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Dale E. Crabtree


AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Sergeant Dale E. Crabtree, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area, General Orders No. 45 (1942)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Sergeant

Soldier's Medal

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The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Soldier's Medal to Staff Sergeant Dale E. Crabtree, United States Army Air Forces, for heroism at the risk of life not involving conflict with an armed enemy at Giebelstadt, Germany, on 9 July 1947, while participating in a flight as left scanner in a B-29 type aircraft, which crash landed while attempting an emergency landing. After escaping through the tail turret and learning that some of the crew members were trapped, Sergeant Crabtree, heroically and voluntarily, at the risk of his life, re-entered the wreckage despite the imminent possibility of explosion because of leaking gasoline. By his courageous action, Sergeant Crabtree brought great credit to himself and the military service.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 18 (March 25, 1949)

Action Date: July 9, 1947

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Staff Sergeant