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 71 to 80            Missions 91 to 100

Mission 81: Mestre, Italy, 10 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

6 (3)

7

 

                                        Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Mission 82: Munich, Germany, 13 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

1

2

50 (28)

9

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to 2nd Lt. Buster Hoover, Co-pilot, 399th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 43-8940, Squeeze Play, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 13 June 1944.  2nd Lt. Hoover, who after the command pilot was killed, kept the plane in formation and flew the bomber back to his base.  With the pilot killed and the flight engineer seriously wounded, after the bomb run, 2nd Lt. Hoover by himself successfully piloted his bomber a distance of over 300 miles back to friendly territory and made a successful wheels up landing.  His actions contributed in returning the 8 other crew men to their home base, including two men who were seriously wounded.  His flying ability and devotion to duty are in keeping with the best traditions of the Army Air Corps."

 

Air Medal awarded to 2nd Lt. Steven L. Douglas, Bombardier, 316th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 42-11806, Satin Doll, for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flight on 13 June 1944.  2nd Lt. Olsen's bomb run resulted in 90% of his bombs hitting within 1000 feet of the Impact Point, causing substantial damage to the enemy's aircraft production facilities which prevented the manufacture 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."

 

Air Medal awarded to Sergeant Delbert Janusiak, Gunner, 317th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 43-8950, Dakota Queen, for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flight on 13 June 1944.  Sergeant has been credited with shooting down 3 enemy fighters himself and assisting in shooting down two others, while also causing one enemy aircraft to break off its attack against the Dakota Queen. His marksmanship contributed to the safe return of this aircraft from its mission to Munich, Germany 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 83: Budapest, Hungary, 14 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

1

43 (23)

10

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Air Medal awarded to Sergeant Heine E. Manush, Gunner, 399th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 43-8940, Squeeze Play, for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flight on 14 June 1944.  Sergeant Manush's accuracy accounted in downing no less than 7 enemy fighters.  His accuracy contributed to the safe return of his bomber and six of its crew 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 84: Vienna, Austria, 16 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

45 (30)

11

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Mission 85: Fornovo di Taro, Italy, 22 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 86: Ploesti, Romania, 23 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

44 (21)

29

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Mission 87: Sete, France, 25 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 88: Vienna, Austria, 26 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

35 (27)

16

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Mission 89: Budapest, Hungary, 27 June 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

2

0

19 (6)

0

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to 2nd Lt. Patrick Cleburne, Pilot, 316th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 43-8968, St. Louis Belle, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 27 June 1944.  2nd Lt. Cleburne, along with his co-pilot, successfully ditched their bomber within range of friendly territory.  After ditching his aircraft 2nd Lt. Cleburne was the last to leave the sinking aircraft.  He and the rest of his men took to the rafts, from there they paddled to a nearby friendly island, thus saving himself and 9 other crew members under his command.  His calmness under fire and his flying ability are in keeping with the best traditions of the Army Air Corps.

 

Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to 2nd Lt. Scott Holder, Co-Pilot, 316th Bomb Squadron, 88th Bombardment Group (Heavy), aircraft 43-8968, St. Louis Belle, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 27 June 1944.  2nd Lt. Holder, along with his pilot, helped to successfully ditched their bomber within range of friendly territory, thus saving himself and 9 other crew members.  His calmness under fire and his flying ability are in keeping with the best traditions of the Army Air Corps.

Mission 90: Gyor, Hungary, 2 July 1944

Medal of Honor

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

Purple Heart

POW

0

0

0

0

0

28 (13)

9

Numbers in parentheses are posthumous awards.

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