J. Ray Bickel

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant J. Ray Bickel for extraordinary achievement while serving as Navigator of B-24 airplanes on many bombardment missions over enemy-occupied Continental Europe. Displayng superior navigational ability, Lieutenant Bickel has materially aided in the successful completion of each of these missions. The courage, coolness and exceptional skioll displayed by Lieutenant Bickel on all these occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.