MEDALS & AWARDS

Missions 1 to 10            Missions 11 to 20            Missions 31 to 40        Missions 41 to 50          Missions 51 to 60            Missions 61 to 70        Missions 71 to 80

Mission 21: Frascati, Italy , 22 January 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mission 22: Pontecorvo, Italy, 23 January 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mission 23: Vrattsa, Bulgaria, 24 January 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

1

28 (6)

3

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Air Medal awarded to 2nd Lt. Michael DeMarco, Bombardier, 399th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 42-11846, Texas Thunder, for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flight on 24 January 1944.  Despite bombing a target of opportunity and in poor visibility, Lt. DeMarco's bomb run resulted in 96% of his bombs hitting within 1000 feet of the Impact Point, causing substantial damage to the enemy's marshalling yards which prevented the transport of supplies to the front lines and hindering his ability to wage war.  His skill and expertise are in keeping with the best traditions of the Army Air Corps."

Mission 24: Aviano, Italy, 27 January 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

1

9 (3)

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Air Medal awarded to 1st Lt. James Blackmore, Bombardier, 317th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 42-14168, Silver Spoon, for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flight on 27 January 1944.  Lt. Blackmore's bomb run resulted in 90% of his bombs hitting within 1000 feet of the Impact Point, causing substantial damage to the enemy's air facilities which prevented the servicing and repair of enemy aircraft and hindering his ability to wage war.  His skill and expertise are in keeping with the best traditions of the Army Air Corps."

Mission 25: Verona, Italy, 28 January 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

1

5 (2)

8

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Air Medal awarded to Staff Sergeant Robert Allison, Flight Engineer, 316th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 42-11804, Lucky Penny, for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flights between 29 December 1943 to 28 January 1944.  During this time period, Staff Sergeant Allison has been credited with shooting down one Italian and four German fighters.  His marksmanship contributed to the safe return of his aircraft in 18 missions during this two month period and caused substantial destruction and damage to the enemy's air forces and hindering their ability to wage war.  His skill and expertise are in keeping with the best traditions of the Army Air Corps."

Mission 26: Pisa, Italy, 29 January 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

1

18 (2)

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Air Medal awarded to 2nd Lt. Thomas Abernathy, Bombardier, 317th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 42-11811, Darkwatch, for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flight on 29 January 1944.  Lt. Abernathy's bomb run resulted in 94% of his bombs hitting within 1000 feet of the Impact Point, causing substantial damage to the enemy's marshalling yards which prevented the transport of supplies to the front lines and hindering his ability to wage war.  His skill and expertise are in keeping with the best traditions of the Army Air Corps."

Mission 27: Villaorba, Italy, 30 January 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

21 (8)

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Mission 28: Klagenfurt, Austria, 31 January 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

45 (33)

7

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Mission 29: Milan, Italy, 9 February 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

1

27 (5)

7

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Air Medal awarded to 2nd Lt. Michael DeMarco, Bombardier, 399th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 42-14194, Raid Hot Mama, for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flight on 9 February 1944.  Lt. DeMarco's bomb run resulted in 93% of his bombs hitting within 1000 feet of the Impact Point, causing substantial damage to the enemy's marshalling yards which prevented the transport of supplies to the front lines and hindering his ability to wage war.  His skill and expertise are in keeping with the best traditions of the Army Air Corps."

Mission 30: Verona, Italy, 14 February 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

25 (5)

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

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