Douglas V. Radney

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army Air Forces

HOMETOWN
Mineola, TX

HONORED BY
Ralph Bozorth

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

MAJOR AND ENGINEER GUNNER ON THE 2ND B-25 BOMBER THAT TOOK OFF FROM THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS HORNET FOR THE DOOLITTLE RAID ON TOKYO, JAPAN APRIL 18, 1942. AFTER THE TOKYO RAID, REMAINED IN CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1942. COMMISSIONED AS AN OFFICER IN 1945 AND SUBSEQUENTLY COMPLETED PILOT TRAINING. SERVED OVERSEAS IN ALASKA AS COLD WEATHER TEST PILOT AND MAINTENANCE OFFICER. RATED AS SENIOR PILOT. RETIRED IN MAY 1959. DECORATIONS INCLUDE THE SILVER STAR WITH 1 OAK LEAF CLUSTER, DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS, AIR MEDAL WITH 1 OAK LEAF CLUSTER AND THE CHINESE ARMY, NAVY, AND AIR CORPS MEDAL, CLASS A, 1ST GRADE.