|Alan G. Blomberg|
|Awarded Flying Cross for Bomb Run in Germany|
|15TH AAF IN ITALY
Captain Alan G. Blomberg, 26, Squadron Bombardier, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Blomberg, of Route No. 1, Ogema, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for "extraordinary achievement in aerial flight." Presentation of the decoration was made by Brigadier General Charles W. Lawrence, his Wing Commander.
Captain Blomberg participated on a mission into Germany as Squadron Bombardier and, while on the bomb run, his formation was subjected to a fierce barrage of flak. By his extraordinary "off set bombing technique," he was able to bomb through the thick black smoke camouflage, thrown up by the enemy, and the heavy partial cloud coverage that broke momentary. Due to his outstanding professional skill, Captain Blomberg was instrumental in the successful bombing that rated commendation by the Fifteenth Army Air Force Commanding General.
He attended the Rib Lake, WI High School and, prior to his enlistment, was employed by the Rice County Highway Commission.
Captain Blomberg enlisted in the Army Air Forces cadet training on July 13, 1942 and completed his advance bombardier training on May 2, 1945 at Deming, NM, where he won his wings and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant.