Harry C Lawson

Rank: CMSgt

Entered Into Eternal Rest

Harry,67, was laid to rest in Arlington County at the Arlington National Cemetery.  Plot: Section 47, Site: 1302
Gunner S/Sgt Harry C. Lawson Squadron: 566th BS 389th Bomb Group Hometown Sneedville TN Awards Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross.<br />
Target:Campina, Rumania<br />
Mission: 1-Aug-43<br />
Serial Number: 42-40706<br />
Aircraft Model B-24D-90-CO<br />
Aircraft Letter: F<br />
Aircraft Name: TONDELAO<br />
Location: Successfully Returned to Benghazi<br />
Notes: Entire crew received DSC for this mission.<br />
Sgt Lawson participated in "Operation Tidal Wave" one of the most daring raids of the war. Coming in at tree top level the Sky Scorpions destroy the Steaua Romana oil refinery. The refinery does not produce oil for six months. The 389th earns Presidential Unit Citation, all of the crews received the Distinguished Flying Cross, The 389th BG loses six aircraft on this mission.

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