Irby T. Petsick

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army Air Forces

HOMETOWN
Gustine, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A 1ST LIEUTENANT AS FLIGHT LEADER ON AN A-36 FIGHTER BOMBER GROUP WHICH PARTICIPATED IN THE SALERNO AND NAPLES AREA OF ITALY DURING 1943. HE PARTICIPATED IN MORE THAN 50 DIVE BOMBING AND STRAFING MISSIONS. AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS AND THE AIR MEDAL WITH FOUR BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTERS.