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"1st Lt Robert P Patterson Jr 21, son of Under Sec of War, is a navigator on a Consolidate B-24 Liberator based in England. He has been awarded the Air Medal and three oak clusters for "Meritorious achievement, coolness, courage and skill" during bombing attacks with the 9th Air Force, based in North Africa and from an 8th Air Force heavy bomber station in England."



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08 March 2018 20:20:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations