1945 Bronze Star-Sites Part 1

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1945 Bronze Star-Sites Part 1 - Saved Lives in Strafing Attack Coveted Bronze...
Saved Lives in Strafing Attack Coveted Bronze Star Given To Staff Sgt. George A. Sites Almost a year after the night he underwent Jap rtrafing attacks in! an airfield tower on Morotai to ave the lives of American GI's on he ground and in the air, S/Sgt. George A. Sites has received word that .he has been awarded' the Bronze Star Medal. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Sites, Fairview mountain, Clear- spring, he is now stationed at Yokota airfield, Tokyo, where' he received the word via radiogram from headquarters in Tokyo, S/Sgt Sites tells of the events that' won for him the coveted award, in a letter front Tokyo to his parents, dated October 3, and insists that he isn't a hero. But his strafing the tower at Morotai while t was occupied, he wrote, claiming I felt r. little safer in the tower ban.on the ground, but when they trafed us. we, made a fine target up. there forty' feet high. All dur : ng October^ November and Ddcem- ber we-got raids nearly every night/' On Thanksgiving eve, 1944, they destroyed 38 .* merican planes. . . Tells of Raids "One night in December, I was The Clearspring district youth claiming that he almost forgo about the possible Bronze Star first traces in his letter event leading up to the climactic action The Japs were, in the habit o the fllwAtout 27m.; our planes started coming oack from a mission| over ^Philippines ^1 had them all in^but about six B-25s, and they were in the traffic pattern on down^' "A Jap 'Dinah' got i:i the pattern with his lights on and followed the • (Continued on Page 2) :

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  1. The Morning Herald,
  2. 23 Oct 1945, Tue,
  3. Page 48

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