June 23, 1944

1944: MEDAL OF HONOR. 2Lt David R. Kingsley, 97th Bombardment Group, Fifteenth Air Force, receives a Medal of Honor for putting his own parachute on his wounded tail-gunner (whose chute had been damaged). Kingsley thereby was directly responsible for saving the life of the wounded gunner by sacrificing his own. Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2828/kingsley-david-r.php

 

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