TSgt. Kenneth H. Pitcher, ASN 32944621

Engineer / Gunner - Duderstadt Crew

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 436th Bombardment Squadron

Distinguished Flying Cross w/2-OLC   Air Medal w/2-OLC

Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon w/2 Bronze Stars   WW2 Victory Medal

From TSgt. Pitcher's Obituary:

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Tenth Air Force, Seventh Bomb Group, 436 Sq. in the China, Burma, and India Theatre. He was a flight engineer and top turret gunner on a B24 Bomber. During the monsoon season, he flew gas hauling missions into air bases in China over the "Hump." After the monsoon season ended, he flew forty bombing missions. Due to the mountainous terrain in Burma and Thailand, most of these bombing missions were low-level. These included missions against the oil fields at Mandalay, Burma, and the famous steel and wooden bridges on the River Kwai at Kanchaburi, Thailand. On his return to the states, he served with air transport command until his discharge from the service. For his service he received the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre ribbon with two bronze stars, the American Theatre ribbon, the WW II Victory Medal with one overseas bar, the China Air Force Wings and citation received for his service to China for hauling gas to the air bases in China. Also, he received the Conspicuous Service Medal with two stars.

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