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Distinguished Flying Cross, U.S. Air Force/Marine Corps/Army
 Korean War Recipients

 

Alphabetical letters below represent the first letter of the last name of
recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross during the Korean War
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Abbott, John (USN) (1st award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign John Abbott (NSN: 0-505134), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights in the Korean Theater during the period 4 July to 25 September 1950. As a pilot of a fighter plane, Ensign Abbott participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Abbott, John (USN) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade John Abbott (NSN: 0-505134), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement and distinguished leadership while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a fighter aircraft attached to Fighter Squadron FIFTY-THREE (VF-53), based on board the U.S.S. Essex (CV-9), during attacks against enemy forces over hostile North Korean territory on 15 January 1952. As Division Leader of a flak-suppression element escorting attack bombers on a strike mission against an important and heavily defended rail and supply center near Yangdok, North Korea, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Abbott preceded the attack bombers into the target area and with utter disregard for his own personal safety and in the face of extremely intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, led his team in repeated bombing and strafing attacks against these anti-aircraft gun positions which were concealed in treacherous mountain terrain. His aggressiveness, courageous leadership and outstanding airmanship enabled his division to suppress the flak so thoroughly that no damage was sustained by the attack bomber elements during their attacks. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Abbott personally destroyed three heavy gun positions and silenced several others. His gallant and untiring devotion to duty was at all time in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Ables, Robert J. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 17443 - 24 December 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Robert J. Ables (MCSN: 0-39391), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 15 July 1952. Captain Ables, as leader of a four-plane flight of a Marine Fighter Squadron, was assigned a deep support mission against targets in the Pyongyang industrial complex. Instrument conditions prevailed at the time of take off, while at cruise altitude the underlying clouds completely obscured the objective area. Despite the difficulties in navigation thus imposed, Captain Ables skillfully directed his flight to the target and completed his let-down through the intervening clouds in the precise position to launch his attack. He immediately pressed his attack against the target in the face of heavy anti-aircraft and intense automatic weapons fire. Direct hits from his bombs caused a large secondary explosion and the complete destruction of an important factory. Captain Ables' outstanding ability and skillful leadership insured the success of a difficult mission. His courageous devotion to duty in the face of the enemy were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Abner, Edward L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders Serial: 10755 – 14 August 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Edward L. Abner (MCSN: 0-25823), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while leading an aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Fighter Squadron in the vicinity of Imdang-ni, North Korea, on 30 October 1951. The close air support mission guided by Captain Abner's daring and skillful leadership accounted for the destruction of ten bunkers and one artillery piece. Despite the fact that his plane was hit by intense and accurate ground fire, he led his flight through repeated attacks on a group of bunkers on a commanding ridgeline overlooking allied ground elements. The flight neutralized the ridgeline and relieved the allied ground troops of their perilous situation. Captain Abner then led his flight through a strafing attack on a gun position behind the ridgeline and destroyed the enemy weapon with his remaining one thousand pound bomb. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Abrahams, Charles W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial: 3709 25 April 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Charles W. Abrahams (MCSN: 0-38626), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot attached to a Marine Aircraft Group, from 23 September 1950 through 1 January 1951. First Lieutenant Abrahams successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat missions in support of our ground forces, destroying and inflicting great damage to concentrations of North Korean vehicles, material and personnel. By his airmanship and devotion to duty in the face of enemy anti-aircraft fire, he contributed materially to the success of our troops. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Ackerman, Arthur H. (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Arthur H. Ackerman (MCSN: 0-23257), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in support of the First Marine Division and the First Marine Aircraft Wing on 20 May 1951. The First Marine Division was withdrawing from the enemy during their "fifth phase" offensive in the Korean Conflict. In providing many close support missions upon the advancing enemy, the Forward Echelons of the FIRST Marine Aircraft Wing Fighter Squadrons in the Hoengsong area developed a critical shortage of bombs, napalm, napalm tanks, and ammunition. Captain Ackerman, while serving as a pilot with the Forward Echelon of a Marine Transport Squadron, flew the vitally needed supplies into a hastily improvised dirt strip located on a river bed. The enemy had infiltrated into the area to the north of the strip. Extreme caution had to be used in approaching the field in order to avoid small arms and mortar fire. The weather was such as to require an instrument let-down on an unreliable homer in dangerous mountain terrain. Despite these hazards Captain Ackerman made this flight in a R-5D aircraft that was overloaded by more than 4,000 pounds. The aircraft was unarmed and loaded in a manner that the crew could not have abandoned it prior to off-loading the cargo. The arrival of the critically needed bombs, napalm, napalm tanks and ammunition enabled the Marine Fighter Squadrons to continue their close support missions, thereby inflicting tremendous damage upon the enemy which greatly contributed to stopping its advance. In addition to the above action, Captain Ackerman participated in more than 300 other flights in heavily loaded aircraft. Many of these flights were carried out under unusually hazardous conditions, including extremely adverse weather with heavy icing and turbulence, inadequate aids to navigation including unreliable homer facilities, hazardous mountain terrain, dangerous runways of the advanced airstrips on many occasions covered with mud or ice and snow and over guerrilla infested territory where aircraft had been fired upon and hit. Many of these flights were made into airstrips tin extreme forward areas where no aids to navigation or crash facilities existed. Captain Ackerman's alertness, efficient actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Adam, Jack H. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 3709 – 25 April 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Jack H. Adam (MCSN: 0-36693), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flights over enemy territory from 1 October 1950 to 12 January 1951. Serving as a Pilot with the FIRST Marine Air Wing Photographic Unit, First Lieutenant Adam successfully completed flying more than one flight each day against the enemy over Korea where enemy anti-aircraft fire was either received or expected. His skilled airmanship and devotion to duty contributed materially to the success of our ground forces during this critical period. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Adams, Arthur H. (USMC) (4th award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Arthur H. Adams (MCSN: 0-6051), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 22 December 1952, Lieutenant Colonel Adams led a flight of Marine jet fighter-bombers against heavily defended enemy front line forces engaged in combat with elements of the First Marine Division. As the flight approached the objective area, a low cloud formation so reduced visibility that positive target identification was extremely difficult. Because of the extreme proximity of the friendly forces and despite intense hostile automatic weapons fire, Lieutenant Colonel Adams made a low reconnaissance run beneath the overcast in order to locate the enemy trenches and mortar positions. When positive of his target, he initiated a daring assault in the face of concentrated defensive fire, scoring direct hits with all his bombs on an enemy personnel shelter and heavy mortar emplacement. His accurate marking of the obscure target enabled the remaining elements of his flight to execute a highly effective attack that completely destroyed the enemy positions. Lieutenant Colonel Adams' bombing accuracy and exemplary leadership were largely responsible for the success of a mission that substantially reduced hostile pressure on friendly troops.

Adams, Arthur H. (USMC) (5th award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Fourth Gold Star in lieu of a Fifth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Arthur H. Adams (MCSN: 0-6051), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea from 10 January 1953 to 13 January 1953, during a series of massed aerial assaults on a heavily defended bridge complex in the vicinity of Sinanju. Confronted by intense defensive fire and under constant threat of attack by superior jet interceptors, Lieutenant Colonel Adams led his squadron in three separate aerial assaults on the target area. In the face of concentrated enemy fire, he initiated a dive bombing attack on a series of enemy gun emplacements, personally scoring direct bomb hits that silenced several of the hostile weapons, thus effectively suppressing the flak over the main target area. Leading his squadron on two successive missions in the same area, by his daring attacks he again neutralized the enemy anti-aircraft and automatic weapons defending the vital bridge complex. Lieutenant Colonel Adams by his aggressive leadership and exceptional bombing accuracy contributed materially to the successful disruption of the re-supply of the enemy front line troops and the destruction of vital transportation facilities and equipment.

Adams, Richard C. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Richard C. Adams (NSN: 0-512903), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a jet fighter and strike leader while attached to Fighter Squadron One Hundred Twelve (VF-112), on board the U.S.S. Philippine Sea (CV-47), in attacks against enemy rail installations and trains west of Kowon, North Korea, on 26 May 1952. By skillfully pressing home repeated bombing attacks in the face of intense anti-aircraft fire, his flight destroyed twelve railroad cars loaded with ammunition and fuel oil and also damaged many other cars with their strafing runs. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Adams personally scored four direct hits with the four 250 pound bombs which were loaded on his F9F-2, an extraordinary feat of accurate bombing. His fortitude and determination in the face of great personal hazard and his accurate bombing under trying conditions contributed to the successful accomplishment of an important mission and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 1714 (July 12, 1952)

Adams, Stanley E. (USMC) (2nd award - 1st was received in WWII)

General Orders: Board Serial 845 - 28 September 1956

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Stanley E. Adams (MCSN: 0-37088), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot of a Plane in Marine Attack Squadron Two Hundred Twelve (VMA-212), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 27 June 1952. Leading a flight of attack aircraft in a mission to attack a heavily defended enemy front line troop concentration, Captain Adams promptly located the enemy position without the aid of customary marking devices, initiated a bombing and strafing attack, accurately marking the target with his direct bomb hits. Despite intense enemy defensive anti-aircraft fire, which damaged his aircraft, Captain Adams led his flight in repeated attacks which accounted for the destruction of two bunkers, damage to three additional bunkers, damage to one artillery piece, destruction of one automatic weapon, and heavy damage to vital enemy supplies. By his courageous leadership, professional skill and unswerving devotion to duty, Captain Adams contributed materially to the infliction of heavy damage on the enemy and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Ahern, Raphael (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 4195 – 5 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Raphael Ahern (MCSN: 0-14500), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 9 January 1952. Major Ahern, leader of the second division of an eight-plane flight of F-4U's was directed by an airborne controller to attack a group of four artillery positions near the town of Ando-ni. Despite intense and accurate enemy anti-aircraft and ground fire, Major Ahern maneuvered his division into position and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, led them on two expertly executed dive bombing runs. He was observed by the airborne controller to have scored a direct hit on his first run and was directly responsible for destroying an enemy artillery piece and damaging a third. Major Ahern's efficient action, courageous leadership and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Aillaud, Emmett R. Jr. (USN) (2nd award - 1st received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial 541 – 6 March 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Emmett R. Aillaud, Jr., United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement and unswerving devotion to duty while participating in aerial flight while serving as Pilot of an attack bomber in Fighter Squadron Fifty-four (VF-54), attached to the U.S.S. Essex (CV-9), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea. On 4 September 1951, with courageous efficiency and utter disregard for his own personal safety, he fearlessly made repeated attacks against enemy ground troops within seventy to one hundred fifty yards of United Nations Forces. Time after time, in the face of withering fire from enemy ground troops, he made low level, scorching napalm attacks, and followed these with precision bombing and strafing until all ammunition was expended. As a result the target was neutralized to the point that friendly forces were able to secure this position shortly thereafter. Upon securing the area under attack, United Nations Forces counted over five hundred enemy dead. His gallant devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Aillaud, Emmett R. Jr. (USN) (3rd award)

General Orders: All Hands (June 1954)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Emmett R. Aillaud, Jr., United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as Pilot of an attack bomber in Fighter Squadron Fifty-Four (VF-54), attached to the U.S.S. Essex (CV-9), in action against hostile North Korean and Chinese Communist Forces on 29 October 1951. On that date, Ensign Aillaud was engaged on a strike against a strategic enemy headquarters located at Kapsan, North Korea. In the face of grave hazards, with precise accuracy, he pressed tree-top-level napalm runs and bombing and strafing attacks against pinpointed targets, until all ordnance was expended and the assigned area was completely demolished. His utter disregard for his own personal safety, coupled with his superb airmanship, aided immeasurably in the successful culmination of this important mission. Heavy and severe losses were sustained by the North Koreans and Chinese Communists as a result of the total destruction imposed upon this vital headquarters center and the annihilation of high ranking military leaders and their advisors. His gallant devotion to duty was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Akagi, Joe L. (USN)

For heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Fighter Plane in Fighter Squadron One Hundred Ninety Four, based on board the U.S.S. Boxer, during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 26 July 1953. Flying as section leader on a strike against enemy rail installations in the heavily defended area of Tanchon, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Akagi surprised a group of two hundred enemy troops repairing damaged rails and immediately initiated strafing attacks on a rail tunnel in which the troops had taken cover. Skillfully pin-pointing his bombing attacks, he succeeded in personally sealing both ends of the tunnel to trap the enemy troops. Despite intense and accurate enemy antiaircraft fire, he carried out additional attacks which severed three railroad bridges and caused two rail cuts. After expending his bombs, he strafed and silenced two active enemy positions to permit the remainder of his flight to complete their bombing attacks. By his expert airmanship, courageous initiative and unswerving devotion to duty, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Akagi contributed in large measure to the success of the Boxer in its assigned missions and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Albers, George H.

Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Serial: 4591 - April 13, 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain George H. Albers (MCSN: 0-30556), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 3 December 1951. Captain Albers, as leader of a flight of four AD's, took off on a close air support mission at the request of the Joint Operations Center. Flying in extremely hazardous weather conditions, he led his flight to a very low altitude below a solid overcast and contacted the pre-assigned controller. Because of the low overcast and reduced visibility in the mountainous area, the controller deemed conditions too hazardous for close air strikes and recommended that the flight return to base. Climbing again through the solid overcast, Captain Albers led his flight to Kosong on the east coast, where better weather conditions prevailed. Exercising his own initiative, he contacted Marlin Control, a Tactical Air Control Party, and was ordered to contact Marlin 6, an airborne controller, for direction. Following the orders of this controller and disregarding intense ground fire, Captain Albers led a series of expertly executed bombing and rocket attacks against supply buildings in the village of Ungong-ni, personally destroying 8 of the 12 buildings destroyed. He then led his flight in repeated strafing and rocket runs against enemy troops entrenched on a ridge near Songtan-ni, resulting in 25 troops killed in action. He was then directed to destroy an artillery piece near the village of Pohyon-ni. Disregarding personal safety, he made several low reconnaissance runs to locate the target, and then led the flight in a bombing attack, destroying the artillery piece with a direct hit. When all ordnance was expended, he led his flight safely to their home base. Captain Albers' initiative, courageous leadership, efficient action and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Albright, Edward H. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial 1071 – 17 November 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Edward Henry Albright (NSN: 0-419391), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving in Fighter Squadron Fifty-Four (VF-54), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 4 July to 22 September 1950. As Pilot of a fighter plane Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Albright participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory. His conduct throughout has distinguished him among those performing duties of the same character.

Albritton, Emory C. (Army)

1st Lieutenant Emory C. Albritton, 0993286, Infantry, United States Army, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Lieutenant Albritton distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating as Senior Jumpmaster in aerial flight over hostile territory during a nighttime, highly classified mission of critical importance to the United Nations Forces engaged in ground combat in Korea.  Lieutenant Albritton, a member of the 8240th Army Unit Aviary Team, without regard for his personal safety, greatly aided the pilot in locating the drop zone for the successful completion of the mission.  Lieutenant Albritton reflects great credit upon himself, the United States Army, and the United States Air Force.

Aldrich, Robert G. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial 1071 – 17 November 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Robert G. Aldrich (NSN: 0-504416), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving in Attack Squadron Fifty-Five (VA-55), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 3 July to 14 September 1950. As a Pilot of an attack bomber Ensign Aldrich participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Aldworth, James (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 1505 – 30 January 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major James Aldworth (MCSN: 0-29001), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 18 September 1952, Major Aldworth led a flight of Marine jet fighters against a heavily defended railway bridge on an enemy main supply route between Sunch'on and Wonsan. Locating the objective in extremely mountainous terrain, he skillfully maneuvered his flight through a precipitous valley and initiated the attack through intense anti-aircraft fire. He scored direct hits with his bombs collapsing two main spans of the bridge and then directed the remaining elements of his flight in the complete destruction of the target. Major Aldworth's outstanding accuracy in delivering his own bombing attack and his exemplary leadership in organizing and directing the flight were largely responsible for the success of a mission that seriously impaired the enemy's rail transportation system. His courageous conduct, professional skill, and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Alexander, Murl V. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 2841 – 5 March 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Murl V. Alexander (MCSN: 0-28175), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy, as a member of Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twelve (VMF-312), on 22 September 1951 in the vicinity of the North Korean city of Saktun-ni. While on a close air support mission, Captain Alexander led his division of four aircraft against a heavy concentration of enemy troops well entrenched in bunkers along a ridge line. Despite adverse weather conditions over the hazardous terrain, he pressed home his attack, scoring a direct hit on the open trenches with napalm, and at the same time sustaining several hits on his own aircraft from nearby anti-aircraft batteries. Despite the fact that his own aircraft was damaged, he directed his flight to continue their runs upon the troop emplacements while he diverted the enemy fire with a separate single-plane attack. Through a series of low level strafing and rocket attacks, he was able to silence the anti-aircraft batteries there by assuring the success of the mission. Captain Alexander's courage, aggressiveness, and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Alexander, Robert D. (USMC)

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Robert D. Alexander (MCSN: 0-39421), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 29 October 1952, Captain Alexander led a flight of Marine attack aircraft against heavily defended enemy front line positions opposing elements of the U.S. Tenth Corps. Searching at dusk under conditions of restricted visibility, he successfully located the obscure objective in extremely mountainous terrain. Immediately initiating a coordinated attack through intense defensive fire, Captain Alexander scored direct hits with his bombs, and then despite increasingly heavy ground fire, continued to lead his flight in repeated low level bombing and strafing assaults on the enemy positions. Captain Alexander's skillful deployment of his flight under adverse conditions was largely responsible for the demolition of twelve enemy occupied bunkers, and the partial destruction of an active enemy artillery battery. His courageous actions, professional skill, and zealous devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

Allen, Gordon L. (USMC) (3rd award - 1st two received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial: 15581 – 28 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Gordon L. Allen (MCSN: 0-10926), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a carrier-based Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 14 July 1953, Major Allen, in answer to an urgent request for all available air support, led a division of Marine attack aircraft against a major enemy troop concentration near Kumsong, North Korea. Despite extremely rough seas, a fifty mile per hour gale sweeping the carrier's deck and a heavy overcast, conditions that would normally preclude combat flight operations from an aircraft carrier, Major Allen safely led his division into the air, through the instrument weather and directly to the target area,. Over the objective the adverse weather prevented dive bombing attacks and he was compelled to conduct his bombing runs by the use of radar. Displaying exceptional professional ability, he scored direct bomb hits that inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. After directing his flight in a highly successful bombing assault, he safely led the division back to the carrier. Major Allen's outstanding accuracy and exemplary leadership were responsible for the success of a mission that disrupted and repulsed one of the largest enemy offensives in over two years, thereby substantially reducing pressure on front line elements of the United Nations ground forces. His courageous conduct, exceptional initiative and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (USN)

Allen, Lawrence Richard

General Orders: Commander Naval Forces Far East
 Serial 1815 - March 5, 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade [then Ensign] Lawrence Richard Allen (NSN: 0-496707), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Allen, Paul L. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 310 – 11 January 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Paul L. Allen (MCSN: 0-15386), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy on 11 August 1951 while attached to a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. Major Allen led a four plane armed reconnaissance flight through adverse weather conditions to the town of Changjon, Korea. In spite of dangerously poor visibility, a low ceiling and intense enemy ground fire, he divided his flight into two units, and made a series of coordinated attacks with napalm, rockets and strafing. Major Allen made repeated attacks until all his ammunition was exhausted. One fuel dump, three supply dumps, and five houses containing approximately seventy-five hostile troops were destroyed. Major Allen's aggressive leadership, skillful airmanship and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Allen, Thomas C. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 9156 – 16 July 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Thomas C. Allen (MCSN: 0-47809), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 14 January 1952. First Lieutenant Allen, as a division leader in a flight of four Ads, took off on a close air support mission at the request of the Joint Operations Center. The flight reported to an airborne controller who marked troops and bunkers near Sohui-ri, as the flight's target. Leaving his flight at an orbit point in the target area, First Lieutenant Allen made two low reconnaissance runs over the target to positively identify it and to verify the positions of friendly forces. First Lieutenant Allen, after rejoining his flight, then initiated a series of expertly executed bombing and strafing runs. In the face of intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire, First Lieutenant Allen scored four direct hits in the target area, inflicting severe damage and many casualties upon the enemy. The airborne controller credited the flight with ninety per cent coverage of the target area, including destruction of four bunkers and fifty enemy casualties. First Lieutenant Allen's courageous leadership, efficient actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Allensworth, Raymond M. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 11195 – 30 November 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Raymond M. Allensworth (MCSN: 0-34801), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight while serving as a pilot attached to a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 27 November 1951, Captain Allensworth took off with his flight from a forward air base. Despite hazardous terrain and conditions of reduced visibility, he led his flight safely to the target area. Working in close conjunction with the forward air controller he immediately located his target of enemy lines and inflicted casualties. Notwithstanding the small arms and automatic weapons fire directed at the planes and with disregard for his own personal safety, Captain Allensworth initiated his attacks. Displaying excellent leadership he directed his planes onto the target, coordinating them in such a manner that the target might be attacked most efficiently and be kept constantly under fire. By his repeated and courageous bombing, napalm and strafing attacks, the enemy positions were destroyed. As a direct result of his outstanding leadership and expert airmanship many enemy troops were killed, four mortar positions were completely destroyed and the fire being received by friendly forces was silenced. Captain Allensworth's skillful flying and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Alley, Lawrence G. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 7160 – 7 May 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Lawrence G. Alley (MCSN: 0-37185), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in action against the enemy in Korea. On 14 January 1953, Captain Alley led a flight of Marine attack aircraft on a specially assigned mission against a heavily defended tunnel directly behind the enemy main line of resistance. Directing his flight to orbit beyond range of hostile anti-aircraft guns, he conducted a low level reconnaissance and, despite intense defensive fire, successfully located the camouflaged objective in extremely mountainous terrain. He then rejoined his flight and led an aggressive dive bombing assault in which he scored direct bomb hits on the obscure portals of the tunnel. Upon completion of this assault, Captain Alley observed that the target was damaged but still in serviceable condition. Without hesitation, he again dived his plane in an individual low level attack through increasingly accurate hostile fire. Although heavy smoke partially obscured the objective, he skillfully skipped his remaining bombs into the tunnel entrance. Captain Alley's outstanding accuracy and perseverance in the delivery of his attack were directly responsible for the complete destruction of this vital target. His courageous conduct, exceptional initiative and selfless devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Allred, James N. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Electronicsman First Class James N. Allred (NSN: 8726310), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a member of a Patrol Plane in Patrol Squadron Forty-One (VP-41). Participating in numerous missions against hostile North Korean forces during the period 21 August 1950 to 2 February 1951, he added greatly to the success of his squadron. Chief Aviation Electronicsman completed thirty-five missions. His courage, skill, and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Alsip, Edward O. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 17437 – 24 December 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Edward O. Alsip (MCSN: 0-19352), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy during operations in Korea on 27 September 1952. While leading a flight of four planes en route to a pre-briefed target, Major Alsip and his wingman were diverted to support a retiring raiding party that was being closely pursued by superior enemy forces. Sighting the enemy troops, Major Alsip pressed his attack to a low altitude so as to achieve maximum effect. Despite intense enemy small arms fire which hit and damaged his aircraft, Major Alsip remained over the area making repeated rocket and strafing runs against the advancing troops. His persistent attacks in the face of great personal danger were responsible for inflicting heavy enemy casualties and so retarded the enemy's advance that the friendly forces were able to make a successful withdrawal. Major Alsip's skillful airmanship and courageous devotion to duty in the face of the enemy were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Anderson, Arland Thomas

Commander 7th Fleet
Serial 1965 - November 28, 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Arland Thomas Anderson (NSN: 0-431139), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Fighter Squadron Seven Hundred Eighty-Three (VF-783), attached to Carrier Air Group 102, operating from the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). On 27 September 1951, he led his section on a bridge strike over hostile enemy-held North Korean territory in the vicinity of strongly defended Hamhung. Lieutenant Anderson, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, made numerous strafing attacks against enemy troops and machine gun positions, despite small arms and anti-aircraft fire in a highly successful effort to rescue a pilot of his flight forced to crash land in the Songchon River as a result of sustaining a hit from enemy anti-aircraft fire. Lieutenant Anderson's actions materially contributed to the destruction of one enemy bridge, in excess of 20 enemy troops killed and the rescue of a fellow naval aviator shot down over enemy territory. His leadership, courage, skilled airmanship, initiative, and judgment were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Anderson, Donald W. (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Donald W. Anderson (MCSN: 0-50367), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of an Attack-Bomber Aircraft in Marine Attack Squadron One Hundred Twenty-One (VMA-121) during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 19 October 1952. While en route to the target the flight leader assigned the division lead to Captain Anderson, because of communication failure. Captain Anderson directed the flight to orbit out of range of anti-aircraft fire while he reconnoitered the area. Captain Anderson then assigned individual targets to each attack bomber and marked each target by attacking the targets with machine gun fire. Captain Anderson skillfully led each aircraft through intense hostile automatic weapons fire in repeated attacks against enemy installations. Captain Anderson personally accounted for one radio station, one automatic weapons and nineteen buildings. His expert airmanship, cool courage, and devotion to duty in the face of hostile anti-aircraft fire served to inspire the members of his flight and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Anderson, Elmer A. Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 16426 – 15 October 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Elmer A. Anderson, Jr. (MCSN: 0-18861), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy of a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 14 November 1951, Major Anderson led a division of Marine Attack Aircraft on a high priority close air support mission against enemy mortars that were inflicting damage on friendly front line units. Promptly locating the objective in mountainous terrain, Major Anderson initiated a low-level bombing and strafing assault. Diving to minimum altitude through intense hostile anti-aircraft fire, he scored direct napalm hits that engulfed the area in flames. With the target clearly defined he then directed the remainder of the flight in an aerial assault that demolished two large bunkers and enemy mortars. Major Anderson's exceptional accuracy and exemplary leadership were responsible for the success of a flight that inflicted heavy casualties and substantially reduced pressure on elements of the United Nations ground forces. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Anderson, George D. Jr. (USN)

