Henry Bartholomay


Air travel leader Lieutenant Henry “Dark Bart” Bartholomay (given birth to March 20, 1945, died Oct 5, 2015) was a previous USA Naval Aviator. He was a receiver of the Metallic Star as well as the Distinguished Flying Mix.

He was created in Chicago, Illinois.He entered the Naval Reserve in 1967 and began dynamic responsibility in the Naval Aviation Officer's plan in Pensacola, Florida. After getting his Wings of Yellow metal in 1969 at Kingsville, Tx, LTJG Bartholomay was designated to the substitute F-4 Phantom Atmosphere Wing in NORTH PARK, California and to Fighter Squadron 161, Carrier Atmosphere Group 5 aboard USS Midway. After one tour of responsibility in Viet Nam, LT Bartholomay was designated as Weapons Schooling Officer and finished advanced fighter weaponry and air fight maneuvering schooling at TOPGUN in Feb, 1972 where he attained the position of "Best Gun".During his further tour of duty onboard USS Midway in Vietnam, LT Bartholomay, his Radar Intercept Officer Oran Brown, his wingman LT Pat Arwood, and his RIO LT Mike "Taco" Bell, confronted and shot down two North Vietnamese MiG-19 enemy aircraft on, may 18, 1972 that they were granted the Silver precious metal Star.Completing his Naval Reserve duty in December 1972, LT Bartholomay experienced gathered 267 carrier landings, 1200 trip hours, and was granted the Silver precious metal Star, Distinguished Soaring Cross, 10 Hit Flight Air flow Medals. After departing the Navy, he continued to are a weapons program engineer at Stage Mugu, CA, talking to around the Sidewinder Missile. By the end of that talking to contract, he came back towards the Chicago region and worked well in the insurance, expense, and technology sectors.