Lt. Col. Delwin Dale Bentley, Pilot
344th BG, 497th BS
Lt. Col. Delwin Dale Bentley, of Casper, Wyoming, is shown receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross for gallantry in leading a Martin B-26 Marauder mission which resulted in the destruction of an important German railway bridge. Pinning on the award is Major General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, commanding general of the Ninth Air Force, at a base somewhere in France.
Florida - MacDill or Lakeland
Engines Off - Props Feathered, Del Bentley