Capt Oscar D O'Neill, Jr., of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, receives an Oak Leaf Cluster from Col Stanley T Wray, of Birmingham, Ala. Capt. O'Neill has participated in 20 raids over enemy territory. The cluster was awarded for his skill in bringing a crippled flying fortress back to its home base after it had been attacked in a raid on Lorient.
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A06632-23899AC.
The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...
Military | Captain | Bomber pilot
Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II. ' Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted to safety. Prisoner of War (POW).
Awards: AM (OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Major General | Pilot
Commanding Officer of 91st Bomb Group 15 May 1942 - 22 May 1943. Retired as a Major General.