Freedom Committee of Orange County




Name: Richard “Dick” William Tyhurst, Sr.

Branch of Service: USAAC

Rank: LtCol. USAAC, USAFR (Ret.)

Unit(s): 8th Air Force, 95th Bomb Group and 25th Bomb Group

Specialty: Navigator

Active Duty Dates: March 1946 to September 1945

Reserve Dates: October 1945 to September 1980

Armed Conflicts: WWII

Theaters of Operations: ETO

Campaigns: Bombing Operations against 2rd Reich

Decorations & Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster. Combat Action Medal, European Theater

Ribbon with 3 combat stars, WWII Victory Medal