– Birthplace: Hartford, Vermont
– ASN: 6130880
– Birthdate: 28th january 1912
– Position in plane: Tail gunner
– Rank: S/ Sgt
– KIA: december 25th 1944
– Burial: Henri Chapelle, Plot A Row 3 Grave 45
– Medals: Air Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Maxham flew 63 aerial combat missions in total. 51 were flown from the bases in North Africa and Italy, with the B-24 wabash Cannon Ball/ 42-50313. The rest was flown from Engeland. After completing 52 missions, he was sent back to the US but he for active duty again and was sent to England. Walter Eberly was also in the Wabash Canon Ball.
When the King Size was hit, Maxham was one of the guys who jumped out to late and fell to death.
He is interred in Henry Chapelle. (Plot A, Row 3, Grave 45)
Henry has been awarded (at least) five oak leave clusters for his air medal.
He also was awarded four battle stars.
We are still looking for family of and a picture from Henry Maxham.