Cpl. John E. Twomey, ASN 16186011
Radio Operator / Gunner - Lippitt Crew
10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 436th Bombardment Squadron
Enlisted 13 Dec 42
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster
(Images/Info Courtesy of John E. Twomey)
"Hot Rod Radio Operator", Cpl. John Twomey
Back, L-R: Lt. Warren S. Lippitt(P), 1Lt. Ralph L. Gjefle (CP)
1Lt. Carl W. Matilla (N), Lt. Stuart Edwards (B)
Front, L-R: Cpl. Joseph A. Nedoh (E), Cpl. Twomey, Cpl. Donald May (TG)
Sgt. Albert F. Schutt (TT), Cpl. Marvin G. Johnson (NG)
Front: Cpl. Twomey
Kneeling: Nedoh, May, Willey, Johnson, Schutt
Standing: Lts. Edwards, Lippit, Mattila & Gjefle
Cpl. Twomey, left & SSgt. Darrell S. Willey (BT)
Cpl. Twomey, top right & Cpl. Nedoh, top center
Cpl. Nedoh pushing props through prior to engine start.
A load of propoganda leaflets being dropped by Lippitt's crew over the jungle of Burma.
A leaflet that was dropped on one such occasion. It announced the death of President Roosevelt.
Propganda used to convince Japanese soldiers to surrender.
Mr. Twomey was a very successful, World-Class distance runner in his pre-War days.
Read more about him HERE.
The speech that is referenced in the article can be viewed HERE.
436th BS Personnel
7th BG Personnel