Hallmark, Dean Edward, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1082-Pilot, B-25
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, AAF MOS 1082, POW/MIA
Service Years
1940 - 1942


First Lieutenant

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Robert Lee, Texas
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 15, 1942
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)/Doolittle Raid
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Sec: 12, Site: 158

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World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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AAF Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments
USAAF 12th Army Air Force/17th Bombardment GroupPOW/MIA
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1082, USAAF 12th Army Air Force/17th Bombardment Group
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1082, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)/Doolittle Raid1
 Colleges Attended 
Paris Junior College
  1938-1939, Paris Junior College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
AAF Tail#40-2298 Take Off Order 6 Target - Tokyo

Dean Hallmark 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. He was captured by the Japanese and held as a Prisoner of War until October 15, 1942, when he was executed while still in captivity.

Pilot Lt.  Dean Edward Hallmark  Robert Lee, TX


 Oct 15, 1942   
 Co-Pilot Lt.  Robert John Meder  Cleveland, OH POW/KIA1 Dec 01, 1943   
 Navigator Lt.  Chase Jay Nielsen  Hyrum, UT  POW2 Mar 23, 2007
 Bombardier Cpl.  William J. Dieter  Vail, IA  KIA3 Apr 18, 1942   
 Eng/Gunner Sgt  Donald E. Fitzmaurice  Lincoln, NE  KIA3  Apr 18, 1942
Distinguished Flying Cross

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Dean Edward Hallmark, United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as 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 Hallmark 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.
Action Date: April 18, 1942
Army Air Forces
Rank: First Lieutenant
Company: 1st Special Aviation Project
Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force

He was also awarded the Chinese Order of the Precious Tripod or Pao Ting (now a Republic of China award).


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