Richard Sorenson

1st Lt. Richard H Sorenson was assigned to the 301st BG 353rd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Pilot.

Sorenson's original crew.Pictured L to R 1st row: Orlando Palesse, co-pilot; Dutton, Nav.  (KIA); Dick Sorenson, pilot; Trumbo, bombardier.
2nd Row L to R: Calev, radio operator; McNeal (flight engineer?); John Kurland; George Patton; Wright Plummer, ball turret gunner; and Stoneburner. - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Sorenson's original crew.Pictured L to R 1st row: Orlando Palesse, co-pilot; Dutton, Nav. (KIA); Dick Sorenson, pilot; Trumbo, bombardier. 2nd Row L to R: Calev, radio operator; McNeal (flight engineer?); John Kurland; George Patton; Wright Plummer, ball turret gunner; and Stoneburner.

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Rank Order Date Award Ribbon & Device

2nd Lt

5093

12/21/1944

AM

Air Medal (AM)

1st Lt

274

01/18/1945

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

1st Lt

1486

03/17/1945

AM/2OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

1st Lt

3261

05/18/1945

DFC

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

1st Lt

3320

05/21/1945

AM/3OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Capt

3445

05/25/1945

AM/4OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

5/18/1945 General Orders 3261 DFC
3/17/1945 General Orders 1486 AM
5/18/1945 General Orders 3261 DFC
5/21/1945 General Orders 3320 AM
5/18/1945 General Orders 3261 DFC


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