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This Day in Norwood History-January 19, 1945-First Lieutenant Raymond G Pendergast, Jr. Wins Cluster To Air Medal

First Lieutenant Raymond G Pendergast, Jr. Wins Cluster To Air Medal

AN EIGHTH AIR FORCE BOMBER STATION, England — A Norwood Eighth Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress crewman has recently been awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to his Air Medal, equivalent to another award of the medal, at the 388th Bomb. Group, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Chester C. Cox, of Superior, Wisc.

He is First Lieutenant Raymond G Pendergast, Jr., 22, a co-pilot, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. G Pendergast of 74 Railroad avenue. He was an electroficr for Win- slows Brothers and Smith before entering the AAF In September, 1942.

The award was for “meritorious achievement” during bombing attacks on Nazi war industries and military targets in support of Allied ground forces.

His group is a unit of the 3rd Bombardment Division, the division cited by the President for its historic England-Africa shuttle bombing of Messerschmitt aircraft factories at Regensburg, Germany.

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