29 March, 1943 — North Africa
B-25 Combat Radio/Gunner; Tech/Sgt John R Carrington
Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces 82nd Bomber Squadron, 12th Bomber Group, Medium
Entered the Service From: California Service #: 6534732 Date of Death: March 29, 1943 Wars or Conflicts: World War II
Memorialized: Tablets of the Missing North Africa American Cemetery
Awards; Death Date: 29 Mar 1943 1 Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross The Distinguished Service Cross, established by Act of Congress on 9 July 1918 but retroactive to 6 April 1917, is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Army, distinguishes himself or herself by extraordinary heroism while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States, while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing or foreign force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The act or acts of heroism must have been so notable and have involved risk of life so extraordinary as to set the individual apart from their comrades. In precedence for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross ranks immediately behind the Medal of Honor. Purple Heart Purple Heart
The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.
** Distinguished Service Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart