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Cyril Osbourne Byron, Sr. Collection

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Cyril Osbourne Byron, Sr. Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Cyril Osbourne Byron, Sr.
State of Birth:
NY
Home State:
MD
Gender
Male
Race
Black or African American

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group
Location of Service
Camp Upton, New York; Tuskegee, Alabama; Casablanca, Morocco; North Africa; Sicily; Italy; Mediterranean; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns
North Africa, Invasion of Salerno
Highest Rank
Administrative Sergeant Major
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as an Administrative Sergeant Major. The veteran received the Congressional Gold Medal, awarded by President George W. Bush in 2007.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Interviewer:
Allyn Hill
Interviewer:
Chelsea Dorman
Contributor:
Susan Nolan
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
College Park Aviation Museum
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/81682
Subjects:
Byron Sr., Cyril Osbourne
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Cite as:
Cyril Osbourne Byron, Sr. Collection
(AFC/2001/001/81682), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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