Lieutenant Commander George D. Anderson, Jr., is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a member of a patrol plane crew in Patrol Squadron Six during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, Lieutenant Commander (then Lieutenant) Anderson participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Anderson, Harry J. (USMC) (2nd award - 1st was received in WWII)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial: 8387 – 27 May 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Harry J. Anderson (MCSN: 0-13437), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 15 December 1952, Major Anderson led a flight of twelve Marine Attack Aircraft against a large enemy supply establishment. Promptly locating the carefully camouflaged warehouse area, Major Anderson immediately initiated an aggressive bombing attack through intense defensive fire. Scoring direct hits with his own bombs in the center of the target area, he then directed the remainder of the flight in the attack that destroyed ten enemy warehouses, ignited four secondary fires and caused estimated thirty enemy casualties. Major Anderson's outstanding accuracy in the delivering of his own attack and his exemplary leadership in organizing and directing the flight were largely responsible for the success of a mission that caused heavy loss of supplies destined for enemy front line troops. His courageous conduct, exceptional professional skill and devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Anderson, John Verner (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Master Sergeant John Verner Anderson (MCSN: 627517), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving with a Marine Observation Squadron in Korea, on 25 August 1952. Serving as a Pilot of a slow, unarmed observation aircraft, Master Sergeant Anderson displayed outstanding courage and professional skill in the performance of his duties. While flying over enemy territory, he located a large concentration of enemy troops and maneuvered his aircraft to allow his observer to adjust artillery fire on the position. While the observer was directing fire, Master Sergeant Anderson located several active artillery positions firing on friendly troops. With no concern for his personal safety and although subjected to intense enemy anti-aircraft fire he skillfully flew his plane at dangerously low altitudes, enabling the observer to adjust fire on all of the targets. Master Sergeant Anderson's devotion to duty and resourcefulness were an inspiration to all who observed him and materially contributed to the destruction of several enemy positions. His heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Anderson, Norman J. (USMC) (4th award - 1st three were received in WWII)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Norman J. Anderson (MCSN: 0-5256), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twenty-Three (VMF-323) in the Korean Theater during the period 21 September to 28 September 1950. As a Pilot of a fighter plane, Lieutenant Colonel Anderson participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Anderson, Philip B. (USMC)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Philip B. Anderson for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a plane in Marine Attack Squadron One Hundred Twenty-one during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 2 June 1953. Participating in a high priority close air support mission against heavily defended and well-entrenched enemy personnel shelters and mortars that had been inflicting serious damage upon friendly front-line units, Major Anderson led a flight of attack planes to the target area and, discovering that forward visibility had been greatly reduced because of a low cloud ceiling, instructed the group to orbit out of range of hostile anti-aircraft fire while he definitely located the obscure objective. Diving to minimum altitude through an intense barrage of enemy defensive fire, he skillfully maneuvered his aircraft through the precipitous terrain and initiated a daring low-level assault. After scoring direct bomb hits that clearly marked the carefully camouflaged target for the remainder of the flight, he remained at low level and directed repeated attacks that destroyed fifteen enemy personnel shelters and five mortar positions and damaged another fifteen hostile personnel bunkers. By his skilled airmanship, courage and unswerving devotion to duty, Major Anderson was greatly responsible for the success of a mission that inflicted heavy casualties upon the enemy and of friendly ground forces, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Anderson, Robert Victor (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Robert Victor Anderson (MCSN: 0-48854), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a Regimental Artillery Air Observer of Headquarters Battery, Eleventh Marines, First Marine Division (Rein.), FMF,, in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 14 June 1951. First Lieutenant Anderson, flying in a slow unarmed aircraft, observed approximately two hundred enemy troops entrenched on a hillside towards which friendly ground forces were advancing. Recognizing the threat posed by the large enemy force, he quickly called in artillery fire on the positions, flying over it at dangerously low altitudes in order to adjust the fire. Despite the fact that the enemy directed intense automatic weapons and small arms fire on his vulnerable aircraft, he courageously refused to leave the area until the position had been neutralized by artillery fire, and heavy casualties taken by the enemy. His bravery and alertness aided materially in the subsequent seizure of the strategic ground. First Lieutenant Anderson's efficient actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Anderson, Roy Lee (USMC) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Roy Lee Anderson (MCSN: 0-25656), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights against the armed enemy in Korea, on 18 January 1953. Major Anderson, while serving as a Pilot of an evacuation type helicopter attached to a Marine Observation Squadron, volunteered to attempt a hazardous night evacuation mission. Disregarding his personal safety, he unhesitatingly flew his aircraft over difficult mountainous terrain without proper instruments and although a previous flight to the same site had crashed as a result of the restricted visibility, he successfully maneuvered his helicopter to the evacuation point. Upon landing, he directed the loading of two critically wounded Marines and again took off into the total darkness. He delivered the casualties to a rear area medical aid station where they received immediate treatment. Major Anderson's alertness, efficient actions and outstanding devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Andre, John William (USMC) (4th award)

For heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a plane in Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron Five Hundred Thirteen during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 7 June 1952.  While conducting a night intruder mission over enemy main supply routes, First Lieutenant Andre detected an enemy motor convoy proceeding through mountainous terrain and initiated a series of bombing and strafing attacks beneath flare illumination.  Suddenly attacked from the rear by an enemy night interceptor during his ninth low-level assault, he successfully evaded the hostile fire, and, regaining altitude, skillfully maneuvered through the darkness to a position behind his assailant where he opened fire with his own machine guns and sent the enemy aircraft plunging to the earth in flames.  By his outstanding airmanship, initiative and steadfast devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Andre was directly responsible for the destruction of a hostile aircraft and several enemy supply trucks, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Androsko, William E. (USMC) (1st award)

Headquarters, Commander Naval Forces Far East
General Orders: Serial 7784 – 30 December 30 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant William E. Androsko (MCSN: 0-44866), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight in action against the enemy while serving as a Pilot attached to Marine Fighter Squadron Two Hundred Fourteen (VMF-214), aboard the U.S.S. Sicily (CVE-118). Between 3 August and 23 September 1950, First Lieutenant Androsko, at great personal danger, completed his thirty-fifth mission against the enemy. During all these flights enemy air opposition was expected. During most of the flights enemy small arms fire was encountered and many of the flights were in the face of accurate heavy enemy anti-aircraft fire. The effective results of these flights contributed to the ultimate success of the forces defending South Korea. His alertness, efficient actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Androsko, William E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commander Naval Forces Far East
General Orders: Serial 1716 – 1 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant William E. Androsko (MCSN: 0-44866), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving as a Pilot attached to Marine Fighting Squadron Two Hundred Fourteen (VMF-214), aboard the U.S.S. Sicily (CVE-118), on 24 September 1950. As a member of a fighter division operating in extremely close air support of our attacking troops in the Han River area just northwest of Seoul, First Lieutenant Androsko, with a high degree of courage and outstanding skill, exposed himself repeatedly to intense enemy anti-aircraft and small arms fire in order to seek out and destroy enemy troops in heavily-fortified positions. Lieutenant Androsko made continuous strafing and rocket attacks on these positions at very low altitude, destroying many enemy troops and forcing a retreat into semi-concealed caves located at the end of a box canyon. To continue his attack with accuracy on these new positions required that he fly at an extremely low altitude between the walls of the box canyon and recover by zooming over a high cliff at the canyon's end. He succeeded in scoring a direct hit upon several of these caves with his napalm causing the destruction of a large force of the enemy. He continued to make strafing attacks in the face of great hazard of terrain and the enemy fire, giving the enemy no chance to recover from the previous staggering attacks. First Lieutenant Androsko's heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Angle, Charles C. (USMC) (2nd award - 1st was received in WWII)

Headquarters, Commanding General, First Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 9173 – 16 July 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Charles C. Angle (MCSN: 0-31277), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight in connection with military operations against the enemy in Korea, on 14 January 1952. Captain Angle was a member of a four plane flight of fighter aircraft which attacked the town of Changyon. This flight was forced to fly because of adverse weather conditions at extremely low altitudes through mountainous terrain in order to reach the target. At the target area, Captain Angle made numerous bombing, rocket and strafing attacks despite heavy enemy automatic weapons fire from the surrounding ridges. As a result of these attacks, an estimated four hundred hostile troops were killed or wounded, ten buildings were destroyed and ten more damaged. Further damage assessment was impossible because of the smoke and haze obscuring the area. Captain Angle's aggressiveness and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Anglin, Emmett O. Jr. (USMC) (3rd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Emmett O. Anglin, Jr. (MCSN: 0-14779), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine jet fighter squadron in Korea. On 27 May 1953, Major Anglin supported a mission against heavily defended and well entrenched enemy troops that were causing damage on friendly front line positions. Promptly locating the carefully camouflaged objective in mountainous terrain, Major Anglin initiated a dive bombing and strafing assault. Diving through an intense barrage of hostile anti-aircraft fire, he scored direct bomb hits that clearly marked the target for the remainder of the flight. He then led a low level strafing attack that inflicted heavy casualties and destroyed a major enemy strong point. Major Anglin's exceptional accuracy and exemplary leadership were responsible for the success of a flight that substantially reduced pressure on advancing elements of the United Nations ground forces. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Anstock, Kenneth L. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 9207 – 5 October 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Kenneth L. Anstock (MCSN: 0-31252), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight in support of the First Marine Division and First Marine Air Wing during the Korean Conflict. Captain Anstock, while serving as a First Pilot, with the Forward Echelon of Marine Transport Squadron One Hundred Fifty-Two, was directed to fly his aircraft for use as a Tactical Air Direction Center, Airborne. Though no facilities were available among R-5D aircraft at Yonpo Air Strip in North Korea, through the concentrated efforts of Captain Anstock and his crew, an Airborne Tactical Direction Center was installed in an RE-5D aircraft and maintained through daylight hours on 9 December 1950. By remaining for more than twelve hours on station over the target area in an unarmed R-5D, exposed to sporadic anti-aircraft fire, and with enemy aircraft reported in the area, the Tactical Air Direction Center staff was able to direct all tactical aircraft to their targets, and to keep attack areas under observation, noting the results of air strikes against the enemy and the general effectiveness of air support in this operation. As a result of this action, invaluable assistance was rendered to the general effectiveness of air support in this operation and to the First Marine Division on its march from Hagaru-ri to Hamhung. Captain Anstock's alertness, efficient action, and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Appel, Robert Bernard (USN)

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 1965 - November 28, 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Robert Bernard Appel (NSN: 0-438414), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 28 July 1951. Lieutenant Appel serving with Composite Squadron Three (VC-3), Detachment Cha rlie, attached to Carrier Air Group One Hundred Two on board the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31), led a section of two F$U-5NL aircraft on a pre-dawn night heckler mission over hostile North Korean territory on a strike against enemy communication and railroad facilities. Sighting an enemy locomotive with six cars attached leaving the railroad yard at Pukchong he took immediate action leading and directing a series of five bombing rocket and strafing attacks which resulted in the destruction of the locomotive and six boxcars along with severe damage to other boxcars, starting numerous fires, and destroying and damaging enemy anti-aircraft gun emplacements. He was personally credited with the destruction of the locomotive and six boxcars, one gun emplacement and inflicting damage to other enemy facilities. Continuing the mission he attacked and inflicted heavy damage on two other railroad marshalling yards and a group of enemy vehicles personally destroying four trucks. Lieutenant Appel, by his skilled airmanship and resolute courage in the face of enemy fire, led his flight to score in the destruction and damage of many vital and sorely needed enemy communication facilities. His actions were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Archer, Thomas Edison (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 15351 - 24 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Thomas E. Archer (MCSN: 0-27518), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in action against the enemy as a member of a carrier-based Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 24 February 1953, Major Archer participated in the rescue of a downed Marine aviator who was surrounded by enemy troops deep in hostile territory. With complete disregard for his own safety, Major Archer conducted a series of daring minimum altitude strafing assaults, intentionally drawing the heavy hostile fire away from the downed pilot. Displaying superb airmanship, he skillfully maneuvered his aircraft at low level through the intense and accurate barrages of hostile fire and succeeded on several occasions, in completely suppressing all ground fire directed at the downed aviator. Ignoring the increasingly accurate fire that was bursting all around his aircraft, Major Archer repeatedly strafed the enemy positions and although dangerously low on fuel, he continued these assaults with such effectiveness that a rescue helicopter was allowed to effect a successful pick-up less than two hours after the pilot had crash landed deep in enemy territory. Major Archer's heroic actions in subjecting himself repeatedly to enemy fire and his exemplary initiative were responsible for the success of a mission that saved the life of a fellow Marine and caused heavy enemy casualties. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Armagost, William I. (USMC) (1st award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 10167 - 24 June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain William I. Armagost (MCSN: 0-30516), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 5 March 1953, Captain Armagost served as a section leader in a flight of Marine jet fighter-bomber aircraft on a close air support mission in the vicinity of Poekhyon-ni. Working in proximity to friendly front line positions in extremely mountainous terrain, he made a daring low-level napalm attack through intense automatic weapons and small arms fire and scored a direct hit on enemy positions. During the recovery, his aircraft was hit twice by enemy fire with one projectile exploding in the cockpit wounding him in the right leg. Despite the loss of the aircraft's hydraulic system, radio, and one control cable, he flew his aircraft deep into enemy territory to release the remainder of his ordnance lead to avoid endangering friendly forces. Applying a tourniquet to his wounded leg, he calmly proceeded to the nearest friendly airfield where although weak from loss of blood he so skillfully handled his aircraft that he effected an emergency landing without further damaging the aircraft. Captain Armagost's heroic actions, while suffering painful injuries, saved friendly forces from being exposed to the danger of his bomb load and were responsible for the saving of his aircraft from destruction. His courageous conduct, exceptional initiative and steadfast devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Armagost, William I. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 16422 - 15 October 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain William I. Armagost (MCSN: 0-30516), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine jet fighter squadron in Korea. On 17 July 1953, Major Armagost led a division of Marine jet fighter-bombers on a close air support mission against heavily defended and well-concealed enemy automatic weapons that were inflicting serious damage on friendly front line units. Despite extremely adverse weather, he promptly located the carefully camouflaged objective in a mountainous area and initiated a dive bombing and strafing assault. Diving to minimum altitude, he skillfully maneuvered his aircraft through the precipitous terrain to score direct bomb hits on the strategic enemy positions. With the target clearly marked for the remainder of the flight, he then directed a low level aerial attack that damaged two automatic weapons emplacements, three personnel shelters and inflicted heavy enemy casualties. Major Armagost's exemplary leadership and exceptional bombing accuracy were responsible for the success of a flight that substantially reduced pressure on forward elements of the United Nations ground forces. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Armfield, William Frank (HQ Co., 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO95, 29Aug50)

Citations not yet found.  (He received four DFC's.)

2.4.4 30th FA Group in Germany 1954
In early 1954, CPT (later LTC) William "Frank" Armfield was assigned to the Group as a Liaison Pilot after returning from Korea. At an awards ceremony held at the Artillery Kaserne, Col. Seaman presented CPT Armfield with the awards he had earned while serving as a Liaison Pilot with the 25th Infantry Division in combat operations in Korea. The awards presented to CPT Armfield included the Distinguished Flying Cross w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal w/18 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart. {Note: A picture of this awards presentation ceremony was found in the National Archives and a copy was hung in the 30th FA Regimental Room during the 80th Anniversary Celebration held at Fort Sill, OK in 1998. LTC Armfield also served later in Vietnam as an Aviator.} In July 1954, the 30th FA Group relocated to Yorkhof Kaserne in Hanau, Germany. This was followed in August of 1954, when Col. Seaman turned command of the Group over to COL (later LTG) Thomas W. Dunn. No other documents have been found describing the other activities involving the 30th FA Group for 1954.

Armstrong, Gerald C. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Serial 5910 - 11 May 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Gerald C. Armstrong (MCSN: 0-35977), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 20 November 1951. Captain Armstrong, as a member in a flight of four fighter aircraft, took off on an armed coastal reconnaissance mission with instructions to bomb the village of Chadolba, unless a more important target presented itself. Flying over mountainous terrain, and through adverse cloud cover, Captain Armstrong located the assigned target village and participated in a series of well coordinated bombing, rocket, and strafing attacks. Many hostile troops were observed running for cover as the aircraft bombed the area. By keeping these troops under constant fire, this flight was able to inflict approximately one hundred and seventy observed enemy casualties. In addition to the enemy casualties, twenty-five buildings were either destroyed or seriously damaged by this attack. The village of Chadolba was severely damaged when the flight terminated their attack and departed for their home base. Captain Armstrong's efficient leadership and skilled airmanship were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Armstrong, Marshall B. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 6299 - 24 April 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Marshall B. Armstrong (MCSN: 0-52243), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with a carrier-based Marine Squadron in Korea. On 28 November 1952, First Lieutenant Armstrong led a flight of attack aircraft against a heavily defended enemy troop concentration at Naedong-ni. Promptly locating the village, in which three hundred and fifty Chinese Communist troops were billeted, he led a daring low level napalm attack through a narrow valley that offered the only approach to the target. Despite automatic weapons fire from the hills on either side, First Lieutenant Armstrong pressed to minimum altitude and scored direct hits with his fire bombs on the enemy stronghold. He then directed his flight in a series of rocket and strafing attacks that spread the flames through the entire village. Continuing an armed reconnaissance along the coast of the Haeju Peninsula, First Lieutenant Armstrong detected two separate groups of enemy supply vessels hidden in isolated coves. Despite heavy defensive fire, these targets were immediately subjected to machine gun and rocket assaults that demolished all serviceable craft. Through his outstanding leadership and the exceptional accuracy of his own attacks, First Lieutenant Armstrong contributed substantially to the destruction or damage of thirty-five buildings, the sinking of seven enemy supply vessels and the infliction of heavy casualties on hostile troops. His courageous conduct, professional skill and zealous devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Armstrong, Robert P. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial 49 - 13 January 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Robert P. Armstrong (NSN: 0-496936), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Fighter Squadron One Hundred Thirteen (VF-113), embarked in U.S.S. PHILIPPINE SEA (CV-47), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 6 August to 17 October 1950. As a Pilot of a Corsair Fighter plane, he participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Armstrong, Victor A. (USMC) (3rd award)

Citation not yet found.

Arnold, Joe H. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (January 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Commander Joe H. Arnold (NSN: 0-77741), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron FORTY-SEVEN (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-six combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Aron, Karl (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 15192 - 21 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Karl Aron (MCSN: 0-47574), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine jet fighter squadron in Korea. On 16 June 1953, First Lieutenant Aron led a division of Marine jet fighter-bombers on a close air support mission against heavily defended enemy troops that were advancing toward friendly front line positions. Promptly locating the carefully camouflaged troop concentrations in mountainous terrain, First Lieutenant Aron initiated a low level napalm and strafing assault. Diving to minimum altitude through intense hostile anti-aircraft fire, he scored direct napalm hits that clearly marked the objective. After directing the remainder of the flight in a successful napalm attack, he then led repeated strafing assaults that inflicted heavy enemy casualties and left the area engulfed in flames. First Lieutenant Aron's exceptional accuracy and exemplary leadership were responsible for the success of a flight that stopped a major enemy advance and substantially reduced pressure on elements of the United Nations ground forces. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Ashe, Frank (USMC) (2nd award - 1st received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 11406 - 6 December 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Frank Ashe (MCSN: 0-30141), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy and while serving as a pilot attached to a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 3 October 1951, Captain Ashe, in response to an urgent call for close air support from a forward air controller, took off with his flight from a forward air base. Despite adverse weather and hazardous terrain, he led his flight accurately and safely to the target area. Working in close conjunction with the forward air controller, he quickly located his target as a concentration of heavily defended, well entrenched enemy bunkers, containing many enemy troops and mortars. These weapons were pouring relentless fire on friendly forces and inflicting heavy casualties. Notwithstanding the intense and accurate automatic fire directed at the aircraft, Captain Ashe, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, coordinated his flight so as to most advantageously strike the enemy positions and initiated his attacks. Directing and leading the flight, he repeatedly attacked the objective until all bunkers were completely covered by napalm and bombs and his mission was successfully accomplished. As a direct result of his outstanding leadership and expert airmanship, thirty enemy troops were killed, four bunkers containing mortars were destroyed and the fire being received by friendly forces was silenced. Captain Ashe's skillful flying and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Ashman, James S. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 37 - 2 January 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain James S. Ashman (MCSN: 0-29808), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 26 October 1951. Serving as the Pilot of a slow, unarmed, observation aircraft, Captain Ashman was on a reconnaissance flight forward of the friendly lines in the Ku-dong area, when he was assigned the mission of locating enemy strong points and troop concentrations in front of a friendly patrol. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, he searched the area at a dangerously low altitude, exposing his vulnerable aircraft to intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire. By his courageous actions he located several enemy strong points and directed the fighter aircraft for the attack, thereby contributing materially to the success achieved by the friendly patrol. Captain Ashman's courageous conduct and selfless devotion to duty were exemplary and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Atkins, Thomas Manson (USAF)

Thomas Manson Atkins, Airman, United States Air Force, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as flying as an aerial gunner of a B-26 type light bomber, on a night interdiction mission against enemy transportation facilities in the vicinity of Yul, Korea, Airman Atkins displayed outstanding skill and airmanship. He was instrumental in the sighting of enemy convoy and initiating an attack. Seven bombing runs and three strafing passes resulted in the destruction of eighteen vehicles. Heavy automatic weapons and small arms fire and heavy anti-air-craft fire was encountered. He pinpointed the enemy and the automatic weapons fire were silenced. The attack was continued until all ordnance had been expended. The destruction caused by this highly successful mission deprived the enemy of badly needed supplies and transportation facilities. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, Airman Atkins brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as a result of his actions on 22 January 1952. Thomas Manson Atkins is a member of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society.

Augsburger, William Elias (USAF)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 69 - September 06, 1952

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant William Elias Augsburger (AFSN: FR-26919/AO-1912199), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while flying a combat mission in support of the United Nations Forces on 17 October 1951. As element leader in a flight of F-80 type aircraft on an armed reconnaissance mission near Yul-li, Korea, Lieutenant Augsburger was flying top cover for the first element when he sighted two enemy anti-aircraft guns. He immediately led his element in attacks against these guns until both were destroyed. Later, flying at extremely low altitude, he sighted what appeared to be a number of tire tracks leading into a village. He notified the first element of his discovery and led the second element in to attack the village. On his first strafing pass, he started a large petroleum, oil and lubrication fire which burned intensely and spread to other warehouses. He led the flight and pressed the attack on pass after pass until all ammunition had been expended. As a result, eight petroleum, oil and lubrication fires were started and spread rapidly to adjoining buildings indicating the destruction of vital supplies and the destruction of numerous buildings and enemy equipment. By his alertness and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Augsburger has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Ausen, Layton S. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division
General Orders: Serial 16606 - 18 May 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Layton S. Ausen (MCSN: 0-29401), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while serving with the FIRST Marine Division on 8 January 1953. Serving as a pilot Captain Ausen displayed exceptional courage, professional skill and devotion to duty. During an extremely dangerous flight over hostile territory he fearlessly remained in the area and enabled his artillery spotter to direct and adjust fire against enemy fortifications. Despite the persistent and intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire, he remained on station nearly four hours and continued to maneuver with such skill as to afford the spotter accurate observation to complete his mission of adjusting the fires of more than one unit on separate targets concurrently. As a result of his determined efforts, thirteen active enemy mortars were neutralized and the advance of two separate enemy reinforcing troops movements was halted. Captain Ausen's alertness, efficient actions and outstanding devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Austin, Harold R. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Harold R. Austin for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight under exceptional conditions. Major Austin has distinguished himself in the accomplishment of missions of greatest importance to the United States Air Force during the period 1953 and 1954. Through effective leadership and personal heroism under extremely hazardous flight conditions, he has demonstrated outstanding proficiency and steadfast devotion to duty. In the performance of these special missions of vital significance to the United States, Major Austin has reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Austin, Marshall S. (USMC)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Marshall S. Austin for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Eleven during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 11 April 1953. Leading a flight of jet fighter-bombers on a close air support mission against heavily defended and well-entrenched enemy front-line elements which were inflicting serious damage on advancing friendly ground forces, Captain Austin quickly located the enemy positions in the flight to orbit at a safe altitude, carried out a run to positively identify the objective which was in close proximity to friendly units. Initiating a low level assault through intense hostile anti-aircraft fire, he scored a direct bomb hit on the enemy bunkers. Having clearly marked the target for the remainder of his flight, he rejoined the orbiting aircraft to lead them in repeated bombing and strafing attacks that completely destroyed the enemy positions. By his expert airmanship, marked courage and resourceful initiative, Captain Austin was largely responsible for the success of a mission that inflicted heavy casualties upon the enemy and substantially reduced pressure on advancing friendly forces. His skilled leadership and unwavering devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Avant, Percy F. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Percy F. Avant, Jr. (MCSN: 0-13371), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight over enemy territory from 28 September to 9 December 1950. Major Avant successfully completed his 1st to 35th combat missions against the enemy over Korea where enemy fire was either received or expected. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Axtell, George Clifton Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel George Clifton Axtell, Jr. (MCSN: 0-6857), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot and Commanding Officer of carrier based Marine Attack Squadron Three Hundred Twelve (VMA-312), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 24 June 1952. Reaching the objective area prior to the arrival of the striking force while serving as Tactical Air Coordinator for a massed aerial assault against heavily defended enemy hydroelectric installations, Lieutenant Colonel Axtell initiated a daring bombing assault in the face of heavy, accurate hostile anti-aircraft fire and, after completing his attack, conducted a low-level photographic reconnaissance until the main strike group arrived. Directing the striking force of jet and propeller driven fighter-bombers in a closely coordinated and highly destructive attack on the extensive enemy installations, he remained in the area at low altitude following the withdrawal of the friendly assaulting planes to complete photographic damage assessments. By his exemplary leadership and resolute perseverance in remaining at low-level altitude to direct his division while under constant hostile anti-aircraft fire, Lieutenant Colonel Axtell was largely responsible for the success of a mission that obtained vital intelligence information and seriously damaged enemy electrical power installations. His superb airmanship and unswerving devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


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Baade, Russell D. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 1040 - 31 January 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Russell D. Baade (MCSN: 0-35228), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy, as a member of Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twelve (VMF-312), on 6 September 1951, in the vicinity of Kumwa-ri, Korea. While on a Close Air Support mission, Captain Baade attacked and scored direct hits with his napalm bombs on two heavily armored tanks. In spite of the adverse weather conditions over hazardous terrain and in the face of intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, he made repeated low level bombing and strafing attacks until both tanks were completely destroyed. The primary mission accomplished, Captain Baade and his flight were then diverted by the air controller to an exposed enemy troop concentration near the North Korean city of Kuhwa-ri. By his skillful airmanship in his low level strafing runs he was able to inflict heavy casualties upon the enemy resulting in the neutralization of this position, thereby materially contributing to the success of the attack then being conducted by friendly ground troops. Throughout these engagements Captain Baade displayed outstanding qualities of skill, aggressiveness and courage and his actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bacas, George A. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 7160 - 7 May 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain George A. Bacas (MCSN: 0-49327), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 18 January 1953, Captain Bacas led a flight of Marine Attack Aircraft against a heavily defended concentration of enemy mortars then firing on elements of the Sixth Republic of Korea Division. He promptly located the cleverly concealed positions in a valley and initiated an aggressive bombing attack through a heavy defensive crossfire from nearby ridges. Scoring direct hits with his bombs, he then led and directed his flight in the complete destruction of the mortar positions. Observing several adjacent hostile installations Captain Bacas immediately pressed a low level diving assault and set fire to several personnel shelters with a napalm bomb. He resolutely continued to lead his flight in repeated attacks until one hundred per cent coverage of the target area was accomplished. Captain Bacas' courageous actions and his outstanding leadership in organizing and directing his flight were largely responsible for the success of a mission that substantially reduced enemy pressure on front line positions of friendly troops. His exemplary conduct, professional skill, and steadfast devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Baden, John P. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 391 - 13 January 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain John P. Baden (MCSN: 0-36002), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving as a Pilot in a Marine Fighting Squadron in Korea. On 29 August 1951, Captain Baden took off with his flight on a special strike to disrupt the enemy rail supply route at Kumch'on, Korea. Despite adverse weather conditions and hazardous terrain, Captain Baden evidenced expert leadership ability by accurately and safely directing his flight deep into enemy territory to this enemy stronghold. Notwithstanding the heavy and accurate anti-aircraft fire over the target, Captain Baden, without regard for his own personal safety, positioned his planes to as to make the most effective strike against the objective and initiated his attack. Skillfully employing his planes to the best advantage, he repeatedly bombed and strafed the target. As a direct result of his skillful airmanship and courageous attacks one enemy rail tunnel was completely closed, one rail bridge was severely damaged and three separate rail cuts were effected. These attacks and the ensuing damage greatly impeded the flow of vitally needed supplies to the enemy front line positions. Captain Baden's skillful flying and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Badewitz, Charles "J"

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Charles "J" Badewitz (NSN: 0-250773), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as flight leader and pilot of an attack bomber in Attack Squadron Nine Hundred Twenty-Three (VA-923), attached to the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31), in attacks on North Korean and Chinese Communist forces. On 25 August 1951, Lieutenant Badewitz was assigned the important mission of destroying the heavily defended railroad and highway bridges located near Saenggiryong, North Korea. He successfully led a series of attacks on these bridges, and scoring direct hits with his general purpose bombs, he aided his flight in knocking out two complete spans of the highway bridge and one large section of the railroad bridge, rendering both of these primary targets completely unusable. His brilliant leadership and accurate strafing and bombing aided his division in heavily damaging and destroying two other highway bridges as TomYon and Ponggang, and important railroad bridges at CyhongYong and Kosong-Dong. He then led his flight in skillful strafing and napalm attacks on a camouflaged enemy locomotive near Usajang, which was destroyed, and six railroad cars, loaded with gasoline and vital foot stuffs, which exploded and completely burned. At Sangnyen-ni, Lieutenant Badewitz made two low-level napalm and strafing runs on ten boxcars, and scored direct hits with his 20-mm. ammunition and napalm, which left five of these boxcars in flames. His courageous leadership and alert aggressiveness, despite the intense and accurate small arms fire encountered at nearly all of these vital targets, made possible this tremendous amount of devastation, which has seriously hampered the enemy effort. His gallant devotion to duty was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Badger, Guy O. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 4101 - 3 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Guy O. Badger (MCSN: 0-46820), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a Fighter aircraft against the enemy over Korea on 10 August 1951. First Lieutenant Badger, as section leader of a four plane flight, flew through adverse weather and over mountainous terrain on a close air support mission in the area of Komisong-ni. In the face of intense enemy ground fire, he pressed home a series of napalm, rocket and strafing attacks. The airborne controller confirmed the accuracy of this strike and reported that it destroyed enemy supplies, inflicted one hundred and seventy enemy casualties and completely neutralized numerous enemy machine guns in the area. First Lieutenant Badger's superb airmanship, aggressive spirit and courageous action were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bagwell, Ralph Maxwell (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Commander Ralph Maxwell Bagwell (NSN: 0-85753), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of an attack bomber plane and Commanding Officer of Attack Squadron Thirty-Five (VA-35), attached to the U.S.S. Leyte (CV-32), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 11 October to 12 December 1950. A superb leader and skilled airman, Lieutenant Commander Bagwell led his division on search and rescue missions, close air support flights and daring bombing attacks against enemy military targets in Songjin, Ch'onjin, Wonsan, Mapsu, Hungnam, Sinuiju, Hyesanjin, Sakchu, Ch'ongch'ong and Chosin Reservoir. Flying his aircraft in the face of hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron in inflicting heavy losses upon the enemy and in providing excellent air support for friendly ground forces. On 12 December 1950, while pressing home low-altitude bombing attacks against the enemy in the vicinity of Huich'on, he executed a forced crash landing and was last seen in custody of enemy troops. His cool courage, expert airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bailey, Austin J. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 1122 - 2 February 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Austin J. Bailey, Jr. (MCSN: 0-25781), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while attached to Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twelve (VMF-312), on 16 October 1951. Captain Bailey, as a member of a twelve plane strike took off on a mission against an enemy railroad bridge as directed by the Joint Operations Center. Despite intense and accurate enemy anti-aircraft fire, Captain Bailey scored direct hits on the target. On the recovery from his first run Captain Bailey's aircraft was hit by enemy fire. He then made two additional attacks on the enemy anti-aircraft positions, destroying both. During these attacks Captain Bailey's aircraft was hit again and he was forced to ditch his plane at sea where he was picked up by an amphibious rescue plane. Captain Bailey's efficient action and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bailey, William C. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial 1139 - 29 November 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign William C. Bailey (NSN: 0-507924), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights while serving with Attack Squadron One Hundred Fifteen (VA-115), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea during the period from 6 August to 19 October 1950. As Pilot of an Attack Bomber attached to the U.S.S. Philippine Sea (CV-47), he participated in 35 strike missions over enemy territory.

