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Richard O'Dare Dillon

Military

Flew 25 missions, 1 to Berlin and 3 to Merseberg. Was lead navigator for last 6 missions

Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; EAME ribbon w 3/battle stars

Passed away 25-June-2017, buried in Columbia SC

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • 723

    25 November 1944

  • 726

    26 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 731

    30 November 1944

  • 738

    5 December 1944

  • 741

    6 December 1944

  • 743

    9 December 1944

  • 746

    11 December 1944

  • 750

    15 December 1944

  • 757

    23 December 1944

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Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Nashville, Tennessee 14 April 1925

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2018 04:17:51 Pugsleysr Changes to place associations and mission associations
Sources

Edited by 2nd Soon Michael O'Dare Dillon, with information from personal mission record booklets, and research to determine mission dates.

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2018 03:23:44 Pugsleysr Changes to biography
Sources

2nd Son Michael O'Dare Dillon

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2018 03:58:06 Pugsleysr Changes to middlename
Sources

2nd Son Michael O'Dare Dillon

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2018 03:55:54 Pugsleysr Changes to nickname and biography
Sources

2nd Son Michael O'Dare Dillon

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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