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Dale McCrory

Military

December 1943 - September 1944 - Capt Dale McCrory was a bomber pilot completing 43 missions over Europe. Later he would join the 1st scouting force. A select bunch of former bomber pilots asked to join this new unit to fly fighter planes ahead of the bomber group to have a preview of the bomb target. McCory would complete 110 combat hours in his p-51. Sadly dale left us in 2014.

Service

Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Squadron
    Formed by Col. Peaslee following presentation of his theory to Gen. Doolittle. The purpose of the Scouting Force concept was for experienced, tour expired lead bomber pilots, escorted by volunteer fighter pilots, to fly ahead of bomber formations to...

Aircraft

  • 44-14895 'Cis Peg Rocket' 'Scotty'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 1st Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF. Lost on 12-Apr-45 . Lt William D Hall forced to bail out over the Baldock/Royston area due to systems failure.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 September 2020 18:48:13 Hotelie1970 Changes to service number
Sources

GENERAL ORDER # 550, dated 23 November 1944: From Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding Brigadier General Turner.

Date Contributor Update
13 September 2020 18:47:10 Hotelie1970 Changes to awards
Sources

GENERAL ORDER # 550, dated 23 November 1944: From Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding Brigadier General Turner.

Date Contributor Update
01 January 2016 19:25:41 black1980 Changes to biography
Sources

i have his ww2 photo album

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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