Decorated WWII Hero
A side gunner in a B17 Flying Fortress and received numerous awards.
1943 letter to his father
1944 letter to his father
Receiving Distinguished Flying
Distinguished Flying Cross
Newsclipping receiving Silver Star
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.