Baird, Jesse F. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 15192 - 21 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant Jesse "F" Baird (MCSN: 0-58796), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving with a Marine jet fighter squadron in Korea. On 16 June 1953, as a member of a flight of Marine jet fighter-bombers, Second Lieutenant Baird participated in an armed reconnaissance mission. Near Sinanjung-ri, he located a heavily defended road bridge situated on the enemy's supply route and immediately initiated a daring dive bombing attack. Diving in the face of intense hostile anti-aircraft fire, Second Lieutenant Baird skillfully maneuvered his aircraft through the precipitous terrain to score direct bomb hits. Regaining altitude he detected a carefully camouflaged anti-aircraft position and conducted a low level strafing assault that effectively suppressed the defensive fire. His outstanding bombing accuracy and exemplary initiative were responsible for the success of a mission that destroyed a vital enemy bridge and inflicted heavy enemy casualties. Second Lieutenant Baid's courageous conduct and steadfast devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Baker, Charles E. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 15192 - 21 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant Charles E. Baker (MCSN: 0-55326), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Fighting Squadron in Korea. On 15 June 1953, Second Lieutenant Baker led a flight of Marine jet fighter-bombers on a close air support mission against a heavily defended bridge over which enemy troops and supplies were moving in an all-out effort to advance. Promptly locating the objective Second Lieutenant Baker immediately initiated a daring dive bombing attack and despite its accurate hostile anti-aircraft fire scored a direct bomb hit. He then led repeated low-level assaults that destroyed the bridge and inflicted heavy enemy casualties. Regrouping his division, Second Lieutenant Baker sighted a carefully camouflaged enemy ammunition dump in the immediate area and after receiving permission, directed the flight in several coordinated assaults. Diving through an intense barrage of defensive fire to low level, he again scored direct hits with his bombs that caused large secondary explosions. His exceptional bombing accuracy and exemplary leadership were responsible for the success of a mission that substantially reduced pressure on front line units of the United Nations ground forces. Second Lieutenant Baker's courageous conduct, outstanding initiative and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Baker, James W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 3114 - 28 February 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major James W. Baker (MCSN: 0-19347), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 10 November 1952, Major Baker led a flight of Marine attack aircraft in an assault on a vital and heavily defended enemy electrical power station in the vicinity of Chaeryong, North Korea. Upon approaching the target area, he directed his flight to remain at a safe altitude and descended to make an individual reconnaissance run to positively identify the objective. He then rejoined his flight and despite intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, led and directed repeated bombing and rocket assaults that completely demolished the transformer building and surrounding high tension terminals. Major Baker's outstanding leadership in organizing and directing the attack was largely responsible for the success of a mission that seriously reduced the electric power available to the enemy. His courageous actions, professional skill, and devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Baker, James W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 8934 - 17 June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major James W. Baker (MCSN: 0-19347), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 14 December 1952, Major Baker led a flight of four Marine attack aircraft against a heavily defended enemy troop concentration and supply center near the coastal area of Chonnang-ni. Temporarily diverted from his primary target to search for a large cave suspected of housing an enemy ammunition dump, Major Baker conducted a low level reconnaissance. He quickly detected the cave and initiated a rocket assault that scored several damaging hits. Proceeding to his previously assigned target, he instructed the flight to orbit out of range of hostile weapons while he conducted an attack through intense hostile anti-aircraft fire. After deliberately exposing himself to the hostile fire to make certain his flight has spotted the anti-aircraft positions, Major Baker controlled each bombing run with such skill that complete destruction of the enemy installation was achieved and heavy enemy casualties were inflicted. During the final attack on the target, one of the attacking aircraft was hit by the increasingly accurate hostile fire and the pilot was forced to parachute into the icy water off of the coast of North Korea. Immediately alerting rescue facilities, Major Baker directed the remainder of his flight to establish a protective cover over the downed pilot while he made repeated low sweeps, one more exposing himself to enemy fire, in order to keep the pilot in sight. His cool, clear instructions to the helicopter rescue team brought about a swift and successful rescue of the downed pilot. His courageous actions, professional skill, and devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Baker, Raymond W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 12266 - 31 December 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Raymond W. Baker (MCSN: 0-28193), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 13 August 1951. Captain Baker, as leader of a flight of four aircraft took off on a close air support mission directed by the Joint Operations Center. He was directed to report to a Tactical Air Controller Airborne near the town of Chuktai-ri. The Controller marked the target which consisted of troops on the reverse slope of a ridge, gun positions on the ridge, and bunkers on the forward slope of the ridge. Captain Baker, disregarding intense enemy small arms fire, made two low runs over the area to determine the exact positions of the enemy targets and the exact position of friendly lines. Then he led his flight on a series of expertly calculated napalm, rocket, and strafing attacks, inflicting seventy-five confirmed enemy casualties, destroying three gun positions, three bunkers, and starting three fires in ammunition or fuel oil dumps. Captain Baker's fearless leadership and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Balcom, Leonard C. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 13032 - 12 August 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Leonard C. Balcom (MCSN: 0-49312), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 18 February 1953, First Lieutenant Balcom led a flight of Marine attack aircraft on a close air support mission against heavily defended and well-entrenched enemy positions that had been inflicting serious damage on units of the 7th Republic of Korea Division. As he approached the target area, First Lieutenant Balcom instructed the flight to orbit out of range of hostile anti-aircraft fire while he searched out the objective. Locating the carefully camouflaged enemy position in extremely mountainous terrain, he rejoined his flight and, despite heavy hostile ground fire, led an aggressive bombing attack in which he scored direct bomb hits that clearly marked the target for the remainder of his flight. He then conducted an individual napalm attack, diving to minimum altitude through the precipitous terrain, and scored a direct napalm hit that engulfed the area in flames. First Lieutenant Balcom's outstanding bombing accuracy and exemplary leadership were largely responsible for the success of a mission that completely destroyed a major enemy stronghold and substantially reduced pressure on elements of United Nations ground forces. His courageous conduct and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Baldwin, Charles F. Jr. (USMC ) (Army award)

Headquarters, Commanding General, XV Corps
General Orders No. 24 - 4 November 1950

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Army Award) to First Lieutenant Charles F. Baldwin, Jr. (MCSN: 0-27581), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving with a Marine Night Fighter Squadron on 29 September 1950, while participating in his first night combat mission and with very limited night fighting experience. Lieutenant Baldwin was directed to attack an enemy strongpoint which was inflicting heavy casualties on friendly forces. Because of darkness and the close proximity of friendly forces to the target, an hour was required for him to locate and identify the target. Although very low on fuel and hampered by almost complete darkness he pressed his attack at dangerously low levels, scored direct hits with rockets and strafing, and completely destroyed the enemy target. Lieutenant Baldwin's skill, courage, and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Ball, Vernon E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 13894 - 29 August 1959

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Vernon E. Ball (MCSN: 0-26241), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a carrier-based Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 24 February 1953, Major Ball participated in the rescue of a downed Marine aviator who was surrounded by enemy troops deep in hostile territory. With complete disregard for his own safety, Major Ball conducted a series of daring minimum altitude strafing assaults, intentionally drawing the heavy hostile fire away from the downed pilot. Displaying superb airmanship, he skillfully maneuvered his aircraft at low level through the intense and accurate barrages of hostile anti-aircraft fire, and succeeded on several occasions, in completely suppressing all ground fire directed at the downed aviator. Ignoring the increasingly accurate fire that was bursting all around his aircraft, Major Ball conducted repeated dummy strafing assaults at the enemy positions successfully restraining the enemy troops from advancing. Although dangerously low on fuel, he continued these dummy attacks until the rescue was completed. His heroic actions in subjecting himself repeatedly to enemy fire and his exemplary initiative were responsible for the success of a mission that saved the life of a fellow Marine and inflicted heavy enemy casualties. Major Ball's courageous conduct, outstanding professional ability and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Ballant, Dennis W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 12270 - 31 December 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Dennis W. Ballant (MCSN: 0-24808), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while serving as a pilot attached to a Maine Fighter Squadron. On 7 July 1951, Captain Ballant took off with his division from an advanced air base on a special strike to destroy a known enemy supply dump. Despite adverse weather and hazardous terrain, Captain Ballant led his flight safely into the objective. Notwithstanding the heavy accurate anti-aircraft fire being received from the target area and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, Captain Ballant initiated his attacks. Repeatedly he bombed and strafed the target until the entire area was in smoke and flames. With his remaining bomb load he then attacked a newly built bridge scoring a direct hit. As a result of these attacks a large enemy supply area was completely destroyed and a rail bridge along a main supply rail route was seriously damaged. Captain Ballant's skillful flying and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Ballard, Dewey E. (USAF)

Dewey E. Ballard is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Captain, 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, United States Air Force.  Captain Dewey Eugene Ballard distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over Korea on April 7, 1951.  Captain Ballard took off, alone and unarmed, in an RF-80 aircraft, and flew deep into enemy territory.  As he approached his targets, Captain Ballard sighted six enemy MiG-15 type aircraft.  Although outnumbered by superior enemy fighters, Captain Ballard continued with his mission, subjecting himself to certain attack.  During the process of taking his photographs, Captain Ballard was attacked by the enemy fighters.  By his superior flying ability and his knowledge of the enemy fighter capabilities, Captain Ballard was able to outmaneuver them and discourage their attack.  As they broke off, Captain Ballard continued with his mission.  Again he was attacked, this time by three MiG-15's and again he outmaneuvered the enemy until they broke off the attack.  A single MiG-15 engaged Captain Ballard and for the third time in 15 minutes, he was forced to resort to evasive maneuvers.  Finding himself extremely low on fuel due to the high power settings necessitated by the aerial combat, Captain Ballard was forced to return to his base.  As a result of his tenacity and disregard for personal safety, Captain Ballard was able to obtain information of immeasurable value to the United Nations Forces.  By his courage and great devotion to duty, Captain Ballard has brought great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces and the United States Air Force.

Balocco, Eddy P. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 283 - 9 January 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant Eddy P. Balocco (MCSN: 0-51298), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 25 September 1951. Second Lieutenant Balocco as wingman of the last section of an eight-plane flight, took off on a rail cut mission as directed by the Joint Operations Center. His flight leader proceeded to the vicinity of the town of Sunchon and began to lose altitude in preparation for the attack upon the section of rail lines assigned as the target. As he was turning toward the target, Second Lieutenant Balocco observed twelve enemy aircraft, starting an attack from above. He notified his flight leader of the unexpected threat, jettisoned his bombs, and turned into the enemy. Without regard for his own personal safety, Second Lieutenant Balocco met the attacking enemy planes head on. The unexpected fire brought to bear by Second Lieutenant Balocco and his section leader disrupted the enemy formation thereby diverting the attack from the remainder of their flights. Having broken the initial attack, Second Balocco displayed outstanding tactical ability in coordinating his movements with those of his section leader thereby gaining mutual protection from the enemy aircraft and preventing the enemy from the remainder of his flight. Though outnumbered six-to-one Second Lieutenant Balocco continued to engage the enemy in combat until the enemy broke from the engagement. Second Lieutenant Balocco's efficient action, and devotion to duty, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bane, George A. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial 1252 - 23 December 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade George A. Bane (NSN: 0-378314), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Attack Squadron Fifty-Five (VA-55), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 19 August to 18 November 1950. As Pilot of an Attack Bomber, he participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Bannan, James M. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division
General Orders: Serial 28534 - 15 October 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant James M. Bannan (MCSN: 0-50929), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 15 March 1952. Second Lieutenant Bannan, serving with a Marine Observation Squadron as a pilot of a slow, unarmed, observation type aircraft was on a reconnaissance mission, when he was called upon to direct an air strike by jet type aircraft upon enemy artillery positions. Though he received an intense volume of enemy automatic weapons and small arms fire, he, with complete disregard for his safety made a low, and hazardous run over the enemy positions in order to effectively and accurately mark the target with a smoke grenade. During the air strike, he orbited continuously within range of enemy small arms fire to effectively control the air strike. Though still encountering heavy ground fire from positions in the area, he made another extremely low pass over the target to accurately assess the damage inflicted by the strike. Second Lieutenant Bannan's initiative, coolness under fire, and devotion to duty were exemplary to all who observed him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barbour, Robert J. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 8601 - 7 July 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Robert J. Barbour (MCSN: 0-21057), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as the pilot of a fighter aircraft on 3 March 1952. Captain Barbour, as a member of a four plane flight, took off on a pre-briefed strike to work with an airborne controller, who directed the flight to the target area, which was the village of Kosong. Upon arrival at the designated area, he participated in a series of well coordinated bombing attacks, and despite intense fire form automatic weapons and sharply rising terrain immediately beyond the target, pressed his attack to ground level. With exceptional accuracy he placed his bombs exactly in an enemy Command Post housed in the village, destroyed it and the surrounding buildings, and inflicted fifty enemy casualties. The flight then proceeded to a secondary target, where Captain Barbour, in another series of attacks, contributed to the destruction of several bunkers and the infliction of twenty-five more enemy casualties. Captain Barbour's superb airmanship and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barclay, John H. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 5163 - 5 June 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant John H. Barclay (MCSN: 0-47744), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in the Korean area on 6 May 1951. Lieutenant Barclay, while serving as a pilot attached to a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron, discovered and attacked an enemy vehicle convoy loaded with troops at Hunsan, Korea. Despite the hazards imposed by darkness and the rugged terrain, he aggressively initiated a series of devastating attacks on the enemy. Ignoring intense anti-aircraft and small arms fire he pressed home his attacks against the enemy to minimum safe altitudes to bring his guns and bombs to bear. As a result of his superb airmanship and outstanding courage eighteen enemy vehicles were burned or damaged and numerous casualties inflicted among the enemy troops. His aggressiveness, total disregard for personal danger and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barden, Arnold W. (USMC) (1st award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 4600 - 13 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Arnold W. Barden (MCSN: 0-33801), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight during operations against the enemy in Korea. Captain Barden, serving as a pilot attached to a Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron engaged in a night intruder mission over central North Korea on the night of 28 October 1941. He carefully reconnoitered the supply routes of the sector to which he was assigned with the assistance of a supporting flare dropping aircraft until at length he noted the lights of a convoy in the vicinity of Ichon. Inasmuch as the convoy appeared to be entering an assembly area, he elected to remain clear until activity ceased and then illuminated the site with flares carried on his own aircraft. A vehicle park was thus revealed and he immediately initiated a series of napalm and strafing attacks, persisting until all ordnance was expended despite intense and continuous automatic weapons fire which commenced with his first attack. He retired from the area leaving behind eight destroyed and two extensively damaged vehicles. Captain Barden's alertness, efficient action, and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barden, Arnold W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 9180 - 16 July 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Arnold W. Barden (MCSN: 0-33801), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight during operations against the enemy in Korea. Captain Barden, serving as a pilot attached to a Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron, engaged in a night intruder mission on the night of 23 February 1952. Carefully reconnoitering the supply routes of his assigned sector, he discovered near Kwach'on -ni a scattered convoy of moving vehicles which he directed the accompanying flare-dropping aircraft to illuminate. Quickly assessing the mountainous terrain in the near vicinity and selecting an avenue of approach and retirement Captain Barden executed a series of napalm, bombing and strafing attacks, which resulted in the complete destruction of nine vehicles. Despite the hazards of mountainous terrain, restricted visibility and anti-aircraft fire, he persisted in his attack until all his ordnance was expended. Captain Barden's alertness, superb airmanship and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barker, Frank P. Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 1962 - 22 February 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Frank P. Barker, Jr. (MCSN: 0-9417), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 14 November 1951. Major Barker, as leader of a flight of 12 AD's took off on a pre-briefed railcut mission at the direction of the Joint Operations Center. Arriving at the target area between Wonsan and Hoehang-ni, Major Barker split his flight into three divisions and led a well planned and executed simultaneous attack, causing diversion of the intense automatic weapons fire being received, and scoring several direct railcuts with 1,000-pound bombs. While returning to his home base, Major Barker, on his own initiative, contacted Bromide Able, a Tactical Air Direction Center with the FIRST Marine Division, for possible use of his flight for close air support or an interdiction strike to utilize rockets and bombs not expended on the primary target. He was directed to contact Marlin Mosquito 4 for control. At the direction of this controller, Major Barker led the attack against enemy troop concentrations and storage areas in and near the village of Yangjin-ni, executing numerous bombing and strafing runs. Disregarding intense small arms and automatic weapons fire, he made repeated bombing runs and scored direct bomb hits on seven buildings, resulting in explosions and secondary fires. After his bombs were expended, he led his flight to the nearby village of Sapyong-ni and pressing home his attack at very low altitude, strafed this area, resulting in several fires and heavy casualties to enemy troops. Major Barker's initiative, leadership, and efficient actions, and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barker, Jesse Theron (USN) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial 1093 - 20 November 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Commander Jesse Theron Barker (NSN: 106011), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Fighter Squadron FIFTY-FOUR (VF-54), in action against enemy aggressor forces in the Korean Theater from 3 July to 21 September 1950. As pilot of a Fighter Plane, he participated in thirty-five missions over enemy territory.

Barker, Lynn M. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial 49 - 13 January 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Lynn M. Barker (NSN: 0-507926), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving in Fighter Squadron One Hundred Fourteen (VF-114), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 6 August to 17 October 1950. As a Pilot of a Corsair Fighter Plane, he participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Barker, Raymond H. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial 1123 - 29 November 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Raymond H. Barker (NSN: 0-508326), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Attack Squadron One Hundred Fifteen (VA-115), in action against enemy aggressor forces in the Korean Theater from 5 August to 19 October 1950. As pilot of an Attack Bomber he participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Barlow, Carl Francis (USMC) (posthumous)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 17596 - 6 November 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Carl Francis Barlow (MCSN: 0-35722), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of Marine Attack Squadron Two Hundred Twelve (VMA-212), in Korea. On 10 July 1953, Captain Barlow, after successfully completing a rescue air patrol, led a flight of Marine attack aircraft on an aerial assault against an enemy gun position situated in the mouth of a cave. Promptly locating the carefully camouflaged objective in mountainous terrain, Captain Barlow initiated a dive bombing assault. Diving through intense hostile anti-aircraft fire, he scored direct bomb hits that caused severe damage. With the target clearly marked, he then directed the remainder of the flight in a low level bombing and strafing attack. Captain Barlow's exceptional accuracy and exemplary leadership were responsible for the success of a flight that materially aided in the continuing effort to support friendly front line units. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barmore, Jan W. (USAF)

It is recommended that the following individual be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Barmore, Jan W. Captain 12th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 18th Fighter Bomber Group, United States Air Force, On 16 September, Captain (then First Lieutenant) Jan W. Barmore Distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. Captain Barmore displayed outstanding airmanship and aggressive spirit while flying as element leader in a flight of four (4) F-51 type aircraft in support of a unit of advancing United Nations ground forces. Weather was below marginal during the entire flight and the visibility in the target area was extremely poor. Despite the additional hazard of intense 20 millimeter anti-aircraft and fifty caliber automatic weapons fire, Captain Barmore pressed devastating attacks against all enemy strongholds until his entire supply of ammunition was expended. He personally destroyed one (1) heavy tank, three (3) trucks and four (4) warehouses filled with ammunition and supplies, and damaged one (1) other vehicle. As a result of this mission, vital enemy vehicles, supplies, and munitions employed against friendly forces were destroyed. As of this date of this recommendation, Captain Barmore has flown a total of one hundred and one (101) combat sorties against the enemy of the United Nations Forces in Korea. Commanding Officer 18th Fighter Bomber Group APO 970

Barnard, Harold Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 4514 - 12 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Harold Barnard, Jr. (MCSN: 0-18303), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 11 September 1951. Major Barnard, while operating off the carrier U.S.S. Sicily (CVE-118) in the Yellow Sea, was ordered to lead a flight of four F-4U type aircraft on an armed reconnaissance of the Chinampo area. Approaching the coast, three enemy boats were observed lying at anchor. Major Barnard immediately initiated a dive bombing attack on the boats and pressing the attack aggressively, scored a direct hit on one boat with a five hundred pound bomb destroying it and the cargo aboard. He then led his flight in a rocket and strafing attack on the remaining vessels and left them in a sinking condition. Continuing the reconnaissance, Major Barnard observed a string of eight railroad cars at a siding. Launching a rocket attack, he was observed getting two direct hits on the cars damaging them extensively. On two subsequent rocket and strafing runs, three boxcars were destroyed and five damaged. Proceeding inland heavy enemy anti-aircraft fire was encountered, but disregarding his own personal safety Major Barnard led the flight calmly through the barrage and attacked a railroad bridge near the town of Changyon. The bridge was heavily damaged in the ensuing attacks. Major Barnard's fearless devotion to duty, courageous leadership and efficient action were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barnes, Robert O. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial 181 - 5 February 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Robert O. Barnes, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights in the Korean Theater during the period 29 November to 1 December 1950, as Pilot of a Helicopter attached to Helicopter Squadron ONE, embarked on the U.S.S. Rochester (CA-124). In complete disregard for his own personal safety, he flew his helicopter on eight flights into areas surrounded and cut off by the enemy and aircraft fire. His courage and expert airmanship were responsible for the successful completion of each mission. His loyalty and steadfast devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barnes, William E. (USMC)

Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Serial: 2157 - March 18, 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Staff Sergeant William E. Barnes (MCSN: 600993), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flights against the enemy, as crew chief of an R-4D transport aircraft from 1 December 1950 to 7 December 1950. Staff Sergeant Barnes made twelve landings and take-offs from extremely small and hastily constructed airstrips located at Koto-ri and Hagaru-ri, Korea. A concentration of enemy troops, estimated to number seventy-thousand, completely surrounded these airstrips, and at the Koto-ri strip, enemy troops were entrenched within two hundred yards. Despite enemy small arms fire and other hazards, Staff Sergeant Barnes, as a member of the crew, made these courageous flights to carry ammunition, food, and medical supplies to the FIRST Marine Division, and then to evacuate the wounded to rear areas. His devotion to duty and cool courage in the face of grave danger was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barnett, George W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Division
General Orders: Serial 19404 - 8 June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain George W. Barnett (MCSN: 0-27387), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while serving with a Marine Observation Squadron on 13 January 1953. Serving as a helicopter pilot, Captain Barnett displayed outstanding courage, professional skill and devotion to duty. Although faced with the extremely hazardous conditions of darkness and haze, he courageously volunteered to evacuate two critically wounded Marines from a forward aid station. Expressing complete disregard for his personal safety, he expertly maneuvered his aircraft into the dangerous approach and gained the landing strip safely. The two emergency evacuation patients were hurriedly loaded onto the helicopter and under the same hazardous conditions, he courageously flew them to a rear area medical aid station for hasty treatment to be administered to the two injured Marines. Captain Barnett's alertness, efficient action and outstanding devotion to duty served as an inspiration to all who observed him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barnett, John E. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 11603 - 11 December 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain John E. Barnett (MCSN: 0-21762), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while serving as a pilot attacked to a Marine Fighter Squadron. On 18 June 1951, Captain Barnett took off with his flight from an advanced airbase upon request of a Marine forward air controller for close air support. Despite hazardous terrain and conditions of reduced visibility, Captain Barnett skillfully and safely led his flight to the target area. Quickly identifying his targets and working in close conjunction with an airborne controller, Captain Barnett, despite heavy and accurate small arms fire and with utter disregard for his own personal safety, made repeated attacks against enemy positions which were inflicting casualties among friendly forces. As a result of his fearless bombing, napalm and strafing attacks, some eighty enemy troops were killed and enemy fire on friendly troops ceased. Finishing the attacks on this target, Captain Barnett led his flight further inland into enemy territory and by reconnaissance found an enemy artillery position and enemy vehicles. Again, fearlessly leading the attack, these were bombed and strafed, so as to completely destroy the vehicles and severely damage the artillery position. Captain Barnett's skillful flying and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barnett, Marvin E. (USN) (2nd award)

