Scott, Eldred Von, LTC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1082-Pilot, B-25
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1947-1959, US Air Force
Service Years
1924 - 1959

Aviation

Lieutenant Colonel



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1907
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SFC Ken Logue-Deceased to remember Scott, Eldred Von (WW II Doolittle Raider Crew#9 Gunner), LTC.

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Home Town
Atlanta, Georgia
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jul 31, 1978
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Cremated Ashes scattered in the Pacific

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Last Known Activity
AAF Tail #40-2303 Take Off Order 9 Target-Tokyo


Eldred Scott 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 commissioned at a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Forces one year after the raid, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.


 Pilot Lt.  Harold Francis Doc Watson  Buffalo, NY   Sep 14, 1991  
 Co-Pilot Lt.  James N. Parker  Houston, TX   Jun 19, 1991  
 Navigator Lt.  Thomas C. Griffin  Pierre, SD  POW*  
 Bombardier Sgt  Wayne Max Bissell  Walker, MN   Jan 09, 1997   
 Eng/Gunner S/Sgt  Eldred V. Scott  Atlanta, GA   Jul 31, 1978

   
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Distinguished Flying Cross


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 Staff Sergeant Eldred V. Scott (ASN: 0-6530453), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Engineer/Gunner 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. Sergeant Scott 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

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Company: 1st Special Aviation Project

Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force


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 Unit Assignments
USAAF 12th Army Air Force/17th Bombardment GroupAirborne SchoolUSAAF 8th Army Air ForceUS Army Air Force (USAAF)
US Air Force
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 612, USAAF 12th Army Air Force/17th Bombardment Group
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 4825, Airborne School
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 4825, USAAF 8th Army Air Force
  1945-1947, AAF MOS 4825, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1947-1959, US Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)/Doolittle Raid1
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