The following August 10, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4 column 2:
Cedar Lake Flier Cited
AN 8TH AIR FORCE LIBERATOR STATION, ENGLAND -- Sgt. Melvin D. McMahon, of Cedar Lake, is an airplane instrument specialist in a B-24 Liberator squadron in England. His squadron has been cited for distinguished and outstanding performance of duty by completing 68 heavy bombardment missions without the loss of a man, and for the part they played in the invasion and bombing of Europe.
The 10-man combat crews have bombed Berlin, Brunswick and other war production centers of Germany, the invasion coast and Nazi communication centers in France.
McMahon entered service April 9, 1942, and at the time was employed by the Inland Steel company at Indiana Harbor. He is a graduate of the Calumet high school, and attended Purdue university.