Ted W. Lawson, 0-399540, Major
Pilot Crew 7

Attended Los Angeles Junior College.  Joined Army Air Corps, March, 1940 and received wings and commission on November 15, 1940.  Was seriously injured and had leg amputated as result of crash landing after Tokyo Raid.  Author of "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" which was the story of his crew.  Served as Liaison Officer, U.S. Air Mission, Santiago, Chile after release from hospital from May, 1943 until April, 1944.  Retired for physical disability on February 2, 1945.  Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, and the Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.

Born March 7, 1917, Fresno, California
Died January 19, 1992, Chico, CA

Chico Cemetery Mausoleum
881 Mangrove Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
530-345-7243

Columbarium B
Tier E Niche 7
Interment 1/23/1992


 

Image courtsey of Ted Briscoe Collection

Image courtsey of Ted Briscoe Collection

Image courtsey of Ted Briscoe Collection

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