Citation courtesy of the Air Force Historical Research Agency
Pilots from the 366th Fighter Group inpecting one of the Pzkpfw. V Panther tanks destroyed by the Group on 11 July 1944. Pilots from left to right: Lt. H.W. Collins, Joe Richmond and Paul Barrel. The officer on the right is unidentified.
The pilots involved in the action undoubtedly received recognition. At least one, !st Lieutenant Iley C. Gaar received a Distinguished Flying Cross. We have been able to locate a copy of the General Order (676k) awarding the DFC to Lt. Gaar which describes a bit more detail of the action involved.
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