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Beverly Winfield Scott Huntley

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Distinguished Flying Cross

Born

22 December, 1914 
Enlisted from Providence County, Rhode Island (Link #5)
Enlisted at Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Died

Missing In Action  2 August, 1943
Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery

Military Service

U.S. Army Air Forces  World War II
Enlisted on 2 March, 1942

Units

345th Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Group, Heavy

Highest Rank

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Purple Heart
Second Lieutenant

Medals/Awards

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Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

Remarks

"The date that you show Beverly Huntley MIA intriged me. The day
before was the raid on Ploesti ( Aug 1st 1943 ) I pulled out my book, BLACK SUNDAY,PLOESTI, and looked up his name. 2nd Lt Huntly
(their spelling ) was the navigator on B-24 42-40663 'MATERNITY WARD'. He and the rest of the crew lost their lives attacking WHITE IV at Ploesti. The raid on Ploesti is one of the most famous bombing missions of WWII. As a fellow Huntley, and as a fellow airman, I am very proud of Lt. Beverly Huntley."

Ken Huntley

Enlistment information from the National Archives.

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Air Medal
(2 Awards)