3 HONORED FOR RESCUING FLIER FROM WRECKED P38

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3 HONORED FOR RESCUING FLIER FROM WRECKED P38

From the July 14, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

A NINTH TROOP CARRIER BASE, July 13–An officer and two enlisted men received the Soldier’s Medal in ceremonies here.

Capt. Maurice L. Malins, of New York, T/Sgt. James B. Wallace, of Philadelphia, and Sgt. Alvin K. Becker, of Erie, Pa., rushed to the scene of a P38 Lightning crash near their field and, despite the imminent danger of an explosion, freed the trapped pilot.

p38 lightning wwii crash

Firefighters put out the flames on a crashed P-38 Lightning



For Further Reading Check Out:

9th Air Force: American Tactical Aviation in the ETO, 1942-1945


P-38 LIGHTNING Unforgettable Missions of Skill and Luck




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