his hazardous bombing of the Burma-Siam Railroad. He held the record for the longest round-trip flight made by a B-24 plane - 3,250 miles. At the age of 24, he was the youngest pilot to have been a Liberator squadron commander. He was an eagle scout in Troop 1, Albemarle, N. C."

From the Sandusky, Ohio Register; November 26, 1945 
Family links: 
  Ernst Myron Henning (1886 - 1952)
  Laura F Hearne Henning (1892 - 1949)
Hearne Cemetery
Stanly County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Tommy Taylor
Originally Created by: BlackCloud
Record added: May 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52064715
Richard T Dick Henning
Added by: Tommy Taylor
Richard T Dick Henning
Added by: Tommy Taylor
Richard T Dick Henning
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