MEDALS & AWARDS

Missions 1 to 10            Missions 11 to 20            Missions 21 to 30        Missions 31 to 40          Missions 41 to 50            Missions 51 to 60        Missions 61 to 70          Missions 81 to 90

Mission 71: Avignon, France, 27 May 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

1 (1)

0

0

 

                                        Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

 

Air Medal (posthumous) awarded to 2nd Lt. Octello Roveretti, Bombardier, 399th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 43-8911, El Toro, for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flight on 27 May 1944.  In his first combat mission, Lt. Roveretti's bomb run resulted in 91% 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 72: Wollersdorf, Austria, 29 May 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

2

0

0

25 (16)

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Silver Star awarded to 1st Lt. Abert Richie, Pilot, 318th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 43-8907, Loaded Dice, for gallantry in action while participating in aerial flight on 29 May 1944.  Suffering a loss of compartment heat as a result of enemy actions, 1st Lt. Richie refused to drop out of formation, thus exposing himself to extreme frostbite conditions and in order to provide the crew the benefits of the mutual defensive fire of the squadron while over enemy territory. His bravery and courage for his fellow airmen are in keeping with the best traditions of the Army Air Corps.

 

Silver Star awarded to 2nd Lt. Randy E. Martinson, Pilot, 318th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 43-8907, Loaded Dice, for gallantry in action while participating in aerial flight on 29 May 1944.  Suffering a loss of compartment heat as a result of enemy actions, 2nd Lt. Martinson was exposed to extreme frostbite conditions and remained in formation in order to provide the crew the benefits of the mutual defensive fire of the squadron while over enemy territory. His bravery and courage for his fellow airmen are in keeping with the best traditions of the Army Air Corps.

Mission 73: Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 30 May 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

1

18 (4)

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Air Medal awarded to 2nd Lt. Lars Olsen, Bombardier, 318th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 43-8885, Jollie Roger, for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flight on 30 May 1944.  2nd Lt. Olsen's bomb run resulted in 95% 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 74: Ploesti, Romania, 31 May 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

71 (33)

13

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Mission 75: Antheor, France, 4 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Mission 76: Vado, Italy, 5 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Air Medal awarded to 2nd Lt. Paul Franchetti, Bombardier, 318th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 42-11829, Iron Lady, for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flight on 5 June 1944.  2nd Lt. Franchetti's bomb run resulted in 97% of his bombs hitting within 1000 feet of the Impact Point, causing substantial damage to the enemy's transportation infrastructure 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 77: Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 6 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

17 (2)

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Mission 78: Leghorn, Italy, 7 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Mission 79: Pola, Italy, 8 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

26 (18)

3

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Mission 80: Munich, Germany, 7 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

27 (17)

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

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