Billie D. Ezell

Technical Sergeant Billie D. Ezell is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while serving as top turret gunner on many high altitude heavy bombardment missions against the enemy over Continental Europe, during a period ending 28 September 1944. Sergeant Ezell repelled numerous hostile fighter attacks by his excellent marksmanshp, thereby assuring the safety of the crew and aircraft. The courage, presence of mind and devotion to duty while engaged in aerial combat on all these occasions are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army Air Forces.