Lt John C. Dahl, Jr.
JOHN C. DAHL JR.
is with deep sorrow and a feeling of personal loss that
members of the Savannah Chapter, Military Order of the
record the death of our esteemed companion LTC JOHN
C DAHL, JR.
on the 3rd day of June 1980.
LTC DAHL was born and raised in Lewis,
Iowa and was a graduate
of Moorehead High School (in Iowa). He attended William
College, Liberty, Mo. and entered naval aviation cadet
1942. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in the
year and entered the U.S. Army Air Corps in November
1943. He was
a master navigator-bombardier as well as an instructor
in B-58’s with the 305th Bomb Wing.
During WWII LTC Dahl flew 23 combat
missions in B-29’s in the Far East. During his years of service he also served in
the Southwest Pacific, Japan, European Theater, North Africa and Morocco
as well in
the CONUS. LTC Dahl’s decorations and awards include
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two Oak Leaf
Force Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation
with one Oak
Leaf Cluster and appropriate theater and battle ribbons.
LTC Dahl retired from active duty
in 1964 at Bunker Hill AFB, IN. He
returned to Savannah where he had previously been stationed
Hunter AFB and was employed as personnel manager for
Sears Roebuck and Co. outlet. LTC Dahl later became
manager of the
Decanter where he was employed for ten years before
LTC Dahl was a member of the Methodist
Church, The Air Force Association, The Exchange Club, Military Order of the
World Wars and
was a past president of the Savannah Chapter of the
LTC Dahl is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Lenoa B. Dahl; two sons, Lt
John C. Dahl, III of Ft. Stewart and David B. Dahl of
mother, Mrs. John C. Dahl of Fremont, Neb. and several
Therefore, be it resolved that in
the death of companion Dahl, the
Chapter has lost a loyal and patriotic member and a
faithful friend. Be it further resolved that this resolution
be adopted, spread upon
the minutes of the Chapter and copy be transmitted to
William E. Mock
above resolution was unanimously approved at the 19th
December 1980 meeting of the Savannah Chapter of the
Benjamin J. Byrd, Jr.
CHIEF OF STAFF