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   Malcolm W. Buckner

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 7 Sept 1944

An Eighth Air Force Liberator Station, England--

First Lieutenant Malcolm W. Buckner, Bertram, Texas, a pilot, on a four-engined B-24 Liberator bomber, has recently been awarded the Air Medal for "courage, coolness and skill displayed while participating in bombing missions over Germany and Occupied Europe".

He is a member of the oldest Liberator heavy bombardment group in the Eighth Air Force. Besides the Air Medal, Lieutenant Buckner also wears the Distinguished Unit Ribbon.

His group won a citation from the War Department for action in the historic, low-level assault on the Ploesti Oil Fields in Rumania on August 1, 1943.

The Bertram airman participated in the historic D-Day "umbrella" support given the assault troops by the Eighth Air Force "heavies" during and following the Normandy Beach-head landings.


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