Roland A. Henderson

Assigned to Mustang Fighter Force Stationed in England
LT. ROLAND HENDERSON
AN EIGHTH AIR FORCE FIGHTER STATION, England--Second Lieutenant Roland A. Henderson, of Eau Claire, has been assigned to combat duty as a P-51 Mustang pilot with the 364th Fighter Group.

He escorts England-based United States heavy bombers on strategic missions over Germany and enemy-occupied countries and strafes enemy ground targets ahead of our invading armies.

After he received primary flying training at Bruce Field, basic at Perrin Field, and advanced at Eagle Pass, all in Texas, he was awarded his wings and commission on April, 15, 1944. For six months prior to his transfer to the European Theater of Operations in January, he was stationed at Thomasville, GA.

Lieutenant Henderson graduated from Eau Claire High School and attended the University of Wisconsin for a year and a half, entering the Army Air Forces for the Aviation Cadet Course in February 1943. 

He is the son of Lieutenant Colonel Burnie D. Henderson, United States Army, and Mrs. Grace M. Henderson, 304 Water Street.


Lt. R. Henderson Gets Air Medal
AN EIGHTH AIR FORCE FIGHTER STATION, England--Second Lieutenant Roland A. Henderson of Eau Claire, P-51 Mustang pilot in the 364th Fighter Group, has been awarded the Air Medal "for meritorious achievement while serving as pilot of a fighter airplane in sustained combat operations over Germany and German-occupied countries."

He was commissioned at Eagle Pass, TX on April 15, 1944 and arrived in the European Theater of Operations in January, after he was stationed at Thomasville, GA with a replacement training unit for six months.

Before he entered the Army Air Forces for flying training in February 1943, he attended the University of Wisconsin for a year and a half. 

Lieutenant Henderson is a graduate of Eau Claire High School. He is the son of Lieutenant Colonel Burnie D. Henderson, United States Army, and Mrs. Grace M. Henderson, 304 Water Street.