Dominick was drafted into the Army on January 30, 1942, and was honorably discharged on October 30, 1945, with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He was a Supply Sergeant in the Medical Training Battalion prior to joining the Air Corps.
On 4/21/44 he was discharged as an enlisted man and inducted as an officer in the Army Air Corp. He was later assigned to the Mighty 8th, the 844th Squadron, 489th Bomb Group as a navigator of a B-24. Stationed in Halesworth, England at Holton Airfield, from 7/28/44 to 11/30/44 he flew 19 missions over Europe and took part in Northern France and Rhineland campaigns. His crew flew lead on 11 missions over enemy territory.
He was transferred to Tucson, Arizona and served 10 months as a navigator on a B-29. He was headed for the Pacific front when the war ended. He received the Air Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, 9/29/44; European Theatre of Operations Ribbon with 2 Bronze Battle Stars, 10/24/44; American Defense Medal, 9/2/45; World War II Victory Medals, 9/25/47.
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The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...
Military site : airfield
Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...