Daniel Derrick

1st Lt. Daniel F Derrick was assigned to the 301st BG 419th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Bombardier.

Daniel Derrick passed away in June 2008, age 89. In 1998 he wrote an autobiography, much of which deals with his WWII experiences and his Air Force service. It was edited and published on Amazon.com in 2013 under the title, "There Are Such Things".

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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

05/24/1943

 

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1st Lt.

08/13/1943

 

DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1st Lt.

* Documents are of the type/classification of "General Order" for most award documents. The listed documents are GO, General Order unless otherwise stated. For example. Special Orders.

The Issuing Authority is the Command and author of the document.

11/1/1942 Came to UK with Unit Roster
5/24/1943 AM/OLC
8/13/1943 DFC For many missions of which a lot were as lead bomb
4/6/1943 Presidential Unit Citation


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