Commander, 7th Fleet: Serial 541 - March 06, 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Commander Marvin E. Barnett (NSN: 0-83347), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while leading a flight of jet fighter planes in Fighter Squadron One Hundred Seventy-Two (VF-172), attached to the U.S.S. Essex (CV-9), as a part of a large strike group attacking a vital industrial target near Sokhyon, North Korea, on 28 October 1951. Exhibiting cool courage in the face of great odds, Commander Barnett executed his assigned mission of flak suppression by coordinating attacks and leading his flight in repeated covering action through a heavy concentration of intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire. These unrelenting attacks destroyed many of the enemy batteries and rendered the fire of those remaining ineffective, greatly contributing to the success of the entire action. His superb airmanship, daring tactics and intrepid leadership reflect great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barnhill, Claude O. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 472 - 20 January 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Claude O. Barnhill, Jr. (MCSN: 0-28796), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flights over enemy territory from 28 September 1950 to 4 December 1950. Captain Barnhill successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat missions against the enemy over Korea, where enemy fire was either received or expected. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barnum, Alymer Russel (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 11602 - 11 December 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Alymer Russel Barnum (MCSN: 0-32732), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while serving as a pilot attached to a Marine Fighter Squadron. On 4 August 1951, Captain Barnum led a flight in close support of United Nations ground troops. Working in conjunction with an airborne controller, Captain Barnum's flight was directed to a ridge containing fifty dug-in enemy troops in bunkers. Despite intense fire from the enemy's positions and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, Captain Barnum repeatedly pressed home his attacks until the bunkers and many enemy troops had been destroyed. Captain Barnum then led his flight to an enemy supply area and again, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, pressed home his attacks until two stores of vital supplies were set afire. Captain Barnum's skillful flying and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barnum, Robert O. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 10502 - 29 June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Robert O. Barnum (MCSN: 0-34876), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 7 July 1952, Captain Barnum led a flight of Marine attack aircraft on a close air support mission against a heavily defended and well entrenched enemy concentration of artillery and automatic weapons that had been inflicting serious damage on advancing units of the FIRST Marine Division. Promptly locating the carefully camouflaged batteries in extremely mountainous terrain, Captain Barnum initiated a daring low-level napalm assault. Diving to minimum altitude through an intense barrage of hostile anti-aircraft fire he scored a direct napalm hit, engulfing two enemy mortar positions in flames and clearly marking the target for the remainder of the flight. He then led his division in repeated bombing and strafing assaults that completely destroyed the enemy stronghold. Captain Barnum's own bombing accuracy and exemplary leadership were largely responsible for the success of a mission that inflicted heavy enemy casualties and substantially reduced pressure on front line elements of the United Nations ground forces. His courageous conduct, outstanding initiative and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barr, Joseph L. (USMC)

Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Serial No. 11195 - 30 November 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Joseph L. Barr (MCSN: 0-47355), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 22 October 1951. Serving as the pilot of a slow, unarmed, observation aircraft, First Lieutenant Barr was on a reconnaissance flight forward of the friendly lines in the Kurye-dong area, when he was assigned the mission of locating enemy artillery which was inflicting casualties on friendly forces. He immediately, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, searched the area at a dangerously low altitude, even though his aircraft was hit and damaged by the intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire. By his courageous actions, he located the enemy artillery and skillfully conducted a fire mission which destroyed the positions and neutralized the area, thereby reducing the casualties of the friendly force. First Lieutenant Barr's courageous actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barr, Joseph L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Serial No. 26653 - 6 September 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Joseph L. Barr (MCSN: 0-47355), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 22 November 1951, as a Marine observation pilot. First Lieutenant Barr, completing a weather reconnaissance mission over the front lines, detected flashes from enemy artillery fire in the Ipo-ri area where friendly units were encountering heavy artillery fires. Although hampered by freezing rain and snow and limited visibility, First Lieutenant Barr flew his slow, unarmed aircraft in search of the enemy gun positions. With complete disregard for his own personal safety he reconnoitered at dangerously low altitudes, thereby exposing himself to intense small arms and anti-aircraft machine gun fire. He located several active artillery positions and immediately directed a fire mission on them. Twice he returned to an area of warmer air currents to de-ice the airfoils on his aircraft. Subject to continuous fire from two heavy anti-aircraft machine guns he made frequent low passes to estimate the damage. His selfless devotion to duty and professional competence were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bartlett, Ernest E. Jr. (USN)

General Orders: Commander, Naval Forces Far East
Serial 15724 - December 11, 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Ernest E. Bartlett, Jr. (NSN: 0-157921), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as a Patrol Plane Commander of a PBM attached to Patrol Squadron SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE (VP-731) during an operational mission against enemy forces west of Korea on 31 July 1952. When Lieutenant Bartlett's plane was attacked by two enemy MiG-15 fighters, he assumed control of the plane and through his gallant maneuvers and defensive tactics, was able to save his plane despite six firing runs by the enemy which resulted in the death of two crew members and the wounding of two others. After the engagement was broken off, Lieutenant Bartlett elected to make an emergency open-sea landing near friendly forces to insure prompt medical aid for his two critically wounded crew members. This he accomplished safely despite adverse conditions of wind and sea. When it was determined that the swell was too heavy for transfer of the wounded by rubber raft, Lieutenant Bartlett promptly beached his plane. After the wounded had been removed, the plane broached in the heavy seas and was stranded by the outgoing tide. At the next high time, and mainly through the persistence and determination of Lieutenant Bartlett, the plane was re-floated and thereby saved. Lieutenant Bartlett's superior ability, coolness and resourcefulness while under heavy strain is considered the primary reason for the save return of the plane and the crew. His devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Barton, Raleigh E. Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 6566 - 8 July 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Raleigh E. Barton, Jr. (MCSN: 0-47199), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a pilot attached to a Marine Aircraft Group from 15 September 1950 through 4 December 1950. First Lieutenant Barton successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat mission in support of our ground forces, destroying and inflicting great damage to concentrations of North Korean vehicles, material and personnel. By his airmanship and devotion to duty in the face of enemy anti-aircraft fire, he contributed materially to the success of our troops. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bartosh, Walter R. (USMC) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Walter R. Bartosh (MCSN: 0-9015), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea from 10 January 1953 to 15 January 1953, during a series of massed aerial assaults on a heavily defended bridge complex in the vicinity of Sinarju. Confronted by intense anti-aircraft fire and under constant threat of attack by superior jet interceptors, Lieutenant Colonel Bartosh led three successive bombing missions to suppress hostile fire directed at the main striking force. On one of these strikes he was directed to engage camouflaged anti-aircraft batteries that had previously inflicted heavy damage on attacking aircraft. Successfully locating the concealed target, Lieutenant Colonel Bartosh attacked through a barrage of hostile fire to score direct bomb hits that silenced the weapons and clearly marked the target for the remainder of his flight. He then controlled each bombing run with such skill that complete destruction of the objective was achieved. Lieutenant Colonel Bartosh's aggressive leadership and exceptional bombing accuracy were responsible for the success of a mission that substantially reduced enemy opposition during succeeding attacks on the vital target. His courageous conduct and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bascom, Wade R. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial 342 - 8 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant [then Lieutenant, Junior Grade] Wade R. Bascom (NSN: 0-389348), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Forty-Six (VP-46), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 27 June to 18 October 1950. As a Pilot of a patrol plane he participated in 35 operational flights over hostile territory.

Batson, Roland Russell (USN) (posthumous)

General Orders: Serial 465 - 4 May 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Roland Russell Batson, Jr. (NSN: 0-122817), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in a strike against an enemy North Korean supply route. On 11 November 1950, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Batson, as leader of two divisions of Skyraider dive bombers, in an attack on a railway bridge over the Tongno River, suffered engine failure in his dive, due to enemy anti-aircraft fire. Despite his engine failure, and in the face of continued accurate fire, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Batson displayed superb qualities of leadership and cool judgment in extreme emergency and continued his dive, pinpointing his bombs on the bridge. Thus through his courage and zealous devotion to duty, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Batson, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, set an example for the remainder of his flight to follow, contributing materially to the destruction of this main enemy supply route before he abandoned the attack and executed a skillful wheels-up landing in a nearby rice field. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Batson's actions throughout reflect highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

Batten, Hugh Nash

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet
Serial 1570 - August 13, 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Hugh Nash Batten (NSN: 0-326456), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a jet fighter aircraft attached to Fighting Squadron Ninety-One (VF-91), aboard the U.S.S. Philippine Sea (CV-47), on 18 July 1953. As a flight leader over Communist held North Korea, Lieutenant Batten led his flight of jet fighter aircraft on a highly successful armed reconnaissance mission in the heavily defended Anbyon area. Displaying the aggressive and inspirational leadership characteristic of his previous combat missions, he sought out and destroyed four heavily loaded supply vehicles although opposed by intense enemy anti-aircraft fire. In the area immediately north of the Anbyon rail terminus, he led his flight on five attacks against a heavily defended supply area and although again receiving intense anti-aircraft fire, he destroyed five supply buildings and heavily damaged two others. On his fourth attack, his marksmanship resulted in a violent secondary explosion which covered the target area with smoke and flames. Lieutenant Batten's consistently outstanding airmanship and reconnaissance technique denied the Communist Forces valuable supplies necessary to conduct projected front line assaults against the friendly ground forces. His competent leadership and uncompromising sense of duty in carrying the war to the enemy, contributed materially to the success of the Philippine Sea in its assigned missions. His actions reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bauer, Arthur W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 11422 - 26 August 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Arthur W. Bauer (MCSN: 0-36576), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 30 November 1951. Captain Bauer, a member of an eight plane flight diverted from a close air support mission and reassigned to attack tanks assaulting allied supply warehouses near Oeryomison-ni, skillfully detected as he dived in the number five position three enemy tanks which had eluded the main aerial onslaught. Aggressively attacking the tanks, Captain Bauer rendered all three tanks useless by virtue of direct hits on low level dive-bombing runs. Subsequent assaults with rockets and machine guns on accompanying troops and fire positions were expertly delivered by Captain Bauer despite intense anti-aircraft fire. As a result of his courageous and proficient actions, four direct rocket hits were scored on the tanks, numerous casualties were inflicted and much of the automatic weapons fire from the surrounding positions was silenced. Captain Bauer's keen alertness and unswerving devotion to duty in the face of tremendous odds throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Baumwart, Eldon L. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 9156 - 15 July 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Master Sergeant Eldon L. Baumwart (MCSN: 642146), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight in Korea while serving as a pilot attached to a Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron, engaged in a night intruder mission over eastern North Korea on the night of 7 March 1952. After carefully reconnoitering the assigned target area, Master Sergeant Baumwart discovered a convoy of vehicles moving along the road near Ryon-ni and directed the accompanying flare-dropping aircraft to illuminate the area. Quickly assessing the mountainous terrain and choosing a feasible lane of approach and retirement, Master Sergeant Baumwart executed a series of napalm, bombing and strafing attacks which resulted in the destruction of six supply-laden vehicles. He persisted in these attacks until his ordnance was expended despite the hazards imposed by mountainous terrain, restricted visibility and continuous anti-aircraft fire. Master Sergeant Baumwart's alertness, superb airmanship and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Baxter, Alfred E. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander Naval Forces Far East
General Orders: Serial 1815 - 5 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class Alfred E. Baxter (NSN: 3251287), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-six combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bays, Leslie W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 116o2 - 11 December 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Leslie W. Bays (MCSN: 0-38145), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 4 June 1951. Captain Bays demonstrated outstanding ability in navigating to the target area under extremely poor weather conditions. He led his flight to a low altitude in order to conduct his mission and soon found an enemy armored column west of the town of Chorwon. Captain Bays immediately began a series of bomb, rocket and strafing attacks, in the course of which he scored four direct hits. One armored vehicle and three trucks were destroyed, and another armored vehicle was damaged. Captain Bays left the burning column and continued his reconnaissance toward the town of Kosong where he found a foot patrol led by a light car. Without regard for his own personal safety, he led a series of expertly executed attacks under the low cloud cover, killing at least twenty of the troops and destroying the light car. Captain Bays' courageous leadership, efficient actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beam, Donald A. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division
General Orders: Serial No. 1591 - 31 January 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Donald A. Beam (MCSN: 0-47492), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 28 November 1952, Captain Beam led a flight of Marine attack aircraft assigned a mission of seeking out and destroying enemy automatic weapons then firing on elements of the FIRST Marine Division. Disregarding a malfunctioning engine that prevented his gaining normal approach altitude, Captain Beam proceeded to the objective area at an intermediate altitude below the remainder of his flight. Upon arrival, he promptly located the camouflaged enemy weapons and initiated the attack through intense defensive fires, effectively marking the target with direct hits by his own bombs. He then directed the other elements of the flight in the complete destruction of enemy bunkers. Captain Beam's skillful and resolute leadership, courageous conduct and steadfast devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beamon, Mont L. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 10506 - 9 November 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Mont L. Beamon (MCSN: 0-27904), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea, on 14 September 1951. Captain Beamon, as Section Leader of a flight of four F-9F's took off on a close air support mission directed by the Joint Operations Center. The flight was directed by an airborne controller to attack enemy bunkers and troops dug in on a ridge near the town of Mumdung-ni. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, Captain Beamon made several low reconnaissance runs over the target in order to determine the exact positions of the bunkers to be destroyed. When the flight leader was hit by enemy fire during a napalm attack, Captain Beamon assumed command and despite intense enemy fire from small arms and automatic weapons, led a series of expertly executed napalm, bombing and strafing attacks upon the enemy positions. Captain Beamon personally scored two direct hits with napalm on the enemy bunkers, and his accurate bombing and strafing inflicted heavy casualties upon the enemy. When visual contact was lost, due to approaching darkness, he coordinated the attack by radio. Captain Beamon's courageous leadership, efficient action and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beadle, Glenn J. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Glenn J. Beadle for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Flight Leader in a flight of four (4) F-86 type aircraft, 18th Fighter Bomber Wing, Fifth Air Force, on 10 July 1953. Lieutenant Beadle displayed exceptional airmanship and leadership while navigating his flight direct to the target area, West of Chorwon, Korea. Lieutenant Beadle quickly identified the target and initiated a devastating attack on enemy personnel shelters, mortar positions and automatic weapons positions. Despite intense anti-aircraft and small arms fire, Lieutenant Beadle strafed with unerring accuracy and dropped his bombs directly on the target area, accurately marking it for the remainder of his flight. Because of Lieutenant Beadle’s superb airmanship and exceptional dive-bombing skill, three (3) enemy caves were closed, three (3) large secondary explosions were observed, four (4) mortar positions were destroyed and one hundred and fifty (150) yards of enemy trench line were destroyed. As a result of this highly successful mission, vital enemy troop concentration and mortar positions were destroyed, seriously hampering the enemy’s potential in that sector at a time when the enemy was threatening to break through United Nations frontline positions. Throughout his entire combat tour, Lieutenant Beadle has displayed outstanding leadership, airmanship and dive-bombing skill in destroying the enemy. Through his skill, courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Beadle has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Bean, George E. (HQ Co., 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO95, 29Aug50)

Citation not yet found.

Beatty, Quanor C. (USN)

Citation not yet found.

Beaty, Paul B. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander Naval Forces Far East
General Orders: Serial No. 1764 - 3 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Paul B. Beaty (NSN: 2582273), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as member of a Patrol Plane in Patrol Squadron FORTY-TWO (VP-42) during the Korean Conflict. Participating in 36 missions against enemy forces during the period 20 August to 31 December 1950, in areas where enemy aircraft and anti-aircraft fire could be expected, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beavers, Robert Alden (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial No. 1131 - 27 November 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Robert Alden Beavers (NSN: 0-508329), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in the Korean Theater during the period 5 August to 22 October 1950. As a Pilot of an attack bomber in Attack Squadron Fifty-Five (VA-55), he participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Beck, Harley R. Jr. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Airman First Class Harley R. Beck, Jr., for outstanding achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Gunner of a B-26 attack bomber, 34 Bombardment Wing (L), Fifth Air Force on the night of 17 October 1952. Airman Beck displayed outstanding airmanship and gunnery skill while on an armed reconnaissance over the enemy’s main supply route between Suan and Sokung in North Korea. An enemy convoy of twenty-five vehicles was sighted and immediately taken under attack in a series of bombing and firing passes. Airman Beck, utilizing superior marksmanship, scored several direct hits on these moving targets. These aggressive and highly coordinated attacks resulted in the destruction of five supply-laden vehicles thus depriving the enemy of vital supplies. By his high skill, courage and devotion to duty, Airman Beck has brought great credit upon himself, his organization, and the United States Air Force.

Beck, Henry J. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander Naval Forces Far East
General Orders: Serial No. 1815 - 5 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Ordnanceman First Class Henry J. Beck (NSN: 7475828), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron FORTY-SEVEN (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-six combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beck, James T. (USAF

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant James T. Beck (AFSN: AO-2093444), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a B-26 attack bomber, 3d Bombardment Wing (L), FIFTH Air Force, on the night of 22 September 1952. Lieutenant Beck displayed outstanding airmanship and flying ability while on armed reconnaissance over the enemy's main supply route between Kang-dong and Singye, North Korea. Several enemy convoys were sighted and immediately brought under attack. Despite the rugged terrain features a series of low level glide bombing and strafing attacks were pressed against these lucrative targets. These highly successful attacks resulted in the destruction of eleven enemy vehicles by fire and explosion, thereby depriving the enemy of vital supplies and equipment. By his unusual ability, courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Beck has brought great credit upon himself, his organization and the United States Air Force.

 Beck, John D. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 13032 - 12 August 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major John D. Beck (MCSN: 0-24943), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 1 March 1953, Major Beck led a flight of four jet fighter-bombers on a close air support mission to relieve enemy pressure upon elements of the FIRST Marine Division. As the flight orbited over the pre-briefed target area, an emergency call was received directing it to assist elements of the U.S. 7th Division which were under fire from a self-propelled heavy gun then inflicting considerable damage upon friendly troops. Although well concealed and located in precipitous terrain which made it inaccessible to friendly artillery and mortar fire, Major Beck quickly located the target and expeditiously maneuvered the flight into the best position for the attack. Initiating a daring low-level napalm attack through increasingly accurate anti-aircraft and small arms fire, he successfully silenced the enemy weapon, leaving the entire area engulfed in flames. He then led the flight on repeated strafing runs to insure complete destruction of the target. Major Beck's daring courage and unerring marksmanship contributed substantially in relieving hostile pressure on the hard pressed troops of the U.S. 7th Division. His courageous actions, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beck, Kenneth R. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 4204 - 5 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Master Sergeant Kenneth R. Beck (MCSN: 625997), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 29 November 1951, Master Sergeant Beck, as a member of a flight of four F-4U's was directed by an airborne controller to hit a target near the town of Hajisong-ni. The target consisted of a convoy of enemy trucks concealed in a deep ravine. As Master Sergeant Beck began his first napalm run, he encountered intense thirty-seven millimeter anti-aircraft fire, but with complete disregard for his own personal safety, he continued his attack and scored a direct hit on one of the trucks. Despite treacherous terrain and the continuous enemy fire, Master Sergeant Beck expertly executed a total of seven napalm, rocket, and strafing runs. He was directly responsible for completely destroying two trucks, and seriously damaging three others. Master Sergeant Beck's efficient action, courageous example and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Becker, James M. (3ID) (posthumous)

Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 104 - 28 December 1950

First Lieutenant James M. Becker, 02866, Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army, is posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor while piloting an airplane on a flying mission against an armed enemy.  Lieutenant Becker, while attached to 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment as an Army Aviator, received the hazardous mission on 24 November 1950 of locating enemy positions in a deep mountain ravine 15 miles south of Chungsin, Korea.  Lieutenant Becker was pilot of an I-16 type liaison aircraft.  Lieutenant Becker, in order to accomplish his mission, and knowing the extra hazards involved, unhesitatingly chose to contour fly the valley in order more effectively to accomplish his mission.  This placed the aircraft in a position vulnerable to enemy fire and to the violent turbulence encountered in a deep ravine.  As a result of Lieutenant Becker's skillful and intrepid flying, valuable information was gained as to enemy locations and terrain which would have required fast patrols days to gather with considerable risk of lives and equipment.  Lieutenant Becker's actions reflect great credit upon himself and upon the military service.  Entered the military service from the State of Virginia.

Becker, Robert P. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 3309 - 4 March 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Master Sergeant Robert P. Becker (MCSN: 323393), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 28 January 1953, Master Sergeant Becker served as radar operator of a Marine jet night-fighter escorting a flight of medium bombers in a night attack on enemy installations. Warned of an unidentified aircraft rapidly closing on the bomber formation thirty thousand feet above Sinanju, Master Sergeant Becker assisted in the interception of an enemy jet fighter. In the ensuing aerial duel he established direct radar contact with the violently maneuvering enemy plane and continually tracked its flight until it was ultimately destroyed less than fifteen hundred feet above the ground. By his skillful operation of the radar equipment in perfect fulfillment of the pilot's requirements, Master Sergeant Becker contributed substantially to the success of a mission that protected friendly bombers from enemy interception and accomplished destruction of an enemy fighter in a night action. His courageous conduct, professional competence, and devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beckett, William H. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 4102 - 3 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain William H. Beckett (MCSN: 0-24780), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 27 December 1951. Captain Beckett, as leader of a four-plane fighter strike, proceeded to the enemy held island of Sousuap-to. Exhibiting skillful airmanship, he led his division in several low level attacks against a cleverly concealed foe. In spite of intense enemy ground fire, eight junks were sunk and 23 damaged, 24 buildings were destroyed, and a large secondary explosion was observed. Having thus driven the enemy into the open, one hundred and eighty enemy casualties were inflicted as a result of repeated strafing runs, which were carried to minimum altitudes. Captain Beckett's aggressive leadership and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beckett, William H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 7845 - 22 June 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain William H. Beckett (MCSN: 0-24780), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as the pilot of a fighter aircraft against the enemy in Korea on 14 January 1952. Captain Beckett, as a member of a flight of six corsairs, took off on an attack against the island of Changin-do. This island contained heavy concentrations of troops and supplies for a possible invasion of friendly islands. Captain Beckett's primary mission was to bomb the buildings on the island. By means of accurate bombing, he routed several hundred enemy troops out into open fields and hills. Flying low, in the face of intense small arms fire, Captain Beckett acted as the spotter and staging attacks against the exposed troops. Captain Beckett scored two direct rocket hits on an enemy filled trench, causing a secondary fire which destroyed a store of supplies. The total results obtained by this flight were an estimated two hundred and seventy-five enemy casualties in the open area, and possibly many more casualties were obscured by destroyed buildings. Also damaged were several small boats on and near the beach, an enemy fuel dump and supplies. Captain Beckett's skillful airmanship contributed materially to his destruction of the once strong enemy. His aggressiveness and undaunted devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beebe,  Marshall Ulrich (USN) (4th award)

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 1182 - May 18, 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Commander Marshall U. Beebe (NSN: 0-77807), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights as Commander, Carrier Air Group Five, attached to and serving on board the U.S.S. Essex (CV-9), against the enemy in the Sokyen area of North Korea. On 21 October 1951, while leading an armed reconnaissance flight of three jet fighter aircraft, Commander Beebe discovered, reconnoitered, and attacked in the face of the intense, accurate anti-aircraft fire, large key installations in the vicinity of Sokyen, North Korea. The volume of anti-aircraft fire convinced Commander Beebe that the target was of major importance. Confirming photographs were obtained and Commander Beebe made detailed plans for destroying the enemy installations and volunteered to lead the attack group. On 28 October 1951 Commander Beebe was in command of a strike group consisting of forty aircraft launched against the enemy installation at Sokyen, North Korea. Knowing full well that it was heavily defended by anti-aircraft batteries but determined to destroy this important target, Commander Beebe led the strike group in to the first attack. The anti-aircraft fire was heavy and accurate but fearlessly, courageously, and with utter disregard for his own safety Commander Beebe led six separate attacks on the target. His courageous leadership was a source of inspiration to the entire attack group. Although planes were damaged by the intense anti-aircraft fire each attack was pressed home, thereby succeeding in inflicting major damage to the enemy without the loss of a single aircraft. By his outstanding planning, courageous leadership, and superb airmanship in the face of tremendous odds, Commander Beebe contributed materially to the extensive and costly damage inflicted on the enemy. His zealous devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bell, Bruce (USN)

Commander 7th Fleet
Serial 1631 - August 20, 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Commander Bruce A. Bell, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as plot of a fighter plane attached to Fighter Squadron One Hundred Fifty-Four (VF-154), on board the U.S.S. Princeton (CV-37), on 19 July 1953. Lieutenant Commander Bell, flying as a strike leader of an eight plane armed reconnaissance flight over communist held North Korea in the Pyong Yang area, led his flight through intense anti-aircraft fire and destroyed nineteen trucks and damaged twenty-three others. Arriving in the area, Lieutenant Commander Bell's flight was immediately taken under fire by intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire. He began a high speed approach to the area where the fire was most intense. Upon close examination he discovered a truck convoy loading large quantities of supplies. Directing an immediate attack, Lieutenant Commander Bell scored a hit causing a secondary explosion. Despite continuous anti-aircraft fire from the area surrounding the target, repeated attacks were made obtaining numerous secondary explosions in which large quantities of ammunition and inflammables were exploded and set fire, nineteen trucks were completely destroyed and twenty-three others were so heavily damaged as to preclude their future use. His exemplary leadership, keen perception and tactical skill enabled his flight to inflict heavy damage to the enemy's supply and transportation system. His courageous conduct and professional skill contributed directly to the success of the PRINCETON in its assigned missions and to the termination of hostilities with Communist Forces in North Korea. His actions and steadfast devotion to duty were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bell, George Theodore Benn (USMC)

 Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Serial: 1039 - January 31, 1952

