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Army Air Force Pilots Shoot Down Nazi Planes, Dec 1944
Houston AAF Pilot Bags 5 Nazi Planes, Rates High Score
LONDON, Dec. 24 (AP)—Lt. Otto D. Jenkins, Houston, Texas, shot down four German planes in Sunday’s massive air attacks against the Nazi Belgian bulge, making him the leading scorer among Eighth Air Force pilots.
Lt. John A. Kirla, Port Chester, N. Y., and Lt. Elby J. Beal, Angleton, Texas, each knocked three Nazis from the sky.
Other victories included: Two in air, Lt. Edward D. Hyman, San Antonio, Texas; Lt. Johnnie L. Carter, Sierra Blanca, Texas.
One in air, Major Gurnsey Carlisle, San Antonio, Texas; Capt. Leonard K. Carson, Denver, Colo.; Lt. James T. Grump, Goose Creek, Texas; Lt. Russell C. Hauworth, Cedar Hill, Texas.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 25 Dec 1944