David J. Thatcher, 19019573, Staff Sergeant
Engineer-Gunner Crew 7

Completed High School and enlisted in military service, December 3, 1940.  Completed Airplane and Engine Mechanic Course, Lincoln, Nebraska, December, 1941.  After Tokyo Raid, served in England and Africa until January, 1944.  Discharged from active duty in July, 1945 after Stateside assignments in California.  Decorations include Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.

Born July 31, 1921, Bridger, Montana

Thatcher talking to Glines..

Submitted by Leah Carter - 67th Columbia SC






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