 The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain George Theodore Benn Bell (MCSN: 0-37188), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of Marine Fighting Squadron Three Hundred Twelve (VMF-312), on 5 September 1951, in the vicinity of Ponchong-kok, Korea. While on a close air support mission, Captain Bell leading the second section of a four plane division, contributed materially to the neutralization of a heavily-fortified enemy strong point. Heavy ground fire and rough mountainous terrain made accurate firing runs extremely hazardous but despite these circumstances and the fact that he was painfully wounded by anti-aircraft fire, Captain Bell made repeated low level napalm and strafing attacks, which inflicted heavy casualties on enemy troops and rendered the strong point ineffectual. Following the completion of his mission Captain Bell, although in great pain from his wound, rejoined his flight and returned safely to base. Throughout the engagement and the return flight, Captain Bell's outstanding display of courage and skill were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bell, James P. (USMC) (1st award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 3864 - 28 April 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain James P. Bell (MCSN: 0-29498), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a pilot attached to a Marine Aircraft Group from 19 September to November 1950. Captain Bell successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat mission in support of our ground forces, destroying and inflicting great damage to concentrations of North Korean vehicles, material and personnel. By his airmanship and devotion to duty in the face of enemy anti-aircraft fire, he contributed materially to the success of our troops. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bell, James P. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 6672 - 21 July 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain James P. Bell (MCSN: 0-29498), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot of a fighter plane against the enemy on 6 June 1951. Captain Bell while leading a four plane flight on a close air support mission east of the Kweach'on Reservoir in Korea, worked in conjunction with a Marine Ground Controller whose progress was being held up by several hundred Chinese Communist troops. In spite of intense small arms fire and extremely adverse weather conditions, Captain Bell repeatedly led his flight in attacking entrenched enemy troops at minimum altitude with napalm, rockets and strafing. These successful attacks enabled the United Nations forces to occupy this important objective with negligible opposition. Three hundred dead enemy were confirmed by the occupying forces. With unerring judgment and outstanding airmanship, Captain Bell dealt a damaging blow to the enemy. In so doing his alertness and efficient actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bell, Lewis B. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Division
General Orders No. 14706 - 1 May 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Lewis B. Bell (MCSN: 0-53578), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while serving with the FIRST Marine Division on 16 December 1952. Serving as an aerial observer, First Lieutenant Bell displayed exceptional courage, professional skill and devotion to duty. Despite the extreme danger involved, he voluntarily remained in an area where he was subjected to intense anti-aircraft fire in order to obtain vital intelligence information. As a result of his determined efforts, excellent detailed reconnaissance of enemy trucking, supply routs and tank pars was gathered for future use by friendly ground elements. His aerial skill and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bell, Richard (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 6174 - 5 July 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Richard Bell (MCSN: 0-45307), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy during the Chinese Communist offensive in Korea on 25 May 1941. First Lieutenant Bell, as the leader of a flight of two F-9F's, responded to an urgent call for close air support from friendly ground forces in the vicinity of the town of Hupyong-ni. The advance of a United Nations force had been stalled by the concentrated fire of an enemy battery upon the main corridor of attack. First Lieutenant Bell, without regard for his own personal safety, attacked the heavily defended enemy positions without hesitation. Despite intense enemy automatic weapons fire, he skillfully executed a series of bombing and strafing runs which completely neutralized the anti-aircraft fire and silenced the enemy artillery which had been harassing the friendly ground units. First Lieutenant Bell, by his skillful airmanship, contributed materially to the successful advance of the friendly ground forces. His courageous leadership, efficient action, and fearless devotion to duty were exemplary and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bender, Lawrence W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Serial No. 16350 - 6 December 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Lawrence W. Bender (MCSN: 0-29988), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 12 June 1952. As a member of a four plane flight on an armed reconnaissance mission, Captain Bender attacked camouflaged troop positions near the town of Kujong-ni, scored a direct hit with his napalm bomb and inflicted numerous casualties upon the enemy. Continuing further on the mission, the flight was directed to attack two villages containing enemy supplies and gun positions. Despite intense anti-aircraft fire, Captain Bender carried his attacks through to completion and with unerring accuracy scored direct hits that damaged the installations severely. At a third village Captain Bender attacked enemy installations and with his remaining bombs caused a large secondary explosion and destroyed several buildings. Captain Bender's outstanding marksmanship in the face of enemy fire and steadfast devotion to duty contributed greatly to the success of the mission and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bendel, Roland M. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial No. 49 - 13 January 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Roland M. Bendel (NSN: 498039), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights in the Korean Theater during the period 5 August to 17 October 1950. As a Pilot of a Corsair Fighter Plane, he participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Bennett, Dewey Eugene (USN)

General Orders: Commander Naval Forces Far East
Serial 10906 (November 6, 1951)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class Dewey Eugene Bennett (NSN: 3004268), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as member of a Patrol Plane in Patrol Squadron Forty-Two (VP-42). Participating in numerous missions against hostile North Korean Forces during the period 21 August 1950 to 2 February 1951, he added greatly to the success of his squadron. His courage, skill, and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Completed Thirty-Five missions)

Bennettson, William D. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 17763 - 12 November 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Staff Sergeant William D. Bennettson (MCSN: 1207781), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 11 June 1953, Staff Sergeant Bennettson served as radar operator for a Marine jet night fighter escorting a pre-dawn flight of medium bombers on a high priority aerial assault against heavily defended military installations deep in enemy territory. Constantly on his radar screen he immediately directed the interception of hostile jet fighters, causing them to break of the attack. Staff Sergeant Bennettson's technical ability and exact navigation on this and many other night escort flights were responsible for repelling numerous attacks by hostile fighters and enabled the bombing aircraft to complete their missions unmolested. His courageous conduct, exemplary initiative and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Benson, Graham H. (USMC) (1st)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Order: Serial No. 17439 - 24 December 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Graham H. Benson (MCSN: 0-5308), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in operations against the enemy in Korea on 15 June 1952. Lieutenant Colonel Benson as a member of a flight of four attack aircraft, participated in a close air support mission near Sachon-ni. On his first run over the target, Lieutenant Colonel Benson collapsed a large bunker with a direct hit of a heavy bomb. Spotting another bunker, he completely destroyed it in a subsequent attack with his second bomb. Despite the intense small arms and automatic weapons fire that met these attacks, he then returned to the target to make repeated strafing runs in which he expended his remaining ordnance against nearby shelters, and supply stacks. Lieutenant Colonel Benson's superior airmanship and exceptional bombing accuracy contributed greatly to the success of the mission. His courageous devotion to duty in the face of the enemy was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Benson, Graham H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 8597 - 31 May 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Graham H. Benson (MCSN: 0-5308), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 11 July 1952, Lieutenant Colonel Benson led a massed flight of Marine attack aircraft in a bombing assault on concentrated batteries of anti-aircraft artillery surrounding the enemy capitol of Pyongyang. Diving across the heavily defended industrial area of the city, Lieutenant Colonel Benson led a bold attack through a screen of intense fire and, with his own bombs, destroyed two heavy anti-aircraft positions and sixteen automatic weapons. Lieutenant Colonel Benson's brilliant and daring leadership and expert dive bombing were primarily responsible for the success of a mission that inflicted severe losses upon the enemy and neutralized much of the defensive fire protecting the key enemy stronghold. His courageous actions and unswerving devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Benson, Joseph F. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 14949 - 16 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Joseph F. Benson (MCSN: 0-33833), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine jet photographic squadron in Korea. On 26 May 1953, as pilot of an unarmed Marine jet photographic aircraft, Captain Benson conducted a high priority aerial reconnaissance mission deep in enemy territory to obtain photographic vitally needed by the United Nations Air Command of the area between the Yalu and Chong-chon Rivers. In order to achieve the element of surprise necessary to the successful accomplishment of his mission, Captain Benson proceeded without benefit of armament or fighter escort into an area known to be defended by enemy jet interceptors and concentrated anti-aircraft batteries. Displaying superb airmanship, he skillfully maneuvered his aircraft at minimum altitude through intense and accurate barrages of hostile anti-aircraft fire to obtain the photographic coverage requested. With complete disregard for his own safety, he remained at low level and pressed his mission to completion despite the fact that he sighted a flight of enemy jet fighters in the area. Captain Benson's heroic actions and exemplary initiative were responsible for the success of a mission that obtained vitally needed photographs far in excess of that normally expected under the flight conditions encountered. His courageous conduct, outstanding professional ability and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Benton, Richard W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 9447 - 13 June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Richard W. Benton (MCSN: 0-37366), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 25 November 1952, Captain Benton was the leader of a section of attack aircraft flying air cover over mine sweeping operations on the West Coast of Korea. During this operation, he was requested to neutralize enemy positions near Kumsan-ni. Captain Benton located the positions and in the face of hostile anti-aircraft fire initiated a bombing run, successfully neutralizing the area. Leaving the area, Captain Benton's section conducted a reconnaissance for targets of opportunity. Locating a road repair crew, with nearby stacks of supplies defended by enemy troops, he successfully destroyed the supplies and inflicted heavy enemy casualties. In addition, he directed his wingman to bomb an enemy truck which was then damaged by the wingman's attack. Retiring from the target, Captain Benton located and bombed a concrete block house starting a fire therein. His location of several important enemy targets, upon which he skillfully expended the ordnance of his flight, caused heavy damage to the enemy. His exceptional leadership, courageous conduct and devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Berg, Wilbur John (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 10318 - 27 June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Wilbur John Berg (MCSN: 0-36005), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 25 April 1953, Captain Berg led a division of Marine attack aircraft on a close air support mission against heavily defended and well entrenched enemy positions that had been inflicting damage on front line units of United Nations ground forces. Despite restricted visibility caused by adverse weather, Captain Berg promptly located the target and instructed his flight to orbit at a safe altitude while he descended into the precipitous terrain to mark the obscure objective. Diving to minimum altitude through an intense barrage of hostile anti-aircraft fire, he scored direct bomb hits that clearly defined the enemy stronghold. Captain Berg's exceptional bombing accuracy and exemplary leadership were largely responsible for the success of a mission that inflicted heavy enemy casualties and substantially reduced pressure on friendly troops. His courageous conduct, outstanding initiative and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Berge, James Hallard Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 7853 - 2 June 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain James Hallard Berge, Jr. (MCSN: 0-33436), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 13 February 1952. Captain Berge, as leader of an eight plane flight, took off on a pre-briefed close air support mission as directed by the Joint Operations Center. Contact was made with the airborne controller and the flight was directed to attack enemy troops and trucks in revetments surrounded by enemy automatic weapons positions in the vicinity of T'osan. Due to the close proximity of the friendly lines, Captain Berge made several reconnaissance runs to determine the position of friendly and enemy troops, and to determine the best possible direction from which to make the attack. Captain Berge then initiated a series of expertly executed bombing and strafing attacks. In the face of intense small arms and automatic weapons fire, and without regard for his own personal safety, he continued making low level strafing attacks until he was forced to return to base due to lack of ammunition and low fuel supply. By his inspiring and skillful leadership, in the final assessment accounted for fifteen trucks destroyed and five damaged. Captain Berge's courageous leadership, efficient action and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Berkebile, Leroy F. (USN)

Lieutenant Commander Leroy F. Berkebile is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Jet Fighter Plane attached to Fighter Squadron Ninety-Two, based on board U.S.S. Valley Forge, during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 14 March 1953. While flying as strike leader and coordinator of a flight of twenty-two jet fighter and attack planes on a strike against an important and heavily defended enemy supply area near Ham-hung, Lieutenant Commander Berekebile led the flight directly to the target area and, deploying his aircraft with expert timing, permitted the fighter planes to take under fire all known hostile anti-aircraft positions at the precise moment that the main attack was made on the primary target. Following this initial and successful attack, he led and coordinated repeated strikes on other targets in the area, personally scoring direct bomb hits on enemy supply buildings. Through his skillful direction of flak suppression, no aircraft losses were sustained in an area well known for intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire. When the attacks were completed, he led an unarmed photographic plane in a final low sweep to obtain the complete photographic coverage required for accurate damage assessment, which revealed forty-two buildings destroyed and heavy damage to numerous other enemy installations. By his brilliant airmanship, courage and steadfast devotion to duty, Lieutenant Commander Berkebile contributed materially to the success of vital operations against the enemy and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bernard, Carol (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 11495 - 16 July 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Carol Bernard (MCSN: 0-12727), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 4 April 1953, Major Bernard led a division of Marine jet fighter-bombers on a high priority close air support mission against heavily defended enemy automatic weapons and mortar batteries that had been inflicting serious damage on front line units of the First Marine Division. As the flights approached the target area a low cloud ceiling so reduced forward visibility that Major Bernard instructed his Division to orbit out of range of hostile anti-aircraft fire while he definitely marked the obscure objective. Despite an intense barrage of hostile fire, he skillfully maneuvered his aircraft through the precipitous terrain at minimum altitude and located the enemy batteries in extreme proximity to friendly troops. Immediately conducting a daring low-level bombing assault, he destroyed two automatic weapons positions that clearly marked the objective for the remainder of the flight. He then rejoined the orbiting aircraft and led the division in repeated bombing and strafing attacks against the now clearly defined target, again personally scoring direct bomb hits. Major Bernard's own bombing accuracy and exemplary leadership were directly responsible for the success of a mission that inflicted heavy enemy casualties and substantially reduced pressure on advancing elements of the United Nations ground forces. His courageous conduct, outstanding initiative, and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bernard, Eugene A. (USNR)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial Nos. 49 - 13 January 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Eugene A. Bernard (NSN: 0-506693), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Fighter Squadron One Hundred Fourteen (VF-114), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 5 August to 17 October 1950. As pilot of a Corsair Fighter Plane, he participated in 35 strike missions over enemy territory.

Bernhardt, William E. (USMCR)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 1637 - 15 January 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain William E. Bernhardt (MCSN: 0-48549), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving with a Marine Observation Squadron from 30 June to 3 October 1952. Serving as a pilot of a slow, unarmed aircraft, Captain Bernhardt displayed outstanding ability and professional skill while completing 83 flights, totaling 158 hours, over enemy territory, at dangerously low altitudes. On one occasion, he disregarded his personal safety and continued to fly in an area of intense enemy anti-aircraft fire in an effort to enable his observer to direct and control an air strike. As a result of his actions heavy enemy casualties, both dead and wounded, were inflicted by the air strike, materially reducing their fighting efficiency. Captain Bernhardt's alertness, efficient actions and outstanding devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Berteling, John B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 15594 - 29 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel John B. Berteling (MCSN: 0-9007), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as Commanding Officer of a carrier-based Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 14 July 1953, Lieutenant Colonel Berteling received a high priority request from friendly front line units to supply all available aircraft for a close air support mission against a major enemy troop concentration near Kumsong, North Korea. Despite extremely rough seas, heavy precipitation and overcast conditions that would normally preclude combat flight operations from an aircraft carrier, Lieutenant Colonel Berteling elected to provide the air support. Although winds of over fifty miles per hour swept the carrier's deck, he safely led his division into the air, through the instrument weather and directly to the target area. Over the objective the adverse weather prevented dive bombing attacks and he was compelled to conduct his bombing runs by radar. Displaying exceptional professional ability, he scored direct bomb hits that inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. After directing his flight in a highly successful bombing assault he safely led the division back to the carrier. Lieutenant Colonel Berteling's outstanding accuracy and exemplary leadership were responsible for the success of a mission that disrupted and repulsed one of the largest enemy offensives in over two years, thereby substantially reducing pressure on front line units of the United Nations ground forces. His courageous conduct, exceptional leadership and aerial skill reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beswick, Byron H. (USMC) (3rd award - first two received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commander, Naval Forces Far East
General Orders: Serial No. 1311 - 15 February 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Byron H. Beswick (MCSN: 0-29003), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the North Korean forces on 3 September 1950, during the defense of the perimeter along the Naktong River. Captain Beswick led his section on repeated rocket and strafing runs on enemy troops along levees, in buildings, and in rice paddies, which were holding up the advance of friendly troops west of Yongsan. Captain Beswick's section was required to make extremely low strafing runs in the face of intense small arms and anti-aircraft fire in order to observe their targets. He obtained four direct hits with five inch rockets on a large warehouse serving as a fuel storage dump, completely destroying it together with a number of adjacent buildings. As a result of the attacks, at least one hundred fifty enemy troops were killed and the survivors were forced to retreat from the area in a disorganized manner. His outstanding airmanship and aggressive actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beswick, Byron H. (USMC) (4th award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Byron H. Beswick (MCSN: 0-29003), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot attached to Marine Fighting Squadron Three Hundred Twenty-Three (VMF-323), based aboard the U.S.S. Badoeng Strait (CVE-116), from 3 September 1950 to 9 November 1950. During this period of time Captain Beswick completed his first through thirty-fifth missions in close support of ground forces, destroying and inflicting great damage to concentrations of North Korean vehicles, material, and personnel, thereby contributing effectively to the defense of South Korea. By his airmanship and devotion to duty in the face of enemy anti-aircraft fire he contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beswick, Byron H. (USMC) (5th award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Fourth Gold Star in lieu of a Fifth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Byron H. Beswick (MCSN: 0-29003), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy during the attack on enemy vehicles and supplies at the town of Hoeyang, Korea, on 20 April 1951. Captain Beswick organized, planned, and led his strike under extremely adverse weather conditions which included letting down through an overcast to the target over hazardous mountain terrain, and exposing himself to possible enemy anti-aircraft fire under the low ceiling. Captain Beswick, without regard for his own safety, led extremely low level strafing and level bombing attacks, necessitated by the low ceiling. Concussion from their bomb drops jarred their planes as they made their runs. An estimated fifteen trucks were destroyed and ten damaged. Several trucks loaded with inflammables were seen to explode. Before retiring from the target, when he had expended all of his ammunition, Captain Beswick called the succeeding flight, and directed them into the target area, where they found and destroyed nineteen more vehicles. His aggressive leadership, efficient action and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bestwick, Warren W. (USMC) (3rd award - 1st two received in World War II)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Warren W. Bestwick (MCSN: 0-33743), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 16 July 1952. Captain Bestwick, leading a flight of two attack aircraft, was directed to attack Ung-do Island where a large number of enemy troops were concentrated. After making several low-level reconnaissance runs to locate accurately the enemy positions, he initiated bombing and strafing attacks against them through heavy defensive fire. Captain Bestwick scored a direct bomb hit on one large troop-filled bunker. In his initial attack and in succeeding attacks he and his wingman destroyed two bunkers, damaged four additional bunkers and inflicted numerous casualties upon the enemy. Captain Bestwick's skillful leadership and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Betzer, Grover Rombeau (USMC) (posthumous)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders No. 14621 - 11 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Major Grover Rombeau Betzer (MCSN: 0-13728), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a carrier-based Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 24 February 1953, Major Betzer participated in the rescue of a downed Marine aviator who had crash-landed his stricken aircraft on the ice of a frozen reservoir deep in hostile territory, and was surrounded by enemy troops. With complete disregard for his own safety, Major Betzer conducted a series of daring minimum altitude strafing assaults, intentionally drawing the heavy hostile fire away from the downed pilot. Displaying superb airmanship, he skillfully maneuvered his aircraft at low level, through intense and accurate barrages of hostile fire, and succeeded on several occasions in completely suppressing all ground fire directed at the downed aviator. Ignoring the increasingly accurate fire that was bursting all around his aircraft, Major Betzer repeatedly strafed the enemy positions and when his guns ceased to function, he continued to press simulated strafing runs with such effectiveness that a helicopter was able to effect a successful rescue. Remaining at the scene, Major Betzer succeeded in sinking the downed aircraft into the reservoir with direct rocket hits, to prevent it from falling into enemy hands. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Beyes, Warren J. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 6927 - 28 July 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Warren J. Beyes (MCSN: 0-37321), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a pilot attached to a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron, from 1 September 1950 to 9 December 1950. First Lieutenant Beyes successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat mission against the enemy over Korea, where enemy fire was either received or expected. Most of these flights were at night in extremely adverse weather conditions and mountainous terrain. By his skillful airmanship, he inflicted great damage on concentrations of enemy vehicles, material and personnel. First Lieutenant Beyes' conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bianchi, Rocco D. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial No. 456 - 22 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Rocco D. Bianchi (MCSN: 0-37254), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights in the Korean Theater during the period from 1 October 1950 to 7 January 1951. As Pilot of a fighter plane, he participated in thirty-five strike missions over hostile territory.

Bibby, Joe R. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Serial No. 3865 - 3 September 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Joe R. Bibby (MCSN: 0-46961), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flights as a pilot attached to Marine Fighter Squadron Two Hundred Fourteen (VMF-214), from 23 October 1950 through 1 January 1951. First Lieutenant Bibby successfully completed his 1st through 35th combat mission in support of our ground forces, destroying and inflicting great damage to concentrations of North Korean vehicles, material, and personnel. By his airmanship and devotion to duty in the face of enemy anti-aircraft fire, he contributed materially to the success of our troops. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bibee, Albert J. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 5006 - 31 March 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Albert J. Bibee (MCSN: 0-27111), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy with a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 14 July 1952, Major Bibee engaged in an aerial assault against a heavily defended and carefully camouflaged concentration of enemy personnel and supply shelters. As he initiated his second bombing attack through intense and accurate defensive fire, his plane was struck and damaged by an explosive enemy projectile. With complete disregard for his own safety he resolutely pressed the attack, scoring direct hits with his bombs on the enemy positions. Maneuvering with skill and precision despite the damage to his aircraft and increasingly heavy anti-aircraft fire, he returned to make repeated accurate assaults on the enemy objective. Major Bibee's heroic actions in continuing his attacks contributed substantially to the success of a mission that demolished ten enemy personnel shelters and 12 supply stacks, and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Biehl, William Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 8837 - 4 June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain William Biehl, Jr. (MCSN: 0-25343), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 5 April 1952, Captain Biehl led a flight of Marine attack aircraft against a series of heavily defended enemy bunkers which threatened the security of United Nations front line forces. Despite mountainous terrain, Captain Biehl promptly located the cleverly camouflaged positions and initiated an attack through intense hostile fire. After scoring direct hits with his own bombs, he directed the rest of his flight so skillfully that eleven bunkers were destroyed and heavy casualties inflicted upon enemy personnel. Captain Biehl's bombing accuracy and exemplary leadership were largely responsible for the success of a mission that substantially reduced pressure on friendly front line units, and his actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Biestervald, Thomas Clarence (posthumous)

Commander 7th Fleet
Serial 1600 - October 17, 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Ensign Thomas Clarence Biesterveld (NSN: 0-7802485), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Section Leader of a flight of fighter aircraft Fighter Squadron One Hundred Ninety-Three (VF-193), attached to U.S.S. Princeton (CV-37), while on an interdiction mission near the Chosin Reservoir, while upholding the policies of the United Nations Security Council on 4 February 1951. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, Ensign Biesterveld made repeated bombing and flak suppression attacks in the face of heavy and accurate anti-aircraft fire. Making several slashing attacks between two heavily defended ridges, he led his section in scoring a direct hot on this vital highway bridge, thus effectively stopping all southbound enemy vehicular traffic. His courage and gallant devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bigler, Harlan Wayne (USN)

General Orders: All Hands - 9/1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Electronicsman Second Class Harlan Wayne Bigler (NSN: 8709014), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as member of a Patrol Plane in Patrol Squadron FORTY-TWO (VP-42). Participating in thirty-six missions against enemy forces during the period 20 August 1950 to 2 February 1951, in areas where enemy aircraft and anti-aircraft fire could be expected, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Birk, William H. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands - 9/1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade [then Ensign] William H. Birk, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as member of a Patrol Plane in Patrol Squadron Forty-Two (VP-42). Participating in numerous missions against hostile North Korean Forces during the period 20 August 1950 to 2 February 1951, he added greatly to the success of his squadron. His courage, skill, and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Completed Thirty-Five missions)

Bjorklund, Darrell E. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 5781 - 9 May 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant Darrell E. Bjorklund (MCSN: 0-51301), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 27 November 1951. Second Lieutenant Bjorklund as a member of a four plane flight of fighter-bombers took of on a pre-briefed road reconnaissance mission as directed by the Joint Operations Center. In the vicinity of Natan-ni a column of enemy troops was observed marching in the direction of the village. Without hesitation Second Lieutenant Bjorklund followed the flight leader in the attack and strafed the troops before they could disperse for defense. On the second run by enemy anti-aircraft gunners situated nearby commenced a heavy concentration of automatic weapons fire which was directed at the flight, but undeterred by this obvious danger, Second Lieutenant Bjorklund repeatedly dove through the barrage to neutralize the enemy. He relentlessly pursued the enemy until darkness and lack of ammunition forced him to join his flight and return to base. His superb skill and efficient action contributed materially to the success of the mission, which in the final assessment, accounted for one hundred enemy dead and numerous wounded. Second Lieutenant Bjorklund's fearless devotion to duty and exceptional courage were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Black, Reece Baker

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 347 - June 10, 1952

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Reece Baker Black (AFSN: 0-41040), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a B-26 attack bomber on the night of 28 January 1952. Weather conditions were unusually unfavorable for the performance of the assigned mission which was the interdiction of the enemy supply system. A very low broken cloud cover frequently obscured the target and thick haze severely restricted visibility. Despite this impediment, Captain Black sighted, through a break in the clouds, a large enemy convoy. Diving to the attack in a narrow valley, surrounded by rugged terrain, Captain Black made repeated low-level bombing and strafing attacks until eleven of the supply-laden vehicles were destroyed. This highly successful mission, performed in spite of very unfavorable weather and in the face of dangerous terrain conditions dealt a heavy blow to the enemy transport system. By his high courage and skill, Captain Black has brought great credit to himself, his organization and the United States Air Force.

Blackford, William Charles (USN) (posthumous)

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant William Charles Blackford, Jr. (NSN: 0-453727), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as section leader in a flight of eight Corsairs on a strike against the Communist-held airfield of Hoemum, North Korea, on 12 June 1953. Lieutenant Blackford was called upon to take charge of the entire flight because of mechanical failure of the strike leader's aircraft. Lieutenant Blackford's prompt assumption of command, and his competent conduct of the entire flight, resulted in the complete success of the mission assigned. The outstanding leadership and professional skill exhibited by Lieutenant Blackford resulted in rendering the airfield completely non-operational. The attacks were so effectively coordinated that nine direct hits, four by one thousand pound bombs, were spaced over the complete length and width of the runway. Lieutenant Blackford scored three direct, well placed, hits on the runway with his own bombs. Following the completion of the attacks on the airfield, Lieutenant Blackford further demonstrated his high capacity for leadership by directing his flight in attacks on nearby rail and highway bridges used as supply arteries for the airfield and adjacent areas. These further attacks resulted in the destruction of one bridge and damaging of another. Lieutenant Blackford led the attacks and retirement of his flight in such a manner that there was no damage inflicted by enemy anti-aircraft fire on any of the flight. The skill and daring exhibited by Lieutenant Blackford, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, led to the completed success of the mission assigned and materially aided the United Nations Forces in their defense against the enemy. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Blalock, David Arma (USN)

Headquarters, Commander, 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial No. 1071 - 17 November 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign David A. Blalock (NSN: 0-506142), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights in the Korean Theater during the period 3 July to 25 September 1950. As a Pilot of an attack bomber in Attack Squadron Fifty-Five (VA-55), Ensign Blalock participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Bland, Kenneth R. (USMC)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 731 - 10 December 1952

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Air Force Award) to Captain Kenneth R. Bland (MCSN: 0-39827), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 9 October 1952 as a pilot, 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Fifth Air Force. While flying an RF-80 aircraft on a reconnaissance mission above the Chong Chon River, Captain Bland experienced severe vibration throughout his aircraft and loss of power due to the failure of several turbine blades in the engine. Although nine enemy fighter formations were in his immediate area Captain Bland succeeded in flying his disabled aircraft down the western coast of Korea without interception. While fifty miles from Kimpo Air Base, Captain Bland received indications of excessive oil pressure, fire in the engine section, and loss of power to thirty-five per cent of rated output. Captain Bland then utilized outstanding airmanship to glide the remaining distance and execute a successful dead-stick approach and landing at Kimpo. By the skill and cool judgment he displayed under extreme stress on this occasion, Captain Bland prevented the loss of a valuable aircraft and brought great credit upon himself, the United States Air Force, and the Fleet Marine Force.

