10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 493rd Bombardment Squadron

Cpl. Early "Punchy" Dalton, 0-6578633

Departed for CBI: 21 Nov 41    Returned to ZI: 89 Dec 44


TSgt. Francis M. Daly, Jr., 16108393, Radio Operator - Wesley Werner Crew

Enlisted: 22 Jul 42   Shot down on 14 Nov 43   Prisoner of War: 14 Nov 43 to 20 Aug 45

Distinguished Flying Cross   Air Medal

Bronze Battle Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster   Purple Heart


MSgt. Marvin L. Damaske, 0-6566225, Flight Engineer - Wade Crew

Enlisted: 23 Mar 40   Departed for CBI: 21 Nov 41

Returned to ZI: 9 Dec 44   Separated: 20 Nov 45


1Lt. Wilbur S. Darby, Bombardier/Navigator & S-1 Officer

Enlisted: 11 Mar 42    Joined 7th Bomb Group: October 1944

Killed In Action (Korea): 24 Oct 52


2Lt. Leslie S. Darr, O-889349, Bombardier - Hill Crew

Enlisted: 28 May 42    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


1Lt. George G. David, O-676569, Bombardier & S-3 Officer - Albert Smith Crew

Enlisted: 13 Feb 42    Purple Heart


SSgt. Cornelius (NMI) Dean, 37184486, Radio Operator - Leland Berlette Crew

Distinguished Flying Cross w/Oak Leaf Cluster    Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters


Cpl. Thomas L. Dean, 31332710, Flight Engineer - Morris Crew

Enlisted: 19 Apr 43


MSgt. Gustave N. Dennis, 0-6561566, Refueling Unit

Enlisted: 1 Jul 38


SSgt. Francis L. Diegman, 12050169, Aerial Gunner - Bailey Crew

Enlisted: 13 Jan 42   Distinguished Flying Cross   Air Medal


Sgt. Albert D. Dillon, 35036709, Flight Engineer - Stringfellow Crew

Enlisted: 25 Oct 41    Separated: 6 Jul 45

Distinguished Flying Cross   Air Medal


Col. Aubrey K. Dodson, O-18065, Group Commander

Silver Star   Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal   Purple Heart

21 Combat Missions


SSgt. Kenneth S. Dreyer, 18200313, Flight Engineer - Mallon Crew

Enlisted: 1 Nov 42    Separated: 1 Nov 45

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


Sgt. Albert "Al" Dubravetz, 35922172, Aerial Gunner - Swope Crew

Enlisted: 19 Nov 43

Distinguished Flying Cross   Air Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon w/3 Bronze Battle Stars


Capt. James F. Duffy, O-727626, Bombardier - Bailey Crew

Distinguished Flying Cross w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters    Purple Heart

Killed, Non-Battle: 16 Feb 52


SSgt. Rodney Duhrkopf, 37659903, Flight Engineer - Hill Crew

Enlisted: 5 Feb 43   In Theater: April 1944 - March 1945   Separated: 7 Jul 45

Air Medal


Flight Officer Jack S. Duncan, T-132889, Navigator

Air Medal   To OSS: 8 Sep 45


SSgt. Joseph H. Durkin, 35206572, Aerial Gunner - Gordon Williams Crew

Enlisted: 2 Jun 41   To Theater: 13 May 44   Air Medal


493rd BS Personnel

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