DEAN EDWARD HALLMARK, First Lieutenant, USAAC:
January 20, 1914-October 15, 1942, Robert Lee, Texas.
Dean Edward Hallmark graduated from Greenville High School, Greenville, Texas and attended Paris Junior College, Texas, and attended the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Alabama, for two years.
Hallmark entered the service on November 21, 1940 at Houston, Texas, graduated as a pilot and commissioned as Second Lieutenant from Advanced Bomb Squadron at Pendleton, Oregon.
He was a member of the “Doolittle Raiders” who struck the first blow at the Japansese homelands in World War II. Hallmark was the pilot of the sixth aircraft to launch from the carrier USS Hornet. Following the attack, he was captured by the Japanese and executed on October 15, 1942 at Kiangwan Prison, Shanghai, China.
His military decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart (posthumous) and the Chinese Breast Order of Poa Ting.
HALLMARK, DEAN E
- 1ST LT AAF USA
- BURIED AT: SECTION 12 SITE 158
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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