Blaney, Clive (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 14560 - 10 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Clive Blaney (MCSN: 0-32239), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving with a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 16 April 1953, Captain Blaney was a member of a division of fighter bombers on a close air support mission in direct support of the First Marine Division. When the flight leader was forced to return to his base because of mechanical difficulty, Captain Blaney unhesitatingly assumed the lead despite the fact that the flight was diverted from its pre-briefed mission to a completely unfamiliar target that was then exerting heavy pressure on elements of the FIRST Marine Division. Promptly locating the well-camouflaged heavy weapons and mortar positions, located in hazardous terrain, Captain Blaney courageously led a daring attack through intense anti-aircraft and small arms fire and pinpointed the target with a direct bomb hit on the heavy weapons position. Exercising extreme caution because of the close proximity of friendly troops, Captain Blaney displayed aggressive leadership to direct the flight in repeated bombing and strafing runs on the enemy emplacement. His outstanding bombing accuracy and exemplary leadership in organizing and directing his flight, were largely responsible for the success of a mission that substantially reduced hostile pressure on friendly front line forces. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Blass, Lytton F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 14713 - 31 October 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Lytton F. Blass (MCSN: 0-22379/271009), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 24 April 1952, Captain Blass was the pilot of an unarmed photographic reconnaissance aircraft assigned the mission of photographing enemy airfields, bridges and railroad facilities in the Kunuri and Sinanju area. En route to the target and without prior warning, he was intercepted by eight enemy MiG type aircraft. Greatly outnumbered and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, Captain Blass skillfully maneuvered his unarmed aircraft in such a manner as to force the enemy aircraft to discontinue the attack. Knowing enemy aircraft were still in the vicinity, Captain Blass returned to the target area. Forced to maintain a constant vigilance, and with the successful completion of his mission as his primary objective, Captain Blass refused to leave the area until the targets were completely photographed. As a result of Captain Blass' courageous and determined action, full photographic coverage of the assigned enemy forces in planning future action against the enemy. Captain Blass' outstanding airmanship, determined spirit and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Blatt, Wallace D. (USMC) (1st award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 3709 - 25 April 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Wallace D. Blatt (MCSN: 0-23261), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flights, as a pilot attached to the First Marine Aircraft Wing, from 22 October 1950 through 9 November 1950. Captain Blatt successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat mission against the enemy over Korea, where enemy fire was either received or expected. These missions were flown in a slow, unarmed, observation aircraft; and were instrumental in locating enemy strong points, and spotting for our artillery. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Blatt, Wallace D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 3706 - 25 April 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Wallace D. Blatt (MCSN: 0-23261), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flights, as a pilot attached to the First Marine Air Wing, from 9 November 1950 through 5 December 1950. Captain Blatt successfully completed his thirty-sixth through seventieth combat mission against the enemy over Korea, where enemy fire was either received or expected. These missions were flown in a slow, unarmed, observation aircraft; and were instrumental in locating enemy strong points, and spotting for our artillery. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Blaydes, Aquilla M. (USMC) (1st award)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial No. 989 - 31 October 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant Aquilla M. Blaydes (MCSN: 0-27429), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights in the Korean theater during the period 20 September to 28 September 1950. As a pilot of a fighter plane Second Lieutenant Blaydes participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Blaydes, Aquilla M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commander Naval Forces Far East
General Orders: Serial No. 1311 - 15 February 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant Aquilla M. Blaydes (MCSN: 0-27429), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in action against North Korean forces on 6 and 7 September 1950, while flying as a section leader of Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twenty-Three (VMF-323), on interdiction strikes deep in enemy territory. On 6 September 1950, Second Lieutenant Blaydes pressed home a dive bombing attack in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire on the main rail road bridge located at Koensong, and delivered a direct hit on his pin-point target. On the following day, 7 September 1950, Lieutenant Blaydes was a member of a flight assigned to bomb a rail bridge at a point south of Inchon. Although faced with intense and deadly anti-aircraft fire protecting the bridge, Lieutenant Blaydes drove home his attack with deadly accuracy and secured another direct hit, causing three of the bridge spans to fall into the water and making the bridge and rail supply line from Inchon and Suwon unserviceable. His outstanding achievement and skillful airmanship were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Block, Robert E. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 2871 - 6 April 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Staff Sergeant Robert E. Block (MCSN: 621723), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as an Airborne Intercept Operator attached to a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron from 20 September to 6 December 1950. Staff Sergeant Block successfully completed his first to thirty-fifth combat mission against the enemy in Korea. Most of these flights were at night, deep into enemy territory, and anti-aircraft fire was either received or expected. His actions greatly hampered the movement of enemy vehicular traffic to the front lines. Staff Sergeant Block's outstanding knowledge of radar navigation and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bloomer, Donald M. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 4152 - 4 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Donald M. Bloomer (MCSN: 0-39304), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight during the Korean Conflict from 22 January 1951 to 28 February 1952. Captain Bloomer, while serving as a Pilot attached to the Forward Echelon of Marine Transport Squadron One Hundred Fifty-Two (VMR-152), completed numerous support missions in heavily loaded aircraft. These flights were carried out under unusually hazardous conditions, including extremely adverse weather with heavy icing and turbulence, inadequate aids to navigation including unreliable homer facilities, hazardous mountain terrain, dangerous runways of the advanced airstrips on many occasions covered with mud or ice and snow and over guerrilla infested territory where aircraft had been fired upon and hit. Many of these flights were made into airstrips in extreme forward areas where no aids to navigation or crash facilities existed. The heavy and unbalanced loads of cargo and the adverse weather encountered in these flights required the utmost skill and flight planning and execution, which Captain Bloomer accomplished with confidence and skill. As a result of these flights desperately needed ammunition and other supplies reached front line units and the critically wounded of the United Nations forces were flown safely to hospitals in Japan. Captain Bloomer's alertness, efficient actions and devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Blount, Robert E. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division
General Orders: Serial No. 16230 - 16 May 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Robert E. Blount (MCSN: 0-38146), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while serving with the First Marine Division (Reinforced), on 27 January 1953. Serving as a pilot, Captain Blount displayed exceptional courage, professional skill and devotion to duty. During an extremely dangerous flight over hostile terrain, he fearlessly maneuvered his unarmed aircraft in such a manner that his observer was able to direct a highly successful air strike against enemy positions and troop concentrations. During the operation one of the striking aircraft was partially disabled. Captain Blount immediately guided the damaged plane to a nearby landing strip for a safe landing and a helicopter was summoned for medical attention to the pilot. As a result of his determined efforts, he was instrumental in the destruction of five enemy caves, one supply dump and approximately one hundred yards of trench line. Captain Blount's alertness, efficient actions and outstanding devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Blue, Donald D. (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Donald D. Blue (MCSN: 0-8593), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against enemy aggressor forces in Korea. Lieutenant Colonel Blue, while serving as a pilot with Marine Attack Squadron One Hundred Twenty-One (VMA-121), First Marine Aircraft Wing, FMF, on 29 November 1952, led a flight of four attack aircraft on a mission over enemy territory, destroying a heavily entrenched, well camouflaged enemy strong point containing automatic weapons which were harassing ground units of the First Marine Division with accurate and deadly fire. Lieutenant Colonel Blue instructed the members of his flight to remain over friendly lines while he personally searched out the target. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he flew at a low altitude through intense 20-mm. and small arms fire and located the skillfully camouflaged positions. Rejoining his flight, he expertly maneuvered his plane to make the first attack on the target through the intense flak, scoring a direct hit, which effectively marked the target for the other members of his flight. As a direct result of Lieutenant Colonel Blue's superb airmanship, the enemy gun positions were completely destroyed and the fire on the Division units was promptly lifted. His alertness, prompt and well planned actions, and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Blum, Felix E. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Felix E. Blum, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Fighter Plane attached to Fighter Squadron One Hundred Fifty One, on board the U.S.S. BOXER, during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 24 May 1953. Participating in a night heckler mission over hostile territory, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Blum repeatedly pressed home his attacks on a heavily loaded train with concentrated bombing and 20-mm. fire despite reduced visibility and rugged mountainous terrain. Attacking at low altitudes, which enabled the enemy to direct intense anti-aircraft fire upon his aircraft, he personally destroyed three boxcars, damaged the locomotive and two other boxcars, and caused one large secondary explosion and one rail cut. By his skilled airmanship, marked courage and zealous devotion to duty, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Blum contributed materially to the success of the assigned mission and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Boag, Arthur R. (USMC) (4th award - first 3 received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 4505 - 18 May 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Arthur Raymond Boag (MCSN: 0-11850), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy during the amphibious landing of South Korean Troops north of P'ohang, on 15 September 1950. Major Boag, while serving as a pilot attached to a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron, in an effort to make possible the amphibious landing in enemy territory and at great personal danger, remained over the area during intense enemy anti-aircraft and small arms fire and led his flight in repeated attacks on enemy positions, delivering devastating fire. He continued to make low attacks over the enemy even after all of his ammunition was expended. Major Boag persisted in his efforts to prevent enemy troops from inflicting damage on the South Korean troops by obtaining the maximum endurance out of his aircraft and in so doing destroyed a number of enemy anti-aircraft and mortar positions, as well as a large number of enemy troops. His alertness, efficient actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bobbitt, Lewis E. Jr. (USMCR)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division
General Orders: Serial No. 26815 - 8 September 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Lewis E. Bobbitt, Jr. (MCSN: 0-48445), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 4 June 1952. While attached to a Marine Observation Squadron as a pilot, First Lieutenant Bobbitt was flying a slow, unarmed observation type aircraft on an artillery spotting mission behind the enemy lines when his observer spotted considerable troop activity around a reported bivouac and supply area. Although the target was in an area where anti-aircraft fire could be constantly expected, First Lieutenant Bobbitt unhesitatingly began to orbit the indicated area, giving the observer maximum observation of the target and ensuring rapid adjustment on the target with artillery fire. During the accomplishment of this mission his aircraft was subjected to anti-aircraft and automatic weapons fire. He skillfully maneuvered his plane, keeping the primary target under observation while locating the source of anti-aircraft fire. The observer was then able to adjust artillery fire on the anti-aircraft position. First Lieutenant Bobbitt remained over the area until the fire mission was complete, returning to base long after dark and his estimated time of return. His devotion to duty contributed to the infliction of numerous casualties and material damage on the enemy. First Lieutenant Bobbitt's heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Boiter, Ansel L. (posthumous)

Citation not yet found.

Boldman, James Dean (USMC) (3rd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 56 - 19 June 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain James Dean Boldman (MCSN: 0-24141), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving as a Pilot attached to a Marine Fighter Squadron. On 5 April 1951, Captain Boldman answered an urgent call for volunteers to make a hazardous combat strike in close support of Marine ground forces who were seriously threatened by a strong enemy force occupying an advantageous position in the path of their advance. Captain Boldman was well aware that it would be necessary to lead his flight through bad weather at low altitude over two hundred miles of rugged terrain in order to reach the objective area. Despite extremely low visibility and heavy anti-aircraft fire, Captain Boldman, with a high degree of courage and skill, pressed through to the objective and attacked the enemy positions. While in the initial attack, one member of the four plane flight received a direct hit from one of the large caliber anti-aircraft guns protecting the enemy positions, causing that pilot to crash to his death. Despite this loss, Captain Boldman, at grave risk to his own life, continued to make accurate and effective napalm, rocket and strafing attacks on the enemy positions. The area was neutralized and was subsequently captured by our Marine ground forces. Captain Boldman's skillful flying and his fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bolt, John Franklin Jr. (USMC) (3rd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in addition to a previously awarded Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross (Air Force Award) to Major John Franklin Bolt, Jr. (MCSN: 0-13522), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while flying with the 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Fifth Air Force, in aerial combat against the enemy in Korea on 16 May 1953. Major Bold was flying the number three position in a flight of six F-86 Sabre Jets on a Yalu River patrol when he sighted twelve enemy MiG-15s. In order to provide protection for his wingman, hw was lagging behind, Major Bolt slowed his aircraft, disregarding the increased vulnerability of his own plane to enemy attack. Through superior airmanship, he then maneuvered his two plane attacking force into firing position on the enemy flight. Although forced into the defensive several times by the numerically superior enemy aircraft, Major Bolt tenaciously pursued one of the MiG-15s, and by repeatedly firing damaging bursts into the engine section, he forced the enemy pilot to bail out. In this encounter, Major Bolt displayed the courage, ability and tenacity of purpose that has constantly distinguished his tour of duty with the 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, and through these efforts he has reflected great credit upon himself, the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force.

Bolton, Willard R. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 145 - 22 February 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Willard R. Bolton (MCSN: 0-39400), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the armed enemy in Korea on 8 January 1952. Captain Bolton, as pilot of a slow, unarmed, evacuation type helicopter, volunteered to perform a night evacuation mission to the Kangok area on the front lines. Although his aircraft was not equipped with night flying instruments, Captain Bolton, without regard for his own personal safety, flew through the darkness over rugged mountainous terrain. While high winds made his craft almost uncontrollable and although he was deprived of using his landing lights, he succeeded in landing the helicopter in a tiny clearing. He then waited over twenty minutes so that first aid could be rendered the two wounded Marines before evacuating them. During this period, enemy mortar and artillery was bursting dangerously near. With the seriously wounded Marines aboard his aircraft, he flew back through the darkness and completed a highly successful mission. His great personal bravery was an inspiration to all who observed him and aided materially in saving lives which would have been lost without prompt medical care at rear aid facilities. Captain Bolton's efficient actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bonham, Jonita Ruth (USAF)

First Lieutenant Jonita R. Bonham performed meritorious service and distinguished herself while acting as Flight Nurse in medical air evacuation flights totaling one hundred seventy (170) hours from 25 July to 26 September 1950. Lieutenant Bonham flew in unarmed cargo type aircraft. On many occasions these aircraft were operating in and out of advance airfields which were being subjected to enemy fire; transporting ammunition, rockets, bombs and other types of high explosives and inflammable material, under adverse weather conditions and over hazardous terrain. Despite these conditions, Lieutenant Bonham carried out her missions willingly and without complaint, continually comforting and caring for her patients. By her courage, ability and unselfish devotion to duty, Lieutenant Bonham has reflected great credit upon herself, her profession and the United States Air Force.

Bonner, John D. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 13107 - 13 August 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain John D. Bonner (MCSN: 0-38551), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving with a Marine attack squadron in Korea. On 10 January 1953, as a member of a flight of Marine attack aircraft, Captain Bonner engaged in an aerial assault against a heavily defended enemy rail bridge near Anju. As Captain Bonner completed a bombing attack in which he scored direct bomb hits, his aircraft was struck by an explosive enemy projectile. With complete disregard for his own safety, the extensive damage to his aircraft and increasing hostile fire, he resolutely pressed low-level strafing attacks on targets of opportunity. Maneuvering with skill and precision despite the severe damage to his engine, he piloted his faltering aircraft 130 miles to a friendly air base where he executed a successful emergency landing. Captain Bonner's outstanding perseverance and superb airmanship in completing his attack on the enemy contributed substantially to the success of a mission that demolished a vital link in the enemy's transportation system. His courageous conduct, exceptional initiative and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Boodro, William H. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 5832 - 10 May 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain William H. Boodro (MCSN: 0-24854), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 11 January 1952. Captain Boodro, as a section leader in a flight of five AD's, took off on a pre-briefed close air support mission at the request of the Joint Operations Center. The flight reported to HAMMER BAKER 7 control, who was to control and designate targets for this flight. HAMMER BAKER 7 assigned a target consisting of three artillery positions plus accompanying prepared bunkers near the village of Songam-ni. Captain Boodro then led his flight, in the face of extremely heavy and accurate enemy small arms fire, in a series of expertly executed bombing and strafing attacks. Captain Boodro made repeated runs on the gun positions and scored two direct hits with 1,000 pound bombs destroying one artillery piece. The airborne controller credited the flight with two artillery positions destroyed and one severely damaged with seventy-five percent coverage of the target area. Captain Boodro's efficient actions, and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Booth, George Harvey (USN)

Headquarters, Commander Naval Forces Far East
General Orders: Serial No. 1815 - 5 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Electronicsman First Class George Harvey Booth (NSN: 8262384), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-six combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Borellini, Dewey (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 6970 - 28 July 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Dewey Borellini (MCSN: 0-28678), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy during the Chinese Communist offensive in Korea on 26 June 1951. Captain Borellini, as flight leader of four aircraft on a reconnaissance mission, diverted his flight to a close support target near the town of Kimsong at the urgent request of an airborne controller. Arriving over the target area, he located and identified the enemy positions by making numerous low-level runs over their positions. He also discovered that friendly troops were pinned down by enemy fire received from the hill-top positions. Without regard for his own personal safety, Captain Borellini led repeated attacks against the positions despite intense enemy fire. His skillfully executed bombing and strafing attacks inflicted heavy casualties upon the enemy and completely neutralized the position. Captain Borellini's courageous leadership and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bores, Joseph E. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Joseph E. Bores (NSN: 0-522427), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Navy Corsair Fighter while attached to and serving with Fighter Squadron One Hundred Thirteen (VF-113), embarked in U.S.S. PHILIPPINE SEA (CVA-47), during actions against enemy forces on 13 April 1952. Prior to a coordinated strike by Task Force Seventy-Seven against the hostile industrial and supply center of Chongjin, North Korea, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Bores directed naval gunfire against heavily concentrated troop and gun positions in order to reduce the resistance of the area to aerial attack. Although his aircraft was pierced numerous times by intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, he valiantly continued to direct the ship's fire into two large barracks areas effecting the complete destruction of all buildings in both areas. Displaying cool courage and bold combat tactics, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Bores initiated repeated bombing and strafing attacks against a warehouse area which was encircled by withering anti-aircraft fire. In his personal attacks he destroyed a large factory, burned two warehouses to the ground, and silenced two gun positions. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Bores fought his plane gallantly despite grave personal hazards. His relentless fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bortz, William H. Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 8849 - 23 September 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain William H. Bortz, Jr. (MCSN: 0-32735), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy on 29 May 1951 in Korea. Captain Bortz, while serving as a Pilot with a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron, was engaged on a night intruder mission in then Buachon area. Despite the limitations of darkness and haze, he located an enemy vehicle column of about one hundred and fifty trucks, many of them towing artillery pieces. Captain Bortz immediately initiated a series of devastating attacks, aggressively pursuing his runs to hazardously low altitudes to insure the maximum effectiveness of his bombs, rockets and twenty millimeter cannon. Disregarding intense mobile anti-aircraft fire, he persisted in his attacks until his ordnance was expended. As a result of Captain Bortz's efficient actions on this night, the enemy suffered the total destruction of ten trucks with their associated loads, and six damaged. His superb airmanship, aggressive devotion to duty and complete disregard for his personal safety were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Boswell, Charles E. Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Serial No. 3709 - 25 April 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Charles E. Boswell, Jr. (MCSN: 0-31278), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot attached to a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron from 22 September 1950 to 7 December 1950. Captain Boswell successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat mission against the enemy in Korea. Most of these flights were at night, deep into enemy territory, and anti-aircraft fire was either received or expected. His actions greatly hampered the movement of enemy vehicular traffic to the front lines. Captain Boswell's skillful airmanship and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bourassa, Joseph R. (64th FAB, 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO72, 23Aug50)

Citation not yet found.

Boudreaux, Donald L. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division
General Orders: Serial No. 7915 - 6 March 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Donald L. Boudreaux (MCSN: 0-37136), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the armed enemy while serving with a Marine Observation Squadron in Korea, on 18 December 1952. Captain Boudreaux, serving as a pilot of an evacuation type helicopter, volunteered to attempt a hazardous night evacuation mission. Expressing complete disregard for his personal safety, he took off in complete darkness and flew over difficult mountainous terrain without proper instruments. Although a previous flight to the same site had crashed as a result of the restricted visibility, he skillfully maneuvered his aircraft to the designated evacuation point and made a successful landing in the snow. He directed the loading of two critically wounded Marines and completed the mission by delivering them to a rear area medical unit for immediate treatment. Captain Boudreaux's alertness, efficient actions and outstanding devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bousquet, Arthur R. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 5208 - 26 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Arthur R. Bousquet (MCSN: 0-49246), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twelve (VMF-312), on 14 November 1951, in the vicinity of Mandung-ni, Korea. While flying as section leader on a close support mission, First Lieutenant Bousquet displayed outstanding airmanship as he pressed home his attack. On his first run he detected two enemy gun positions and scored a direct hit on one of them with a napalm bomb. Despite the heavy concentration of enemy fire from small arms and automatic weapons, he made repeated low level napalm and bombing attacks scoring direct hits on the second gun position and three large bunkers. First Lieutenant Bousquet personally accounted for two gun positions and three enemy bunkers destroyed. By his aggressiveness, courage, and fearless devotion to duty he greatly decreased the effectiveness of the enemy force confronting the United Nations troops. His actions throughout the entire engagement were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bowdoin, Franklin W. (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Airman First Class Franklin W. Bowdoin, United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement against an enemy of the United States on the night of 17 November 1952, while serving as engineer on a B-26 attack bomber of the Third Bombardment Wing (Light), Fifth Air Force. While on a night interdiction mission over North Korea, Airman Bowdoin and his crew sighted a convoy of twelve vehicles on the main supply route south of Chinnampo. During the repeated attacks pressed upon these vehicles, Airman Bowdoin demonstrated an unusual degree of coordination with his pilot by monitoring the instruments and altimeter so effectively that the pilot was enabled to concentrate fully on directions given by the bombardier. As a result of the excellent coordination between the engineer and pilot, seven vehicles were destroyed by fire and explosions. Airman Bowdoin 's outstanding use of crew coordination and superior knowledge reflect great credit upon himself, his organization and the United States Air Force.

Bowen, Frederick William (USN) (posthumous)

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Commander Frederick William Bowen (NSN: 0-116326), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot of fighter aircraft attached to Fighter Squadron EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR (VF-884), aboard the U.S.S. KEARSARGE. As flight leader on 29 September 1952, Lieutenant Commander Bowen, while participating in a strike mission at Tong-chon-ni, a small city in hostile North Korea, did courageously and skillfully direct attacks, in the face of intense automatic and small arms fire, upon an enemy troop and supply area. By direct hits with his bombs he destroyed one anti-aircraft position, two personnel buildings and annihilated an estimated fifty enemy troops. Lieutenant Commander Bowen showed skillful versatility without regard for his own personal safety and displayed the inspiring leadership and steadfast devotion to duty that are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bowen, Jarrette D. Sr. (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Jarrette D. Bowen, Sr., United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement on an aerial flight over enemy territory on 1 September 1950. Captain Bowen flew alone and unarmed in a jet reconnaissance aircraft on a multiple target photographic mission including the heavily defended Seoul bridges and the Air Fields at Kimpo, Suwon, and Pyongtek. Upon letting down to the assigned altitude of 14,000 feet, Captain Bowen experienced partial power failure and severe vibrations due to a critically damaged turbine wheel. Disregarding the power failure and in spite of enemy ground fire and roving enemy air patrols, Captain Bowen successfully completed his assigned mission before returning to his home base. As a result of his photographs, the United Nations Forces were able to locate key enemy defenses in these areas. Through his technical skill and valorous devotion to duty, Captain Bowen has brought great credit to himself, the United Nations Forces, and the United States Air Force.

Bowers, Marion Boyd (USMC) (2rd award - 1st two received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 1372 - 26 January 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Marion Boyd Bowers (MCSN: 0-16967), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with a Marine Photographic Squadron in Korea. On 30 October 1952, Major Bowers, as pilot of an unarmed photographic aircraft operating from a naval aircraft carrier, conducted a specially assigned photographic mission deep in enemy territory. In order to achieve the element of surprise necessary to the successful accomplishment of the mission, Major Bowers proceeded without fighter escort into an area known to be defended by enemy interceptors and concentrated anti-aircraft weapons. Obtaining photographic coverage far in excess of that normally expected under the flight conditions encountered, he secured intelligence information of vital importance to the United States Naval Service. His courageous conduct, exceptional professional skill and devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bowman, David W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 7274 - 5 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant David W. Bowman (MCSN: 0-44613), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy during operations in Korea. First Lieutenant Bowman, serving as a Pilot attached to a Marine All Weather Fighting Squadron, engaged in a night intruder mission in the Singosan area of Northern Korea on the night of 26 October 1951. Disregarding the hazards imposed by the combination of darkness, haze, and mountainous terrain, he methodically reconnoitered his assigned sector until he noted indications of traffic on a road below. After directing the accompanying flare dropping aircraft to illuminate the area, Lieutenant Bowman executed a low level napalm attack on four trucks which were parked in close proximity and scored a direct hit which resulted in the complete destruction of all four vehicles. Despite anti-aircraft fire which this action roused, he remained in the area and sought out and destroyed two more trucks which had taken cover by the wayside. His alertness, efficient action, and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bowman, George Shephard (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 5356 - 7 April 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Colonel George Shepard Bowman (MCSN: 0-5314), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea as Commanding Officer of a Marine Aircraft Group. On 26 March 1953, Colonel Bowman served as Tactical Air Coordinator in a massed aerial assault on enemy supply installations in the vicinity of Chinnampo. Flying attack bombers, he and his wingman reached the objective prior to the arrival of the striking force and conducted a preliminary reconnaissance of the extensive target. Suddenly and without warning they were attacked from above by four enemy jet fighters. Colonel Bowman led his wingman in countering and beating off this attack by the vastly superior enemy fighter force and, despite its continued presence in the area, proceeded to direct the Marine's striking force of jet and propeller driven fighter bombers in a closely coordinated and highly destructive attack on the enemy installations. Following the withdrawal of the striking force, he remained in the area to make low level visual damage assessments of the strike. Colonel Bowman's resolute actions in the face of the enemy fighter attack and his skillful leadership in the direction and control of his own forces were largely responsible for the success of a mission that inflicted heavy damage upon the enemy. His courageous conduct, outstanding professional ability and steadfast devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Boyd, Joe T. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 4432 - 11 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Joe T. Boyd (MCSN: 0-21780), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in support of the First Marine Division and the First Marine Aircraft Wing on 5 August 1951. Captain Boyd, while serving as a pilot with the Forward Echelon of a Marine Transport Squadron, flew vitally needed personnel into an improvised dirt strip, located on a river bed in the Chunch-on area of Korea. The enemy was in the area north of the strip. Extreme caution had to be used in approaching the field in order to avoid small arms fire. The weather was such as to require an instrument let-down on an unreliable homer in dangerous mountain terrain. The arrival of the vitally needed personnel greatly improved the defense positions of the FIRST Marine Division. In addition to the above action, Captain Boyd participated in more than 150 other flights in heavily loaded aircraft. Many of these flights were carried out under unusually hazardous conditions, including extremely adverse weather, hazardous mountain terrain, dangerous runways of the advanced airstrips on may occasions covered with mud or ice and snow and over guerrilla infested territory where aircraft had been fired upon and hit. Many of these flights were made into airstrips in extreme forward areas where no aids to navigation or crash facilities existed. The heavy loads of cargo and the adverse weather encountered on these flights required the utmost skill in flight planning and execution, which Captain Boyd accomplished with confidence and skill without regard for personal fatigue or danger. As a result of these flights desperately needed personnel, ammunition, and other supplies reached front line units. Captain Boyd's alertness, efficient actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Boyd, Lincoln Jr. (USMC) (1st award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 12234 - 30 December 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Lincoln Boyd, Jr. (MCSN: 0-30828), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy and while serving as a pilot attached to a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 23 September 1951, Captain Boyd, at the urgent request of a forward air controller for close air support, took off with his flight from a forward air base. Despite adverse weather and hazardous territory, he safely led his flight to the target area. Working in close conjunction with the forward air controller, he located two pockets of enemy troops and machine gun emplacements that were inflicting casualties on friendly troops and holding up their advance. Notwithstanding the intense and accurate small arms fire being directed at the planes, Captain Boyd, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, coordinated his attacks so as to most advantageously strike the target and keep it constantly under fire. Repeatedly, he pressed home his bombing, strafing and napalm attacks, until the mission was successfully accomplished. As a direct result of his outstanding leadership and expert marksmanship, many enemy troops were killed, four machine gun positions were destroyed and friendly forces were able to advance with a minimum of casualties. Captain Boyd's skillful flying and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Boyd, Lincoln Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 1945 - 22 February 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Lincoln Boyd, Jr. (MCSN: 0-30828), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the armed enemy in Korea on 16 December 1951. Captain Boyd, as pilot of a slow, unarmed observation aircraft, was assigned the mission of searching for active enemy artillery positions in the Ousil area, which were inflicting casualties on friendly units. Due to a low ceiling and poor visibility, Captain Boyd unhesitatingly conducted his reconnaissance at extremely low altitudes, exposing his vulnerable aircraft to intense anti-aircraft fire. Finally, after locating several active enemy artillery positions, he immediately conducted a fire mission upon them. While directing the fire mission, Captain Boyd, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, made frequent low and hazardous passes to accurately pinpoint these enemy positions, continually being fired upon by four enemy machine guns which damaged his aircraft. Although his plane was damaged he completed a highly successful mission, by skillfully directing friendly artillery in the complete destruction of three active enemy artillery positions and damaging four others. His high degree of professional competence, coolness under fire, and selfless devotion to duty were exemplary and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Boyd, Randall Thomas Jr. (USN) (1st award)

General Orders: Commander Naval Forces Far East: Serial 1444 (February 20, 1941)
Action Date: 12-Oct-50

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Commander [then Lieutenant Commander] Randall Thomas Boyd, Jr. (NSN: 0-100336), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Patrol Plane Commander of a Patrol Bomber during a reconnaissance patrol in search of hostile mines in the vicinity of Wonsan, Korea, on 12 October 1950. When enemy shore batteries attacked United States mine sweepers with intense fire, Commander Boyd spotted hostile targets, took them under fire and held them down while the vessels escaped from the area. Braving heavy fire sent up from the ground, he controlled Naval gunfire and vectored carrier-based aircraft to the enemy positions. A skilled airman and cool leader in the face of hostile opposition, Commander Boyd, by his initiative and inspiring devotion to duty, encouraged his crew members to exert maximum effort during this engagement, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Boyd, Randall Thomas Jr. (USN) (2nd award)

General Orders: Commander Naval Forces Far East: Serial 1815 (March 5, 1941)
Action Date: July 2 - December 25, 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Commander [then Lieutenant Commander] Randall Thomas Boyd, Jr. (NSN: 0-100336), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, Commander Boyd participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Boyles, Wayne Eugene (USMC) (posthumous)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 1315 - 6 February 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant Wayne Eugene Boyles (MCSN: 0-29971), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a pilot of a fighter aircraft against the enemy on 31 July 1951. First Lieutenant Boyles, as a member of a four plane flight on a close air support mission near Chongpyong-ni, Korea, was assigned to work with an airborne controller against several hundred enemy troops. In spite of limited visibility, low ceiling and intense small arms fire, First Lieutenant Boyles repeatedly made minimum altitude attacks with bombs, rockets and strafing against the entrenched enemy troops. These successful attacks enabled the United Nations forces to advance over this position with little opposition. This flight was credited with inflicting one hundred and ninety-five enemy casualties and destroying five heavy machine gun emplacements. First Lieutenant Boyles' aggressive leadership, efficient actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brace, Richard N. Jr. (USAF)

By direction of the President, Airman First Class Richard N. Brace Jr, United States Air Force, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for distinguishing himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as gunner on a B-26 attack bomber with the 3d Bombardment Wing, Light, Fifth Air Force, on the night of 16 July 1953. Airman Brace displayed outstanding airmanship and crew coordination while flying armed reconnaissance over the enemy's main supply routes between Sunchon and Pyongyang, Korea. Shortly after arrival in the target area, a fire was observed in the air compressor located in the bomb bay of the aircraft, the fire was rapidly spreading throughout the rear bomb bay and gunner's compartment, and presented an immediate serious threat to the safety of the aircraft and crew. Airman Brace, without hesitation or regard for his personal safety proceeded to attack the fire in a most efficient manner. After calmly describing the situation to the pilot, he grasped a fire extinguisher, entered the bomb bay, which was fully loaded with high explosives, and extinguished the fire thereby permitting completion of the mission which resulted in the destruction of two enemy vehicles. By his outstanding courage and devotion to duty, Airman Brace has brought great credit upon himself, his organization and the United States Air Force.

