The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Charles Henry Booth, Jr., Captain (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a B-24 Heavy Bomber in the 458th Bombardment Group (H), EIGHTH Air Force, while participating in a bombing mission on 8 March 1944, against enemy ground targets deep inside Germany. Although severely wounded while leading a section of his heavy bombardment group against the target, he dragged himself to the flight deck and directed the battle against enemy fighter attacks. The personal courage and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Booth on this occasion have upheld the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 8th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.
Headquarters: U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 25 (1944)
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