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Dorsey Whitmore Tyree

Technical Sergeant, Army

Born: April 5, 1923
Hometown: Staunton
Entered: February 1, 1943
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: November 30, 1944
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

TSgt Tyree served with the 614th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group. He was a Radio Operator on B-17G Flying Fortress (43-38330, “Gambler’s Choice”) – was struck in the neck by flak fragment and died a short time later. He is buried in Cambridge American Cemetery, England. He was a graduate of Stuarts Draft High School.

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