Lawson, Ted William, Maj

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1081-Pilot, B-25
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, AAF MOS 1081, Doolittle Raiders (composite group)
Service Years
1940 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Major

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Fresno, California
Last Address
Chico, California

Date of Passing
Jan 19, 1992
 
Location of Interment
Chico Cemetery and Mausoleum - Chico, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Gold Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the pilot in crew #7 on the Doolittle Raid. He was badly injured on crash landing in China and had to have his leg amputated. He served in non-combat assignments until he was medically retired Feb 2, 1945. He wrote the book "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" about his experiences. In 1944 it was made into a movie with actor Van Johnson playing his part.  

His DFC citation:
Awarded for actions 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) Ted W. Lawson (ASN: 0-399540), 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 Lawson 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: First Lieutenant

Company: 1st Special Aviation Project

Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force

Crew No. 7 (Plane #40-2261, "The Ruptured Duck", target Tokyo) 95th Bomb Sq. L-R: Lt. Charles L. McClure, navigator; Lt. Ted W. Lawson, pilot; Lt. Robert S. Clever, bombardier; Lt. Dean Davenport, copilot; Sgt. David J. Thatcher, flight engineer/gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, Crew No. 7
 

  
   
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Sources:
http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1885
http://www.doolittleraider.com/raiders/lawson.htm
http://www.cieldegloire.com/batailles_tokyo_e07.php#1
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17824560
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=30258
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/40-2261.html
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  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1081, Doolittle Raiders (composite group)

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From Month/Year
February / 1942
To Month/Year
April / 1942
Unit
Doolittle Raiders (composite group) Unit Page
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
AAF MOS 1081-Pilot, B-25
Location
Eglin Field, FL & Pacific Theater
Country/State
Not Specified
   
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 Doolittle Raiders (composite group) Details

Doolittle Raiders (composite group)
Composite of 17th, 34th, 95th Bomb Squadrons (17th Bomb Group) and 89th Reconnaissance Squadron (http://www.doolittleraider.com/)
Type
Combat - Bomber Units
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Parent Unit
Bombardment Units
Strength
Air Group
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

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Doolittle Raiders (composite group)

Hilger, John Allen, Brig Gen, (1932-1966) A23 AAF MOS 1081 Lieutenant Colonel
Greening, Charles Ross, Col, (1936-1957) A23 AAF MOS 1081 Captain
Jones, David Mudgett, Maj Gen, (1930-1973) A23 AAF MOS 1081 Captain
York, Edward Joseph, Col, (1930-1966) A23 AAF MOS 1081 Captain
Blanton, Thadd Harrison, Lt Col, (1940-1960) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Bower, William Marsh, Col, (1940-1966) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Cole, Richard Eugene, Lt Col, (1940-1966) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Emmens, Robert Gabel, Col, (1937-1964) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Farrow, William Glover, 1st Lt, (1940-1942) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Fitzhugh, William Neal, Maj, (1940-1955) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Gray, Robert Manning, Capt, (1940-1942) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Hallmark, Dean Edward, 1st Lt, (1940-1942) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Hite, Robert Lowell, Lt Col, (1940-1969) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Holstrom, Everett Wayne, Brig Gen, (1934-1969) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Hoover, Travis, Col, (1938-1969) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Joyce, Richard Outcalt, Lt Col, (1937-1955) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Knobloch, Richard August, Brig Gen, (1940-1970) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Manch, Jacob Earl, Lt Col, (1940-1958) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
McElroy, Edgar Earl, Lt Col, (1940-1962) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Meder, Robert John, 1st Lt, (1940-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Parker, James Monroe, Maj, (1940-1974) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Reddy, Kenneth Eugene, 1st Lt, (1940-1942) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Sims, Jack Ahren, Col, (1940-1968) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Smith, Donald Gregory, Capt, (1940-1942) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Stork, J. Royden, Capt, (1940-1946) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Watson, Harold Francis, Lt Col, (1940-1961) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Wilder, Rodney Ross, Col, (1940-1962) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Williams, Griffith Paul, Maj, (1940-1952) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Youngblood, Lucian Nevelson, Maj, (1936-1949) A23 AAF MOS 1081 First Lieutenant
Davenport, Dean, Col, (1941-1967) A23 AAF MOS 1081 Second Lieutenant
Doolittle, James Harold, Gen, (1917-1959) A23 AAF MOS 1060 Lieutenant Colonel
Barr, George, Capt, (1941-1947) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Campbell, Clayton John, Lt Col, (1940-1963) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Crouch, Horace Ellis, Lt Col, (1937-1962) A08 AAF MOS 1036 First Lieutenant
Griffin, Thomas Carson, Maj, (1939-1959) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Kappeler, Frank Albert, Lt Col, (1936-1966) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Macia, James Herbert, Col, (1940-1973) A08 AAF MOS 1036 First Lieutenant
McGurl, Eugene Francis, 1st Lt, (1941-1942) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Miller, Richard Ewing, Capt, (1939-1943) A08 AAF MOS 1035 First Lieutenant
Ozuk, Charles John, Capt, (1939-1945) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Pound, William Roy, Lt Col, (1940-1948) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Sessler, Howard Albert, Maj, (1940-1945) A08 AAF MOS 1036 First Lieutenant
Truelove, Denver Vernon, Capt, (1940-1943) A08 AAF MOS 1035 First Lieutenant
White, Thomas Robert, Maj, (1941-1945) A07 AAF MOS 611 First Lieutenant
Wildner, Carl Richard, Lt Col, (1937-1962) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Clever, Robert Stevenson, 1st Lt, (1941-1942) A08 AAF MOS 1035 Second Lieutenant
McClure, Charles Lee, Capt, (1940-1945) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Second Lieutenant
McCool, Harry Clayton, Lt Col, (1940-1968) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Second Lieutenant
Nielsen, Chase Jay, Lt Col, (1939-1961) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Second Lieutenant
Bain, Edwin Vance, MSgt, (1936-1943) A07 AAF MOS 611 Technical Sergeant
Bither, Waldo James, Maj, (1925-1954) A07 AAF MOS 509 Technical Sergeant
Scott, Eldred Von, Lt Col, (1924-1959) A07 AAF MOS 737 Technical Sergeant
Birch, William Lloyd, 2nd Lt, (1939-1945) A07 AAF MOS 509 Staff Sergeant
Braemer, Fred Anthony, Capt, (1935-1966) A07 AAF MOS 509 Staff Sergeant
Duquette, Omer Adelard, SSgt, (1938-1942) A07 AAF MOS 737 Staff Sergeant
Eierman, Jacob, Maj, (1935-1957) A07 AAF MOS 737 Staff Sergeant
Horton, Edwin Weston, MSgt, (1935-1958) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Laban, Theodore H., MSgt, (1935-1956) A07 AAF MOS 737 Staff Sergeant
Leonard, Paul John, MSgt, (1931-1943) A07 AAF MOS 737 Staff Sergeant

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