July 9, 1944

1944:   MEDAL OF HONOR. During an attack on the Ploesti oil refineries, Lt Donald D. Pucket’s B-24 receives heavy and direct hits and crashes. For his courage and supreme sacrifice in attempting to save the lives of his crew members, he receives the Medal of Honor posthumously.

Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2958/pucket-donald-d.php

 

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