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Lt Colonel John A. Brooks III, [Greenville, Ohio], has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by Lt Gen Carl A. Spaatz, Cg of the U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 2nd Scouting Force


  • John Brooks

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot
    Led 17 B-24s on the low level attack at Ploesti whilst with the 389th Bomb Group. ...


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10 May 2017 12:29:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations