1943 — N. Africa- Italy
Dean Joined the US Army Air Corp as an Aviation Cadet on 30 Oct.1941. He was assigned to the 17th Bomb Group [Training of the Doolittle Raiders] While there, he flew as a Pilot of the B-25 Mitchell #41-12942. Not chosen as a Raider, he none-the-less stayed with the Raiders after their return and was placed in the 310th Bomb Group whose original Cadre' was made up mostly of Raiders.
Dean Dreamel was in the 1st Over-seas NORTH ROUTE Crossing and remained from Sept. 1942 to Sept. 1943 in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations, N Africa/Corsica. WWII. Oversea's duty starts with MEERIE England, Dean arrived England in Oct. 1942 in the Flight Echelon of NEW B-25's with Doolittle Raiders Capt R.R. "Hoss" Wilder, Lt Howard Sessler, and many others.
Next mention of Dean is Sunday, 20 Dec. 1942.......... Page 42 http://57thbombwing.com/310thHistory/310_BG_1942-12.pdf A two and 1/2 hour flight to where the Group and Squad Commanders are to lead the [mostly Doolittle Raider's] Bower, Braemel, Hinman, Hoover, Hunter and Wilder .... 12 ships apiece the 1300 mile trip to Oran, French Morocco.
Next Mention is Monday 4 Jan.'43 Mission # 10 Page 15; http://57thbombwing.com/310thHistory/310_BG_1943-01.pdf