Theodore Berak

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class Theodore Berak for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Gunner and Air crewman of a Navy search bomber over Korea on 24 June 1945 and Shanghai on 15 July 1945. Despite intense enemy anti-aircraft fire, he performed his duties skillfully and courageously. His outstanding performance of duty contributed directly to destruction of a locomotive, a parked fighter plane, machine gun emplacement, a five thousand ton merchant vessel, and extensive damage to buildings of an oil refinery. His conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.