WORTHINGTON, Gordon E.  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Worthington, Gordon E.
Date of birth: 1921
Date of death:  2005
Nationality:  American
BIOGRAPHY: 
Servicenumber 11071334.

Gordon E. Worthington enlisted at Springfield Massachusetts on August 19th, 1942. He flew a total of 24 operational missions from Great Ashfield, UK, between August 1943 and July 1944 with several B-17 planes.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: 385th Bombardment Group (H), Eighth Air Force
Awarded on: June 24th, 1944
Action: Citation:
"For extraordinary achievement while serving as a right waist gunner on a B-17 airplane on many high altitude heavy bombardment missions over enemy occupied Continental Europe. Exhibiting a determined fighting spirit in manning his waist gun, Sergeant Worthington drove off repeated desperate attacks of eney fighters, thereby contributing to the successful conclusion of many operational missions. The alertness, bravery, and unselfish devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Worthington on all of these occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States."
Details: General Orders No.230, Headquartesr 3rd Bombardment Division, 24 June 1944.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Second Air Medal received in the form of a bronze oak leaf cluster to be worn on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Third Air Medal received in the form of a second bronze oak leaf cluster to be worn on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Fourth Air Medal received in the form of a third bronze oak leaf cluster to be worn on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Fifth Air Medal received in the form of a fourth bronze oak leaf cluster to be worn on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
 
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Picture source:   - Terry McGowan
Information source(s):   - General Orders No.230, Headquartesr 3rd Bombardment Division, 24 June 1944
- Newspaper article Auburn MA Paper
- USGenWeb Archives
   
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