Thursday, June 27, 2019

William W. Dickerson 1944

Delmar Airman's Group Cited For CBI Service

For outstanding achievement in the China - Burma - India Theatre. The veteran 64th Troop Carrier Group to which Cpl. William W. Dickerson of Delmar is assigned, has been cited by the 12th Air Force. Cpl. Dickerson is now entitled to wear the Distinguished Unit Badge. He is the son of Mrs. Rose E. Dickerson and attended the Delaware High School before entering the service.

Last April his troop carrier group stationed in the Mediterranean area was suddenly ordered to fly to the support of Allied forces battling the Japanese in the Imphal Valley, India and the Myitkyna area in Burma. Seven days later the big twin-engined C-47 transport planes of his group were delivering the needed supplies where they would do the most good.

The unit continued to support the Allied armies for two and a half months and played a tremendous part in driving the Japanese from Northern Burma and the Imphal Valley. The group, affectionally called "Cerney's Circus" after its commanding officer, Col. John Cerny of Harrison, Idaho, is now back in the Mediterranean area, starting its 27th month overseas.

Above from the Salisbury Times 19 Dec 1944

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