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Alan  E.  Perry

 

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14 May 1943 [legacy, Alan Perry]
[not sure what these are from, but look like medal awards, use for legacy]
Alan B. Perry (Reed Crew)

Alan B. Perry, 12003178, Technical Sergeant, 66th Bombardment Squadron (H), Army Air Forces, United States Army. For gallantry in action while serving as radio operator and gunner on a B-24 airplane on a bombing mission over Germany, 14 May 1943. Before reaching the target enemy fighter planes attacked in unusually large numbers rendering the top-turret useless and wounding the gunner, who slipped from his seat onto the catwalk over the open bomb bay which could not be closed due to damage. Displaying great bravery and skill Sergeant Perry, without waiting to make proper oxygen connections administered first aid and put a parachute pack on the injured gunner, placing his hand in the release handle. Having accomplished this and being too weak from lack of oxygen to render further assistance, Sergeant Perry was forced to return to his radio compartment for a supply of oxygen. When he returned to the bomb bay to give further aid, his comrade was not there. Sergeant Perry then entered the top-turret and attempted to fire the damaged guns thus preventing the enemy from realizing that this highly important position had been destroyed. The bravery, skill and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Perry on this occasion reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
 
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