John W. Finn Gallery
Aviation Chief Ordnanceman John W. Finn received the first Medal of Honor awarded in WWII. He was stationed at the Naval Air Station at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii when it was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. You can read more about him at these sites.
Note: John Passed away at 0545 on 27 May 2010. He was 100 years old. America lost one of her greatest Heros that day. Please view selected photos of his memorial and burial at bottom of this page.
PBS: Stories of Valor – John Finn www.pbs.org/weta/americanvalor/stories/finn.html
John Finn Hall www.quarterdeck.org/book/finn.htm
John William Finn en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_William_Finn
Official Site: Congressional Medal of Honor: www.cmohs.org
If you have any photo’s of John Finn that you would like to include in this album, please e-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post as many as I can. Thank You.
Note: A very special thanks to Mr. Frank Ereneta who has allowed us to share some of his very professional pictures of Mr. John W. Finn. This will help keep John’s legacy alive for future generations of Aviation Ordnancemen.