Braddock, Martin T. (USN)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Junior Grade Marvin T. Braddock for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of an attack plane attached to and serving with Attack Squadron One Hundred Fifty-five on the U.S.S. Princeton on 16 March 1953. Lieutenant Junior Grade Braddock, while flying as a member of an attack bomber group in the Wonsan Military Complex area of Communist-held North Korea, spotted a large number of camouflaged trucks and supplies. Despite intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, he personally destroyed four trucks and caused a large secondary explosion. His courageous conduct and superb airmanship contributed immeasurably to the success of the Princeton in its assigned missions and to the termination of the conflict with the Communist Forces in North Korea. His actions and steadfast devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bradley, Altus E. ( USN)

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 61 (January 14, 1952)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Commander Altus E. Bradley (NSN: 0-130031), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a fighter pilot attached to and serving with Fighter Squadron Eight Hundred Eighty-Four (VF-884), while operating from the U.S.S. Boxer (CV-21). On 10 September 1951, Lieutenant Commander Bradley led a strike against vital railroad and highway bridges near Yangdok. With courageous skill and efficiency he initiated the attack which suppressed the anti-aircraft gun positions thereby enabling the following planes to accurately destroy the bridges unmolested. Upon completion of the attack, he intercepted a radio call for air support from naval vessels in Wonsan Harbor who were at that time being shelled by a concentration of shore batteries. He immediately diverted his strike and came to their aid. Ignoring the anti-aircraft fire within that area, he directed attacks on the shore installations, silencing their barrage and destroying a confirmed thirteen of the shelling gun positions. Lieutenant Commander Bradley in showing skillful versatility and utter disregard for his own personal safety, displayed the inspiring leadership and devotion to duty that were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bradley, James W. Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 5783 - 9 May 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant James W. Bradley, Jr. (MCSN: 0-51594), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 18 October 1951. As wingman of a flight of three F-9F's, Second Lieutenant Bradley took off on a pre-briefed road reconnaissance mission as directed by the Joint Operations Center. In the vicinity of Singo-San a column of trucks was observed. The flight leader immediately called for an attach, then led the flight in a devastatingly accurate strafing run. Second Lieutenant Bradley followed the leader in, destroying one truck, on this initial run. Repeated runs were made during which Second Lieutenant Bradley caused damage to several other trucks. Continuing with the reconnaissance mission, the flight located an enemy supply dump in the vicinity of Kowan. As the leader commenced his attack a heavy barrage of automatic weapons fire was directed against the flight. Despite this obvious danger, Second Lieutenant Bradley pressed home the attack accurately placing a rocket on a warehouse which immediately caught fire and burned. Although the enemy relentlessly fired their anti-aircraft weapons at the flight, Second Lieutenant Bradley, without regard for his own personal safety, vigorously and unhesitatingly, made repeated runs on the target, causing additional fires and further damage to vital enemy supplies. His exceptional airmanship and high degree of personal courage contributed in large measure to the success of the flight, which in the final analysis accounted for the destruction of four trucks, damage to several others and damage to the supply dump. Second Lieutenant Bradley's high degree of professional skill, efficient action, and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bradley, Lyle R. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 12272 - 31 December 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Lyle R. Bradley (MCSN: 0-37371), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving as a pilot attached to a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 29 May 1951, First Lieutenant Bradley took off from an advanced air base on a special strike called to neutralize the enemy railroad marshalling yard at Sariwon. With his division, Lieutenant Bradley flew deep into North Korea to this enemy stronghold. Upon reaching the objective the flight was subjected to extremely intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire. Lieutenant Bradley, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, pressed home his bombing attack and materially contributed to the success of the assigned mission. As a result of this attack the marshalling yard, four locomotives, and numerous railroad cars were severely damaged. First Lieutenant Bradley's skillful flying and his fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bradway, Judson J. (USMC) (3rd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 2580 - 2 March 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Judson J. Bradway (MCSN: 0-34293), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy during operations in Korea. Captain Bradway, serving as a pilot attached to a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron, engaged in a night intruder mission near Singosan on the night of 25 August 1951. Methodically searching the roads which traverse the rugged terrain of the area for signs of traffic, he proceeded northward until he observed signs of activity in the immediate vicinity of Singosan. With full knowledge of the multitudinous anti-aircraft positions established at the site, he directed the accompanying flare dropping aircraft to illuminate the area and immediately launched a probing attack to verify the presence of vehicles. As the result of the series of highly effective napalm, bombing, and strafing attacks which he executed immediately thereafter, seven trucks including one large, fully laden gasoline transport, were completely destroyed. Captain Bradway's alertness, efficient action, and courageous devotion were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brainard, Owen W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine division
General Orders: Serial 36935 - 10 November 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Owen W. Brainard (MCSN: 0-44729), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while serving with a Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron on 27 July 1953. Serving as a pilot, Captain Brainard displayed exceptional courage, professional skill and devotion to duty. He volunteered to evacuate by helicopter two critically wounded Marines from a forward medical company to a hospital shop. Despite being informed that the flight would be made during the hours of darkness, over mountainous terrain and under adverse weather conditions, he expressed complete disregard for his personal safety and made a successful flight from the squadron's forward echelon to the medical company and recovered the two wounded Marines. He then dauntlessly flew from the medical company to the hospital ship through heavy rain and fog without the aid of navigational instruments. His extremely skillful airmanship and determined actions in effecting the expeditious evacuation of the Marines aided materially in saving their lives. Captain Brainard's alertness, efficient action and outstanding devotion to duty served as an inspiration to all who observed him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brandon, Henry F. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 8934 - 6 June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Henry F. Brandon (MCSN: 0-30018), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Photographic Squadron in Korea. On 2 September 1952, accompanied by 12 jet fighter escort, Captain Brandon flew an unarmed photographic plane on a high priority reconnaissance mission in the Sinuiju-shiho area of North Korea. While approaching his target, a heavily defended enemy power complex, a vastly superior force of enemy jet interceptors attempted to break through his protective escort. Despite the raging air battle, Captain Brandon pressed on to his objective. Over the target area radar controlled anti-aircraft fire, directed at Captain Brandon's aircraft, became so intense that the pursuing enemy jets were forced to disengage. Although advised to alter course by the escort leader, he disregarded the increasingly exceptionally accurate hostile fire and kept his aircraft at a constant speed and altitude obtaining vitally needed photographs. Captain Brandon's perseverance and superb airmanship were directly responsible for the success of a mission that secured intelligence information of vital importance to the United Nations' air and ground forces. His actions were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brandon, Joseph L. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 12270 - 31 December 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Joseph L. Brandon (MCSN: 0-45308), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in an aerial flight against the enemy and while serving as a pilot attached to a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 3 June 1951, First Lieutenant Brandon, in response to a request for close air support took off with his flight from a forward air base. Arriving in the target area he immediately located a detachment of enemy troops that were attacking friendly positions. Working in close conjunction with the forward air controller and with utter disregard for the automatic weapons and small arms fire directed at the flight, First Lieutenant Brandon, displaying outstanding leadership qualities and coordination, directed his planes on this enemy force. Repeatedly attacking with napalm, bombs and rockets, he was able to completely disrupt the attack, killing many enemy troops and routing the rest. Pursuing those that fled the attack, First Lieutenant Brandon directed his flight on a small, barely accessible raving into which they were hiding. Despite hazardous terrain he repeatedly pressed home his attacks until the entire ravine had been covered with bombs and rockets. As a direct result of his expert airmanship and courageous attacks many enemy troops were killed and the enemy attacks on friendly positions completely disrupted. First Lieutenant Brandon's skillful flying and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brandon, Lawrence H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 11713 - 1 September 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Lawrence H. Brandon (MCSN: 0-24700), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 13 April 1952, as a Marine pilot on a close air support mission. Captain Brandon, section leader of four AD's assigned targets near Chiam-ni and P'yonggang, braved intense enemy ground fire to expertly score three direct hits in each target area during bombing, napalm and strafing assaults. His efficient leadership and courageous action resulted in the destruction of one artillery piece, five artillery positions and one house in the Chiam-ni area and the destruction of five bunkers and one communications center in the P'yonggang area. Captain Brandon's expert airmanship contributed greatly to the success of the mission and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Branham, Alfred F. (USMC) (2nd award - 1st award received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 17747 - 11 November 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Alfred F. Branham (MCSN: 0-27844), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a member of a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 12 April 1953, while flying a Marine jet night fighter, Captain Branham escorted a pre-dawn flight of medium bombers on a high priority aerial assault against heavily defended enemy military installations deep in hostile territory. Constantly on the alert for enemy interceptor aircraft, he detected targets on his radar screen and immediately conducted interceptions on hostile jet fighters. Despite the illumination of multiple searchlight beams and barrages of radar-controlled anti-aircraft fire, he tracked the enemy aircraft and repelled their attempts to assault the bombers. The outstanding aggressiveness displayed by Captain Branham on this and numerous other night escort missions, while under constant threat of attack by numerically superior enemy jet interceptors, was a major factor in the success of massed night bombing raids on strategic enemy installations. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Braswell, 1LT Arnold Webb (USAF)

Braun, Richard Lane (USMC) (5th award - first four in World War II)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial N. 15193 - 21 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Fourth Gold Star in lieu of a Fifth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Richard Lane Braun (MCSN: 0-10301), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 28 May 1953, Major Braun led a division of Marine attack aircraft on a close air support mission against heavily defended and well entrenched enemy bunkers and automatic weapons that were inflicting serious damage on friendly front line units. Approaching the target area, a low ceiling so reduced forward visibility that Major Braun instructed his flight to orbit out of range of hostile anti-aircraft fire while he definitely located the objective. Promptly detecting the carefully camouflaged enemy position, he rejoined the orbiting aircraft and led a daring low level assault. Diving to minimum altitude through an intense barrage of defensive fire, he scored direct hits that clearly marked the target for the remainder of the flight. Major Braun's exceptional bombing accuracy and exemplary leadership were responsible for the success of a mission that destroyed fourteen enemy personnel shelters, three automatic weapons and substantially reduced pressure on advancing elements of the United Nations ground forces. His courageous conduct, outstanding initiative and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Braun, Richard Lane (USMC) (6th award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders No. 15193 - 21 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Silver Star in lieu of a Sixth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Richard Lane Braun (MCSN: 0-10301), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 16 June 1953, Major Braun led a massed flight of Marine attack aircraft on a top priority mission deep in enemy territory to destroy a heavily defended and extremely vital enemy dam near the Yalu River. Displaying superb airmanship and exemplary leadership, Major Braun led his flight directly to the target area initiating a bombing attack, despite concentrated hostile anti-aircraft fire and repeated attacks by enemy jet interceptors, attempting to effect a break in the two hundred and twenty foot wide earthen barrier. After returning to a friendly base to refuel and rearm, Major Braun again led the flight to the area for a second strike. Diving through intense barrages of defensive fire he directed repeated assaults that seriously damaged the essential target. Major Braun's exceptional bombing accuracy and outstanding initiative were responsible for the success of a mission that inflicted serious damage to a major enemy dam. His courageous conduct and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Braun, Thomas R. (USMC) (2nd award - first received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders No. 1627 - 19 December 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Thomas R. Braun (MCSN: 0-12237), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flights over enemy territory from 5 August to 20 September 1950. First Lieutenant Braun successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat missions against he enemy over Korea where enemy fire was either received or expected. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Braun, Thomas R. (USMC) (3rd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders No. 2601 - 31 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Thomas R. Braun (MCSN: 0-12237), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flights, as a pilot attached to the FIRST Marine Air Wing, from 22 September to 2 December 1950. First Lieutenant Braun successfully completed his thirty-sixth through seventieth combat missions over Korea, where enemy fire was either received or expected. These missions were flown in a slow, unarmed, observation aircraft; and were instrumental in locating enemy strong points, and spotting for our artillery. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brazell, Mondell (USN)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 2620 - 1 April 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Hospital Corpsman Mondell Brazell (NSN: 3331196), United States Navy, for heroism while participating in aerial flights against the enemy from 6 December to 9 December 1950. Hospitalman Brazell, as a Naval Corpsman attached to the First Marine Air Wing, made eight flights to the extremely small, isolated airstrips located at Koto-ri and Hagaru-ri, Korea. A concentration of enemy troops, estimated to number 70,000, completely surrounded these airstrips, and at Koto-ri, enemy troops were entrenched within 200 yards of the strip. Despite enemy small arms fire and other hazards, Hospital Brazell, as a volunteer Naval Corpsman, made these courageous flights to render immediate first aid to the 4,000 wounded evacuees, just prior to the capture of the two airstrips by the enemy. His devotion to duty and cool courage in the face of grave danger, undoubtedly saved many lives, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bredesen, Neal E.W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders No. 8598 - 7 July 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Neal E. W. Bredesen (MCSN: 0-20285), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight near Yonfyon-ni, Korea, on 9 March 1952, as a member of a Marine Attack Squadron based aboard the U.S.S. BAIROKO (CVE-115). While leading a two-plane Target Combat Air Patrol flight on the west coast of Korea, Major Bredesen was instructed by the amphibious off-shore controller to make a coastal reconnaissance and to look for targets of opportunity. Proceeding on this assignment, Major Bredesen elected to drop his five hundred pound bomb on an important road bridge near Sino-ri. In the face of intense small arms fire Major Bredesen attacked and completely destroyed the bridge. He then flew to the town of Yongyon-ni where he seriously damaged another bridge with two rockets. Saving his remaining ordnance, Major Bredesen made a hazardous and difficult low-level observation of a Mountainous area from which radar impulses have been received by off-shore patrol craft. Elaborately camouflaged cave entrances and other concealed constructions were observed on a steep mountain side. Major Bredesen informed his wingman of these latest positions and initiated several highly skillful, low-level rocket and strafing attacks on the reverse slope positions. These attacks required recovery over a ridge line from which small arms and automatic weapons fire was being received. Major Bredesen scored direct hits on the cave entrances and started several large fires that were still burning four days later. Additional fires that broke out almost immediately in other areas indicate that Major Bredesen had scored direct hit son a network of inter-connected tunnels that contained combustible materials belonging to the enemy. His courageous devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Breeze, Robert W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 7015 - 30 July 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Robert W. Breeze (MCSN: 0-43933), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy during the Chinese Communist offensive in Korea on 6 May 1951. First Lieutenant Breeze, as leader of a flight of four F-9F's took off on a close air support mission in response to an urgent call from the Joint Operations Center. A company of friendly troops, having been cut off from their supporting tank column, was in danger of destruction north of the town of Kumgong-ni. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, First Lieutenant Breeze made several reconnaissance runs over the target area at dangerously low altitudes in order to positively identify the friendly and enemy positions. Having carefully planned his attack, First Lieutenant Breeze then led his flight in a series of skillfully executed bombing and strafing attacks. Despite intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire he pressed home the attacks, inflicting heavy casualties upon the enemy thus providing for the successful withdrawal of the encircled friendly troops. First Lieutenant Breeze's aggressive leadership, efficient action and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brehm, William W. (1st award)

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet
Serial 61 - January 14, 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Commander William W. Brehm, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot attached to and serving with Carrier Air Group 101, while operating from the U.S.S. BOXER (CV-21). On 10 August 1951, Commander Brehm led a flight of six fighter and four attack bombers on a bridge strike near Songjin, North Korea. Under his control the accurate bombing of the entire flight quickly accomplished the destruction of the primary targets, a key highway and a railroad bridge, during which Commander Brehm registered direct one hundred pound bomb hits on each bridge. At Kilchu the flight rendered the only serviceable railroad bridge unusable and he obtained another direct one hundred pound bomb hit. Proceeding to Tanchon, he scored a direct five hundred pound bomb hit on the most vital concrete highway bridge and dropped two of the center spans while other members of the flight destroyed a railroad bridge and cut two railroad bypass bridges, making a total of eight bridges destroyed or cut by only ten aircraft. This destruction was accomplished in the face of scattered to moderate ground fire and his plane suffered minor damage. In subsequent strafing attacks a serious internal wing explosion occurred which rendered the aircraft almost unmanageable, but he was able to return to the ship and land safely. His inspiring leadership and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brehm, William W. (2nd award)

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet
Serial 61 - January 14, 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Commander William W. Brehm, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Commander, Carrier Air Group 101, while operating from the U.S.S. BOXER (CV-21). On 20 May 1951, Commander Brehm led a flight of seven fighters and seven attack bombers on a close air support mission over the front lines near Yongnae-ri, Korea. He was directed by an airborne controller to lead his attacks on two positions on a ridge and in a valley where an estimated eight hundred enemy troops were dug in and he as informed that a ground controller would pin-point his attacks on certain important locations that were only one hundred yards form friendly lines. He aggressively led his flight in a series of destructive bombing, napalm, and strafing attacks through a withering hail of intense and accurate light anti-aircraft fire. He continued to make attacks until all ordnance was expended although his aircraft was slightly damaged by the anti-aircraft fire. The controller estimated that two hundred enemy troops were killed in action in addition to the destruction of two machine gun bunkers, six trucks and an ammunition dump. When the flight returned from the area and friendly troops moved in, they discovered approximately two thousand casualties as a direct result of the devastating air attacks. His inspiring leadership and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brennan, Donald T. (USMC) (2nd award - 1st received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 1937 - 22 February 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Donald T. Brennan (MCSN: 0-25486), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twelve (VMF-312), on 9 October 1951 in the vicinity of Changjae-dae, Korea. While on close air support mission, First Lieutenant Brennan took command of a four plane flight when his division leader's radio failed. He directed the attack against ten mortar positions from which the enemy had succeeded in pinning down friendly troops and despite hazardous terrain and intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, he led repeated low level attacks which completely neutralized all the enemy positions. By his courage and skillful airmanship, First Lieutenant Brennan personally accounted for four mortars destroyed and two damaged. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brenneman, Austin E. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 2208 - 19 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Austin E. Brenneman (MCSN: 0-39340), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a pilot attached to a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea during the period 6 October 1950 to 5 December 1950. First Lieutenant Brenneman completed his thirty-fifth mission in close support of ground forces, destroying and inflicting great damage to concentrations of enemy vehicles, material, and personnel, thereby contributing effectively to the defense of South Korea. By his airmanship and devotion to duty in the face of enemy anti-aircraft fire he contributed materially to the success of the friendly forces. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brennen, William O. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 2157 - 18 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Corporal William O. Brennen (MCSN: 669883), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as Radio Operator of an R-4D transport aircraft from 1 December 1950 to 5 December 1950. Corporal Brennen made seventeen landings and take-offs from extremely small and hastily constructed airstrips located at Koto-ri and Hagaru-ri, Korea. A concentration of enemy troops, estimated to number seventy thousand, completely surrounded these airstrips, and at the Koto-ri strip, enemy troops were entrenched within two hundred yards. Despite enemy small arms fire and other hazards, Corporal Brennen, as a member of the crew, made these courageous flights to carry ammunition, food, and medical supplies to the FIRST Marine Division and then to evacuate the wounded to rear areas. His devotion to duty and cool courage in the face of grave danger was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brier, George R. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 14560 - 10 September 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain George R. Brier (MCSN: 0-48977), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving with a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 7 August 1952, as a member of a flight of Marine jet fighter-bombers, Captain Brier engaged in a high priority close air support mission against heavily defended and well entrenched enemy artillery positions then inflicting serious damage on front line units of the United Nations ground forces. Promptly locating the carefully camouflaged hostile batteries, Captain Brier initiated a low-level bombing and strafing assault. Despite an intense barrage of hostile anti-aircraft fire, he skillfully maneuvered his aircraft through the precipitous terrain and scored a direct bomb hit that demolished two enemy artillery weapons, one personnel bunker and inflicted heavy enemy casualties. Captain Brier's exceptional bombing accuracy and exemplary initiative were largely responsible for the success of a mission that destroyed a major enemy stronghold and substantially reduced pressure on advancing friendly troops. His courageous conduct, outstanding aggressiveness and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Briggs, James D. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 9217 - 5 October 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Master Sergeant James D. Briggs (MCSN: 545457), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy on 24 June 1951 in Korea. While performing a night intruder mission in the Sariwon area, Sergeant Briggs located an enemy warehouse with several trucks along side in the process of transferring their loads. Despite the hazards imposed by darkness and rugged terrain, Sergeant Briggs aggressively initiated a series of attacks, pursuing his runs to dangerously low altitudes in order to insure the maximum effectiveness of his guns, rockets and bombs. Ignoring intense anti-aircraft fire, Sergeant Briggs persisted in his attacks until the warehouse, three trucks, and their associated supplies had been destroyed. Sergeant Briggs aggressive devotion to duty, superb airmanship and complete disregard for his personal safety were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brill, Marvin L. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 18105 - 18 November 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Marvin L. Brill (MCSN: 0-51619), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 1 July 1,53, First Lieutenant Brill led a flight of Marine attack aircraft on a pre-briefed mission against a heavily defended and well entrenched enemy strong point that was causing serious damage to friendly front line units. Locating the carefully camouflaged enemy position under a broken cloud layer in close proximity to friendly troops, he initiated a dive bombing assault. Diving to minimum altitude, in the face of intense hostile defensive fire, he scored direct bomb hits that clearly marked the objective for the remainder of the flight. He then directed a dive bombing assault that damaged four personnel shelters, seventy-five yards of trench and caused three secondary explosions. First Lieutenant Brill's outstanding leadership and exceptional bombing accuracy were responsible for the success of a mission that severely damaged a major enemy stronghold, inflicted heavy casualties and substantially reduced pressure on front line units of the United Nations ground forces. His exemplary conduct throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brilliant, Manuel (USMC) (1st award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 3489 - 7 March 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Brilliant (MCSN: 0-7171), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 3 October 1951, Lieutenant Colonel Brilliant led a twelve plane flight of Marine attack aircraft on a mission against a major enemy supply installation in the vicinity of the Han estuary. Upon locating the heavily defended target, he immediately deployed his flight and initiated a low level bombing attack through an increasingly intense barrage of defensive fire. Scoring direct hits with his bombs and rockets, Lieutenant Colonel Brilliant then continued to lead and direct his flight in repeated attacks that resulted in the destruction of eight enemy strongholds and the neutralization of all visible anti-aircraft positions. His skillful deployment of the flight and aggressive leadership were largely responsible for the success of a mission that seriously impaired the enemy supply and communications system, and substantially disrupted enemy operations within the area of attack. Lieutenant Colonel Brilliant's courageous conduct, outstanding professional skill, and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflect great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brilliant, Manuel (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders No. 10959 - 6 July 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Brilliant (MCSN: 0-7171), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 30 November 1951, Lieutenant Colonel Brilliant led a flight of Marine fighter aircraft on a coastal armed reconnaissance mission near Ullyul. Promptly locating a carefully camouflaged enemy troop and supply concentration, he initiated a daring bombing assault that destroyed large supply buildings and left the area in flames. He then led an aggressive rocket attack on the main supply route, destroying enemy warehouses and inflicting heavy enemy casualties. Continuing the reconnaissance, Lieutenant Colonel Brilliant observed a heavy concentration of enemy troops in bunkers and slit trenches, and immediately led repeated low-level bombing and strafing assaults. Despite intense hostile anti-aircraft fire, he directed his flight in the complete destruction of the objective. Lieutenant Colonel Brilliant's own bombing accuracy and exemplary leadership were largely responsible for the success of a mission that completely destroyed an enemy troop concentration destined to reinforce enemy front line units. His courageous conduct, outstanding aggressiveness and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Britt, Lloyd B. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 490 - 21 January 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Technical Sergeant Lloyd B. Britt (MCSN: 408736), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flights over enemy territory from 7 August 1950 to 26 September 1950. Technical Sergeant Britt successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat missions against the enemy over Korea where enemy fire was either received or expected. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Britton, Jolly Wilburn (USN)

Headquarters, Commander Naval Forces Far East
General Orders: Serial No. 1815 - 5 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class Jolly Wilburn Britton (NSN: 2727409), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a member of a Patrol Plane crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47) during the Korean Conflict. Participating in thirty-six strike missions against enemy forces during the period 2 July 1950 through 25 December 1950, in areas where enemy aircraft and anti-aircraft fire could be expected, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Britton, Weldon C.

