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Major John Stanley Henderson (?-1952) joined the US Marine Corps in 1941 and served two tours in the World War II Pacific Theater, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and four Air Medals. He served as a dive bomber pilot at Guadalcanal and a transport pilot on Guam. He was on active duty with the Marine Reserves as Executive Officer of the Marine Air Detachment at NAS Olathe, Kansas, at the time of his death at 33, killed while preparing for his departure to Korea.

Identifier

NASM.2005.0015

Creator

Henderson, John Stanley.

Date

bulk 1941-1952

Provenance

Bryn Henderson, Gift, 2005

Extent

0.95 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographic prints

Newspaper clippings

Telegrams

Technical manuals

Awards

Correspondence

Publications

Scope and Contents

Included in this collection are photographs of John Stanley Henderson, fellow servicemen, and airfields; diary and notebooks; flight logs; award citations and military orders; newspaper clippings; a map of the Solomon Islands; phrase books in French and Japanese as well as the CBI Pointie Talkie; pocket guides to Egypt and Australia; The Marines Handbook, seventh edition; telegram relating the death of Major Henderson; Certificate of Death in Service; condolence letters; and Power of Attorney and Last Will and Testament.

Genre/Form

Photographic prints

Newspaper clippings

Telegrams

Technical manuals -- 20th century

Awards

Correspondence

Publications

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

United States. Marine Corps

Topics Aeronautics, Military
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
Medals -- United States

Citation

Major John Stanley Henderson Collection, Accession number 2005-0015, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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