Henry W. Atchue

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Henry Winthrop Atchue
Decorated WWII Hero
A side gunner in a B17 Flying Fortress and received numerous awards.

GraftonB17Doc1.JPG (89204 bytes) 1943 letter to his father

GraftonB17Doc2.JPG (87413 bytes) 1944 letter to his father

GraftonB17News1.JPG (97185 bytes) Receiving Distinguished Flying Cross

GraftonB17News2.JPG (119267 bytes) Newsclipping receiving Distinguished Flying Cross

GraftonB17News3.JPG (82714 bytes) Newsclipping receiving Silver Star

GraftonB17Photos1.JPG (36675 bytes) Two photos

GraftonB17Photos2.JPG (73991 bytes) Two photos

From his Daughter, Jackie:

Henry Winthrop Atchue was born October 11, 1914, in North Grafton, son of Henry William and Rosanna (Dupre) Atchue. He graduated from Grafton High School and was a professional musician, playing drums with many big-name bands between 1933 and 1939. He entered the Army Air Corps in 1939 and over the following years he flew many missions in the South Pacific, Pearl Harbor, and European Theaters. After W.W.II, he was assigned to more combat duty in the China Theater. He retired from the Air Force in 1965.
Henry Winthrop Atchue died February 29, 1976, in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Washington, D.C.
He was buried in St. Philip's Cemetery, Grafton, MA.