For extraordinary achievement while serving as the formation controller of group plane formation on bombing missions against the enemy, Leut. Thomas demonstrated outstanding airmanship while serving at the formation controller on successful attacks against Augsburg, Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany on January 14th, February 3d, and February 7th, 1945, despite adverse weather and heavy and accurate flak. The ingenuity, skill and devotion to duty displayed by Lieut. Thomas contributed a large degree to the success of these missions.David had previously received the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
His actions always reflected the highest credit to himself and the Army Air Force.”