Muscatine County

1st Lt. Bennie W. Burrows





First Lt. Bennie W. Burrows, is spending a 30-day leave with his wife, Mrs. Anita Burrows, 601 East Tenth street, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Burrows, 710 East Tenth street, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on March 8, for extraordinary achievement in action.

The citation accompanying the award read as follows:
“While serving as lead bombardier in group formation on heavy bombardment missions against the enemy, Lt. Burrows led combat formations against vital enemy installations at Tour-an-en-Brie, France, and Duren and Hemmingftadt, Germany, despite heavy, accurate anti-aircraft fire on each mission. The technical skill and devotion to duty displayed by Lt. Burrows reflect great credit on himself and the armed forces of the United States.”

Source: Muscatine Journal News Tribune, April 25, 1945