Harvey L. Bickell

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Fire Controlman Second Class Harvey L. Bickell for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as an Aircrewman of a Patrol Bomber Plane in Patrol Bombing Squadron One Hundred Six during operations against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific War Area from February 18 to May 25, 1945. Completing his twentieth mission during this period, Bickell contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His courageous devotion to duty in the face of grave hazards was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.