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Harry C. Lawson

CMSgt
Cause: Unknown

 

Entered Into Eternal Rest
Saturday, November 14, 1970

26 Oct 1919 - 14 Nov 1970  

Harry was laid to rest in Arlington County at the Arlington National Cemetery.  Plot: Section 47, Site: 1302

Gunner S/Sgt Harry C. Lawson Squadron: 566th BS 389th Bomb Group Hometown Sneedville TN Awards Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross.

Target:Campina, Rumania
Mission: 1-Aug-43
Serial Number: 42-40706
Aircraft Model B-24D-90-CO
Aircraft Letter: F
Aircraft Name: TONDELAO
Location: Successfully Returned to Benghazi
Notes: Entire crew received DSC for this mission.

Sgt Lawson participated in " Operation Tidal Wave " one of the most daring raids of the war. Coming in at tree top level the Sky Scorpions destroy the Steaua Romana oil refinery. The refinery does not produce oil for six months. The 389th earns Presidential Unit Citation, all of the crews received the Distinguished Flying Cross, The 389th BG loses six aircraft on this mission.

 

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