I received Cecil's records from Golden Arrow:
Included were Cecil’s Individual Flight Record (IFR) plus the official histories of the 511th for November 1944-September 1945. The December 1944 history is very difficult to read, so they also provided mission reports from the 405th Fighter Group (the parent unit for the 511th Fighter Squadron) for that month. No history was available for June 1945, the month after the war in Europe ended.
War time highlights:
Cecil joined the 511th Fighter Squadron at St. Dizier in the Champagne-Ardenneregion of France on 7 November 1944. He began training flights with the 511th on 16 November 1944 and flew his first combat mission on 2 December.
Cecil was awarded the Air Medal in January 1945.
We were able to confirm that he flew 48 missions as a P-47 pilot through the end of the war.
Cecil was also awarded a First and Second Oak Leaf Cluster for his part in his squadron’s highly successful campaign to cripple Germany’s ability to wage war.