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First Name: Frederick

Last Name: Dallas

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: U.S. Army Air Forces (1941 - 1947)

Home of Record: Leonard, TX
Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 10 February 1920

Date of Death: 16 April 1991

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Frederick W. Dallas, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Frederick W. Dallas, Jr.
Captain, U.S. Army Air Forces

In January 1943, Captain First Frederick W. Dallas, Jr. was serving with an unspecified unit of the U.S. Army Air Forces in the North African Theater of Operations and CPT Dallas' unit was in action against enemy forces during an air mission. CPT Dallas' courageous actions and extraordinary heroism in aerial combat earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Army Air Force Pilot Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Captain (Air Corps) Frederick W. Dallas, Jr., United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a B-17 Heavy Bomber of the 97th Bombardment Group, TWELFTH Air Force, during an air mission near Bizerte, North Africa, on 19 January 1943. Six enemy fighters jumped his plane, and bullets poured through his Flying Fortress. Every man aboard, including Captain Dallas, was wounded. As pain from a chest wound pumped through his body, Captain Dallas delicately bounced the Fortress off two hillsides to slow it down. As he brought it to a halt on a mountainside, the plane caught fire and Captain Dallas dashed into the burning craft and saved the lives of his crew. Captain Dallas' unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 24 (1943)

Death and Burial

Captain Frederick W. Dallas, Jr. died on 16 April 1991. He is buried at Forest Park Cemetery in Houston, Harris County, TX, in Section I.


Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 312601   Created by: MHOH




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