July 28, 1943

1943: MEDAL OF HONOR. Flight Officer John C. “Red” Morgan receives the medal for saving his B-17 and crew. Lt Gen Ira Eaker does the presentation. Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2899/morgan-john-c.php. On 6 March 1944, the German’s shoot Morgan’s plane down on the first mission to Berlin, making him the only Medal of Honor recipient to become a prisoner of war after receiving the MOH.

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