Wounded on 2nd Schweinfurt Raid 14 October 1943, Black Thursday. When the aircraft in which he was serving was heavily attacked by large number of enemy aircraft, Sergeant. Fox was painfully wounded by fragments of a cannon shell which exploded near his gun position. In spite of his severe pain and loss of blood, Sergeant. Fox remained at his post of duty for the duration of the one and one-half hour running battle against enemy fighteres, relinquishing his position only after all danger from enemy attack had ceased. After emergency treatment at the dispensary, he was moved to a Base Hospital, Oxford, England. He returned to the states March 9, 1944 and was hospitalized for 18 months at Deshon Hospital, Butler, PA. He completed 13 missions. He flew on Robert Hoyt/John Noack crew.
DSC/ Air Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Purple Heart
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Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...
14 October 1943
This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...
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