Jul 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 crewmembers, he receives the Medal of Honor posthumously. Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2958/pucket-donald-d.php

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