Commander GILLETTE's leadership and aggressive spirit has been an inspiration to his officers and men. The squadrons outstanding combat record and high morale during extremely hazardous and arduous times is a tribute to his insistence on perfection in training and his untiring efforts devoted to the welfare of all those under his command.

Commander GILLETTE has been a "Flying Skipper" in every sense of the term. In spite of his many burdensome administrative duties, he has insisted on taking his regular turn en the flight schedule, whether on routine or combat mission, and has unfailingly taken the longest or most dangerous assignment for himself.




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