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WWII
Decorations

dfc.gif [The Distingushed Flying Cross]

airmedal.gif [The Air Medal]
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3

br_oak2.jpg [Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster]


Unit Citation

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Oak Leaf Cluster

Service Awards

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wwiivic.gif [The Victory Medal, World War II]



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S/Sgt David Felix
Left Gunner

Born 1918 in Norwalk, Connecticut.

He married Lydia Peters in 1939 and they had their first child on 1942.

In the early years of WWII he worked at General Aircraft Corporation.

Joined the Army Air Force in 1944. Final training at Pratt AFB. Served as left gunner on “City of Virginia Beach”. Flew 30 missions and was discharged as Staff Sergeant.

He worked as a Real Estate broker in Norwalk from 1950 until 1970.

He was an avid fisherman and boater. Died of a heart attack while playing paddle tennis on February 6, 1970; survived by his wife and five children.


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Source: David W. Felix, son