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First Name: Lucian

Last Name: Youngblood

Birthplace: Pampa, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Pampa, TX
Middle Name: N.

Date of Birth: 26 May 1918

Date of Death: 28 February 1949

Rank: Major

Years Served:
Lucian Nevelon Youngblood

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Lucian Nevelon Youngblood

Major, U. S. Army Air Force

Silver Star

Lucian Youngblood was one of the 80 airmen who, under the leadership of Jimmy Doolittle, disembarked from the U.S.S. Hornet in the first bombing raid over Tokyo in World War II. Following the raid he continued to fly combat missions in the China-Burma-India Theater until he returned home in May 1943.

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Lucian Nevelson Youngblood (ASN: 0-421153), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy during World War II.

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Lucian Nevelson Youngblood (ASN: 0-421153), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Co-Pilot of a B-25 Bomber of the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force), while participating in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland on 18 April 1942.
Lieutenant Youngblood with 79 other officers and enlisted men volunteered for this mission knowing full well that the chances of survival were extremely remote, and executed his part in it with great skill and daring. This achievement reflects high credit on himself and the military service.

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Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316085   Created by: drjones46




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