Lieutenant Weldon C Britton, a member of a tank battalion, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroic achievement while participating in aerial flight in the vicinity of Naeyu, Korea. On 24 May 1952, Lieutenant Britton flew repeated reconnaissance flights at low altitudes over enemy-held territory in order to assist officers of his company in selecting targets for an attack. The following day, during an assault on the hostile positions, he ignored the hazards resulting from intense hostile anti-aircraft fire to fly over the enemy targets at an altitude of only four hundred feet, skillfully directing the fire of his company’s tanks. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Britton on this occasion contributed significantly to the success of the attack and reflect great credit on himself and the military service.

Brockman, William A. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Division
General Orders: Serial 26655 - 6 September 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain William A. Brockman (MCSN: 0-27147), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 11 July 1952. Captain Brockman, serving as a pilot with a Marine Observation Squadron, was assigned the mission of searching for activity in a particular area of enemy territory where heavy caliber anti-aircraft fire could be expected. He spotted two enemy truck convoys well behind enemy lines and although hampered by rain and coming darkness, skillfully maneuvered his slow, unarmed, observation type aircraft under dangerously low ceiling to permit his observer to adjust artillery fire on both convoys simultaneously. In accomplishing this mission the plane was subjected to an intense volume of automatic weapons and anti-aircraft fire. Despite the continuous fire, Captain Brockman remained on station, successfully disrupting both truck convoys and causing considerable damage by artillery fire, only returning to base when complete darkness made further adjustment impossible. Captain Brockman's heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brogdon, Whit Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 11699 - 1 September 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant J. Whit Brogdon, Jr. (MCSN: 0-51288), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 17 March 1952. First Lieutenant Brogdon, section leader in a flight of 7 AD's on a close air support mission, was instructed to attack automatic weapons positions near Hach'ong. When intense anti-aircraft fire was threatening the success of the mission, he accompanied the flight leader on a daring neutralization raid against the positions. First Lieutenant Brogdon scored a direct hit on one automatic weapon which had been firing at the flight. His heroic and skillful actions resulted in the destruction of five automatic weapons and the infliction of twenty casualties. First Lieutenant Brogdon's superb airmanship and fearless devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brome, Denton E. III (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 2811 - 5 March 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Denton E. Brome, III (MCSN: 0-15665), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in support of the FIRST Marine Division and First Marine Air Wing during the Korean Conflict. On 6 December 1950, Captain Brome while serving as a pilot, with the Forward Echelon of a Marine Transport Squadron, volunteered to fly his aircraft for use as a Tactical Air Direction Center, Airborne. Although no facilities were available for maintaining an R5D aircraft at Yonpo airstrip in North Korea, it was through the concentrated efforts of Captain Brome and his crew, that an Airborne Tactical Direction Center was installed in an unarmed R5D aircraft and maintained throughout daylight hours on station over the target areas where sporadic anti-aircraft fire was encountered, and where enemy aircraft were reported. The Tactical Air Direction Center staff was able to direct all tactical aircraft to their targets, and to keep attack areas under observation, noting the result of air attacks against the enemy and the general effectiveness of air support in this operation. As a result of this action, invaluable assistance was rendered to the general effectiveness of air support during this operation, and the FIRST Marine Division on its march from Hagaru-ri to Hungnam. Captain Brome's alertness, efficient action, and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Broomhead, Marvin S. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Marvin S. Broomhead (NSN: 0-538977), United States Navy, for personal heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as the pilot of an attack bomber on a strike against enemy railroad bridges in the Kumwon area of Korea on 8 February 1952. Participating in a vigorous and persistent glide bombing attack on an enemy bridge, Ensign Broomhead, his aircraft damaged by a bursting hail of anti-aircraft fire, pressed home his attack and continued to the destruction of said bridge before crash landing his aircraft behind enemy lines. His relentless fighting spirit and courageous devotion to duty maintained with complete disregard for his own personal safety, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brothers, William Q. Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 16386 - 13 October 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant William Q. Brothers, Jr. (MCSN: 0-52322), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving with a Marine jet fighter squadron in Korea. On 17 July 1953, as a member of a division of Marine jet fighter-bombers, First Lieutenant Brothers participated in a close air support mission against a heavily defended enemy road bridge. After successfully completing an aerial assault that severely damaged the strategic structure, he noticed that the flight leader's aircraft had been hit by an explosive hostile projectile and was rapidly loosing altitude. First Lieutenant Brothers immediately notified rescue facilities and then, with complete disregard for his own safety, conducted low level runs in the face of intense anti-aircraft fire in order to ascertain the downed pilot's condition. Displaying superb airmanship, he orbited at minimum altitude despite increasingly accurate defensive fire and thereby greatly reduced the downed aviator's peril and facilitated his immediate rescue. First Lieutenant Brothers' heroic actions and exemplary initiative were responsible for the success of the mission and the saving of a fellow Marine's life. His courageous conduct, perseverance and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Broudy, Charles A. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 11602 - 11 December 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Charles A. Broudy (MCSN: 0-36254), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 10 September 1951. Captain Broudy, as leader of a flight of four aircraft, took off on a close air support mission directed by the Joint Operations Center. Captain Broudy contacted an airborne controller near the town of Mundug-ni, and was directed to attack a large number of troops and machine gun positions deployed along a ridge line. Captain Broudy called for the target to be marked with smoke in order to positively identify the enemy positions and make a series of reconnaissance runs to dangerously low altitudes to determine the location of friendly front lines. Despite intense enemy ground fire, Captain Broudy led his flight in a series of expertly executed bombing and strafing attacks, neutralizing the gun positions and inflicting heavy casualties upon the enemy. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, he continued his attacks in the face of a lowering ceiling and reduced visibility until his flight expended all their ammunition. Captain Broudy's courageous leadership, efficient action and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brown, Carroll E. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 5292 - 28 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Master Sergeant Carroll E. Brown (MCSN: 634274), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight during operations against the enemy in Korea. Master Sergeant Brown, serving as a pilot attached to a Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron, engaged in a night intruder mission over eastern North Korea on the night of 19 February 1952. He carefully reconnoitered the supply routes of his assigned sector until he discovered traffic on the road from Hoeyang to Singosan. Without the aid of flare illumination Master Sergeant Brown dove his aircraft into the mountain valley executing a series of napalm, bombing, and strafing attacks which resulted in the destruction of six vehicles. Despite the hazards created by mountainous terrain, lack of illumination, restricted visibility, and intense anti-aircraft fire he persisted in his attacks until his ordnance was expended. Master Sergeant Brown's alertness, superb airmanship and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brown, Charles S. (USMC) (2nd award)

Citation not yet found.

Brown, David A. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 15893 - 25 November 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain David A. Brown (MCSN: 0-23089), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight in attacks against the enemy in Korea. On 4 June 1952, Captain Brown, a member of a flight of four fighter aircraft, was assigned a mission to seek out and destroy active enemy artillery positions which were inflicting heavy damage and casualties to ground forces of the Republic of Korea. Upon locating the target, situated in rugged mountainous terrain, Captain Brown flew his aircraft through intense and accurate enemy anti-aircraft fire in an attempt to silence the enemy's artillery pieces. On his second attack, Captain Brown's aircraft was hit by the defensive fire. Without hesitation or regard for his own personal safety, Captain Brown continued to fly his damaged aircraft in repeated attacks at tree top level accurately placing a napalm bomb directly on an enemy artillery position. Hid courage, outstanding airmanship and unswerving devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brown, Edgar R. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Edgar R. Brown, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Six during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brown, Gerald Rodney (USN) (posthumous)

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Ensign Gerald Rodney Brown (NSN: 0-505733), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a Navy Corsair Fighter while attached to and serving with Fighter Squadron One Hundred Thirteen (VF-113), embarked in U.S.S. Philippine Sea (CV-47), action against enemy forces in North Korea on 25 May 1952. Ensign Brown participated in one of the largest carrier air attacks of the Korean War directed against the industrial facilities within the hostile city of Chonjin, North Korea. His bold combat tactics and expert aerial skill were directly responsible for the infliction of extensive damage upon the enemy. Though opposed by an intense barrage of accurate anti-aircraft fire, he pressed home repeated bombing attacks against the enemy, his unerring marksmanship accounting for two direct hits on a large munitions factory, directly contributing to its destruction, and two direct hits on a large marshalling yard destroying a cluster of 10 loaded boxcars. After effectively expending his bomb load, he located two gun positions which were harassing other members of his strike group and reducing the effectiveness of the bombing attacks. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he initiated a series of strafing attacks on the gun emplacements, pouring a stream of machine gun fire into the exposed positions until both were permanently silenced. Ensign Brown's gallant devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal hazard combined with his superb airship reflect great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brown, James L.

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet
Serial 835 (May 7, 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant James L. Brown, Jr. (NSN: 0-403331), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot of a night fighter plane of Composite Squadron Three (VC-3), Unit George, and serving with Fighting Squadron Eight Hundred Seventy-Four (VF-874) on board the U.S.S. Oriskany (CVA-34) on 10 December 1952. While flying a combat strike over Communist-held North Korea in the Chongin area, Lieutenant Brown piloted his plane during the hours of total darkness and over mountainous terrain on his primary mission as a night heckler. He and his wingman, operating as a team, succeeded in locating two locomotives, four tank cars, and eight box cars in the marshalling yard of Ponggang. With the aid of flares, he pressed a low-level bombing attack against two locomotives, completely destroying one and heavily damaging the other. Despite intense anti-aircraft fire he made repeated attacks, destroying four of the railroad cars and severely damaging four more. He then made two additional bombing runs by the light of the burning cars, making a rail cut and scored a direct hit on a large storage building. By his outstanding courage and initiative, with disregard for his personal safety, he dealt an effective blow to the enemy's transportation system and materially aided the interdiction efforts of the United Nations Forces against the enemy. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brown, Jesse Leroy (USN) (posthumous)

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Ensign Jesse Leroy Brown (NSN: 0-504477), United States Navy, for heroism in aerial flight as Pilot of a fighter plane in Fighter Squadron THIRTY-TWO (VF-32), attached to the U.S.S. LEYTE (CV-32), in hostile attacks on hostile North Korean forces. Participating in 20 strikes on enemy military installations, lines of communication, transportation facilities, and enemy troop concentrations in the face of grave hazard, at the Chosin Reservoir, Takshon, Manp Jin, Linchong, Sinuiju, Kasan, Wonsan, Chonjin, Kilchu, and Sinanju during the period 12 October to 4 December 1950. With courageous efficiency and utter disregard for his own personal safety, Ensign Brown, while in support of friendly troops in the Chosin Reservoir area, pressed home numerous attacks destroying an enemy troop concentration moving to attack our troops. So aggressive were these attacks, in the face of enemy anti-aircraft fire, that they finally resulted in the destruction of Ensign Brown's plane by anti-aircraft fire. His gallant devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

[KWE Note: Ensign Brown was the Navy's first black pilot.  He died in the Chosin Reservoir campaign.]

Brown, LaVerne William Jr. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial No. 342 - 8 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade LaVerne William Brown, Jr. (NSN: 0-389403), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Forty-Six (VP-46), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 6 July to 8 November 1950. As a Pilot of a patrol plane he participated in 35 operational flights over hostile territory.

Brown, Leslie Eugene (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Leslie Eugene Brown (MCSN: 0-19930), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot and Tactical Air Coordinator of Marine Aircraft Group Twelve in action against enemy aggressor forces as Huksu-ri, Korea, on 12 November 1950. Responsible for planning and organizing a coordinated strike on a hostile command post in an area without ground control, Captain Brown personally insured that friendly forces would be cleared from the vicinity during the attack and, after completing his orientation during the last hours of darkness, effected a before dawn takeoff. Under extremely adverse weather conditions which necessitated a descent through an overcast over hazardous mountainous terrain, he skillfully coordinated and led the strike into the target at dawn, taking the enemy completely by surprise. Boldly pressing home dangerous, low-level attacks in the face of intense hostile small-arms fire, he was responsible in great measure for the infliction of heavy casualties upon the enemy and for the destruction of the command post. By his ability as a leader and airman and his indomitable devotion to duty, Captain Brown contributed materially to the success of friendly ground forces in seizing their objective with little opposition, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brown, Nelson E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 16422 - 15 October 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Nelson E. Brown (MCSN: 0-36006), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving with a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 30 June 1953, as a member of a division of Marine jet fighter-bombers, Captain Brown participated in an armed reconnaissance mission to seek out and destroy targets of opportunity along the enemy's main supply route in North Korea. Locating a heavily defended road bridge, Captain Brown initiated a minimum altitude bombing assault. Diving through intense hostile anti-aircraft fire, he scored direct bomb hits on the bridge that caused severe damage. Continuing the reconnaissance, he sighted another bridge and, despite increasingly accurate defensive fire, conducted a low-level attack that damaged a portion of the structure and cut its connecting road. Captain Brown's exceptional bombing accuracy and perseverance were responsible for the destruction of two vital links in the enemy's route of supply to front line troops. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brown, Oliver F. (USN)

Citation not yet found.

Brown, Raymond D. (USN)

Citation not yet found.

Brown, Robert R. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division
General Orders: Serial No. 12674 - 13 April 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Robert R. Brown (MCSN: 0-48159), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while serving with a Marine Observation Squadron on 16 December 19052. Serving as a pilot, First Lieutenant Brown displayed exceptional courage, professional skill and devotion to duty. He volunteered to make a hazardous night evacuation mission over mountainous terrain. Expressing complete disregard for his personal safety, he took off in complete darkness and under adverse weather conditions he maneuvered his helicopter to the designated pickup point. Making a landing by the illumination of flashlights, he directed the loading of the critically wounded Marine and successfully accomplished the dangerous return flight. First Lieutenant Brown's efficient actions and outstanding devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brown, Vance E. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 8597 - 31 May 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Vance E. Brown (MCSN: 0-51827), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight with a Marine Attack Squadron in Korea. On 1 February 1953, First Lieutenant Brown engaged in an aerial assault against heavily entrenched enemy front line forces then opposing elements of the FIRST Marine Division. Diving through intense automatic weapons fire, he conducted a daring low level napalm assault that inflicted severe damage on enemy personnel bunkers. In the face of concentrated hostile fire he immediately initiated a second attack during which he completed the destruction of the enemy installations and caused heavy enemy casualties. First Lieutenant Brown's bombing accuracy and outstanding aggressiveness were largely responsible for the success of a mission that substantially reduced pressure on front line units of the FIRST Marine Division. His courageous conduct, exceptional initiative and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brown, William Edmund (USN)

General Orders: Board Serial 107 (January 29, 1951)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign William Edmund Brown, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Fighter Plane in Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53), attached to U.S.S. Valley Forge (CV-45). Ensign Brown while upholding policies of the United Nations Security Council, disregarded extreme dangers and grave hazards and carried out numerous attacks on air installations, industrial areas, transportation facilities, troop concentrations and shipping in enemy-held territory of Korea during the period 18 July to 25 September 1950. His skill, courage, and devotion to duty contributed greatly to the success of his squadron and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brown, William Edwin (USMC) (2nd award)

Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Serial: 7761 - August 24, 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain William Edwin Brown (MCSN: 0-28831), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy during the attack on enemy positions at Hang-ye, Korea, on 21 March 1951. Captain Brown, serving as a pilot with a Marine Fighter Squadron, was a member of a flight of four aircraft requested to attack an enemy position entrenched on a ridge. The target was obscured by dense smoke and haze which made it extremely difficult to locate from the air. Completely disregarding his own safety, Captain Brown, in the face of intense enemy ground fire, pressed repeated attacks to dangerously low altitudes in a determined effort to neutralize the target. Through his skillful airmanship, forty enemy troops were killed, enabling our ground forces to overrun the position with little opposition. His aggressive action and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Browne, Jesse M. Jr. (USMCR)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 5858 - 25 June 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Jesse M. Browne, Jr. (MCSN: 0-40003), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight while serving with a Marine Observation Squadron during combat operations at Chunchow, Korea, on 16 April 1951. First Lieutenant Browne was instrumental in inflicting heavy casualties on enemy troops opposing the advance of friendly forces. As pilot of a slow, unarmed vulnerable plane, First Lieutenant Browne flew at extremely low altitudes to determine the positions of enemy concentrations. He then led fighter air strikes by diving his aircraft repeatedly at the enemy, marking their positions with smoke bombs. First Lieutenant Browne, without regard for his own safety, led and coordinated the attack in a courageous manner, which resulted in heavy casualties upon the enemy and enabled the friendly ground forces to take their objective with little opposition. His aggressive leadership, efficient action and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Browne, John (USMC) (1st award)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial No. 989 - 31 October 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant John Browne (MCSN: 0-35984), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights in the Korean theater during the period 21 September to 27 September 1945. As pilot of a fighter plane he participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Browne, John (USMC) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant John Browne (MCSN: 0-35984), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in action against North Korean forces on 27 September 1950, while flying as a member of Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twenty-Three (VMF-323) in close support of the friendly forces. Lieutenant Browne made a dangerously low level napalm attack on Hill 338, northeast of Seoul, Korea, which was heavily-fortified by the enemy forces and holding up our forces on their advance northward. With daring airmanship and superb accuracy Lieutenant Browne made a direct hit on the enemy position with his bomb and then made repeated low level rocket and strafing runs in the face of intense and accurate enemy automatic weapons and small arms fire. With his ordnance expended and with complete disregard for his own personal safety he made run after run of dummy attacks until our forces had overrun the enemy positions. His outstanding actions and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Browne, John (USMC) (3rd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant John Browne (MCSN: 0-35984), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a pilot attached to a Marine Aircraft Group from 29 September 1950 through 3 January 1951. First Lieutenant Browne successfully completed his 36th through 70th combat mission in support of our ground forces, destroying and inflicting great damage to concentrations of North Korean vehicles, material and personnel. By his airmanship and devotion to duty in the face of enemy anti-aircraft fire, he contributed materially to the success of our troops. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Browning, Richard C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 7845 - 22 June 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Richard C. Browning (MCSN: 0-29007), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as the pilot of a fighter aircraft against the enemy in Korea on 23 July 1951. Captain Browning led a four plane strike on Utchikongo, an important enemy rail supply center. Though forced to fly through mountainous terrain, and to navigate on instruments because of low ceilings and inclement weather, Captain Browning's determined efforts brought the flight to the target area safely. Although forced to dangerously low altitude by poor weather conditions, he led his flight in two attacks on the target. He scored several rocket hits and accurately dropped his napalm bomb on the enemy rail and ammunition supplies. Upon completion of the attacks, numerous fires and secondary explosions were observed. The intensity of enemy ground fire resulted in three damaged aircraft in this flight and one pilot was wounded. Captain Browning's plane was struck by enemy fire and he was forced to bail out over nearby waters patrolled by friendly surface vessels. The courageous action and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Browning were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bruce, James P. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 7023 - 30 July 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain James P. Bruce (MCSN: 0-32811), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy on 3 February 1951, near Chochon-dong, Korea. Captain Bruce, serving as a helicopter pilot with a Marine Observation Squadron was responsible for locating two friendly infantry companies which had lost communication contact. After locating these units which were engaged in a fire fight with guerilla troops, he relayed information to friendly fighter aircraft for air support. Following this Captain Bruce re-supplied the two companies with adequate radio equipment to regain communications contact. Despite the face that he was taking a great personal risk landing his vulnerable, unarmed aircraft in a position which necessitated balancing the skids on a narrow ridge, he continued to support these units by additional flights to supply rations and ammunition. His skillful airmanship, tenacious desire to assist these endangered units and his fearless devotion to duty were exemplary and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bruce, Ronald L. (USMC) (2nd award - first received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 10568 - 30 June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Ronald L. Bruce (MCSN: 0-20529), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea on 13 January 1953 to 14 January 1953, during a series of massed aerial assaults on a heavily defended bridge complex in the vicinity of Sinanju. Confronted by intense hostile anti-aircraft fire and under constant threat of attack by superior jet interceptors, major Bruce led two successive bombing missions to suppress hostile fire directed at the main striking force. On one of these strikes he was directed to engage a well camouflaged enemy heavy anti-aircraft weapon that had previously inflicted serious damage on attacking aircraft. Successfully locating the concealed target, Major Bruce dived through a barrage of hostile fire to score direct bomb hits that silenced the heavy weapon and clearly marked the objective for the remainder of his flight. He then conducted each bombing run with such skill that complete destruction of the enemy battery was achieved. Major Bruce's aggressive leadership and exceptional accuracy in the delivery of his attack were largely responsible for the success of a mission that substantially reduced enemy opposition during succeeding attacks on the vital target. His courageous conduct, outstanding professional skill and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bruchman, Erwin J. (USMC) (1st award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 4102 - 3 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Erwin J. Bruchman (MCSN: 0-36007), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight while serving with a Marine Fighter Squadron on 26 October 1951. While on a close air support mission near Oryang-ni, Korea, Captain Bruchman's flight was directed by an airborne observer to one of the enemy's main supply routes in the forward area. Ground units had reported several trucks loaded with supplies vital to the enemy's mission parked and camouflaged near the road. These trucks were defended by a tank and several automatic anti-aircraft weapons. Captain Bruchman left his flight orbiting at a safe altitude while he made several low level reconnaissance passes through heavy automatic weapons fire to locate the camouflaged vehicles. After finding the target Captain Bruchman completely disregarding the fact that his aircraft had been hit several times, led his flight in a series of devastating attacks on the vehicles. Through skillful use of his ordnance he personally destroyed six trucks and their accompanying tank. During this engagement Captain Bruchman displayed outstanding qualities of leadership, courage and aggressiveness. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bruchman, Erwin J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 4101 - 3 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Erwin J. Bruchman (MCSN: 0-36007), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Fighter Squadron, on 23 December 1951, in the vicinity of Nonam-ni, Korea. Captain Bruchman, as leader of an eight-plane flight on a deep support mission was personally responsible, by his daring and skillful leadership, for the destruction of four artillery pieces and four bunkers. Despite hazardous terrain and the fact that his plane was hit several times by intense and accurate ground fire, he led repeated and accurate bombing attacks on the heavily guarded positions and scored direct hits with two one-thousand pound bombs. Realizing that the heavy ground fire was a constant menace to the rest of his flight and with complete disregard for his own safety, he strafed gun positions until they were completely silenced. Due to his heroic actions and aggressive leadership the flight was credited with the destruction of the artillery pieces, bunkers and many gun positions. His actions throughout the entire engagement were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brunnenmeyer, Sherwood A. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division
General Orders: Serial No. 17866 - 28 June 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Sherwood A. Brunnenmeyer (MCSN: 0-45475), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while attached to a Marine Artillery Regiment in Korea on 7 November 1951. First Lieutenant Brunnenmeyer, an aerial observer flying in a slow, unarmed, observation aircraft, displayed outstanding initiative and personal bravery while searching for enemy artillery and mortar positions. While making several low reconnaissance passes over the enemy positions, the aircraft from which he was observing was hit and damaged by intense enemy machine gun fire. Nevertheless, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, he continued his search mission, relaying the information obtained to a Marine regiment. Although the aircraft was hit several more times, he continued searching the area until a damaged fuel line forced his return to friendly lines. As a result of his courageous actions several artillery and mortar positions were found and later taken under fire by supporting arms. First Lieutenant Brunnenmeyer's perseverance and heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Brunson, Reginald C. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Reginald C. Brunson for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an Aircraft Commander on 22 August 1950. Flying a lone RR-29 without benefit of fighter escort, Lieutenant Brunson conducted photo reconnaissance under the most adverse and hazardous conditions. The target for his mission was the hydro-electric plant located adjacent to the Sui-ho Reservoir near Namsenni on the Korean-Manchurian border, heavily defended by anti-aircraft batteries. Lieutenant Brunson piloted his aircraft deep into enemy territory and, despite extremely adverse weather conditions which prevented the accomplishment of the mission as briefed, he formulated a plan by which the desired photographs could be obtained. Because of the close location of the target to the Manchurian border and the danger of violating that border, the choice for the axis of the photo runs was considerably restricted. Descending to a low altitude, in the face of intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, Lieutenant Brunson, by his inspiring leadership, professional skill, and complete disregard for personal safety, procured excellent photographs for use in future bombardment planning and intelligence data. Lieutenant Brunson’s superior mission planning, tenacity of purpose and courageous devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Air Force.

Bryan, Edward M. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Electronics Technician First Class Edward M. Bryan (NSN: 3114862), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bryan, Leslie T. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 16422 - 15 October 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Leslie T. Bryan (MCSN: 0-6996), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as Commanding Officer of a Marine jet photographic squadron in Korea. On 16 July 1953, as pilot of a n unarmed Marine jet photographic aircraft, Lieutenant Colonel Bryan conducted a high priority aerial reconnaissance deep in enemy territory to obtain photographs of military installations near Pyongyang, the North Korean capitol. In order to achieve the element of surprise necessary to the successful accomplishment of his mission, Lieutenant Colonel Bryan proceeded without benefit of armament or fighter escort into an area known to be heavily defended by enemy jet interceptors and concentrated anti-aircraft to obtain the photographic coverage requested. With complete disregard for his own safety he pressed his mission to completion despite the fact that attack by enemy jet fighters was imminent. Lieutenant Colonel Bryan's heroic actions and exemplary initiative were responsible for the success of a mission that obtained vital intelligence information in excess of that normally expected under the flight conditions encountered. His courageous conduct, professional ability and selfless devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bryant, William Arnold Jr. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade William Arnold Bryant, Jr. (NSN: 0-442481), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Division Leader attached to Fighter Squadron 54 (VF-54), embarked on board the U.S.S. Valley Forge, engaged in action against North Korean Forces hostile to the policies of the United Nations Security Council. During the period 3 July to 27 September 1950, in the face of grave hazards to himself and his aircraft, he repeatedly led his Division in aggressive and telling attacks on targets of prime military importance including railroads, bridges, troop concentrations, heavily defended strong points and front line areas vital to the movement of friendly forces. These attacks in the face of heavy enemy opposition from the ground and in the air took him to all parts of Korea; Chonjin, Pyongyang, Wonsan, Inchon, Seoul, and Taejon. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Bryant's courage, skill and leadership were instrumental in the decisive victories achieved by the United Nations' Forces and his heroism, devotion to duty and judgment were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bryant, William Weldon (USMC) (2nd award - first received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 4499 - 18 May 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant William Weldon Bryant (MCSN: 0-35005), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy during the amphibious landing of South Korean Troops north of P'ohang, on 15 September 1950. First Lieutenant Bryant, while serving as a pilot attached to a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron, in an effort to make possible the amphibious landing in enemy territory and at great personal danger, remained over the area during intense enemy anti-aircraft and small arms fire and made repeated attacks on enemy positions, delivering devastating fire. He continued to make low attacks over the enemy even after all of his ammunition was expended. First Lieutenant Bryant persisted in his efforts to prevent enemy troops from inflicting damage on the South Korean Troops by obtaining the maximum endurance out of his aircraft and in so doing destroyed a number of enemy anti-aircraft and mortar positions as well as a large number of enemy troops. His alertness, efficient actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bryson, Robert L. (USMCR)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 11699 - 1 September 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Bryson (MCSN: 0-8059), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 10 May 1952 as a Marine fighter pilot on a close air support mission. Lieutenant Colonel Bryson, braving unfavorable weather and a hail of anti-aircraft fire, boldly engaged the enemy in a sweeping raid near Otan-ni. His vigorous rocket, bombing and strafing attacks, executed in the face of grave personal risk, demolished five bunkers, several mortars and automatic weapons positions, inflicted numerous casualties and greatly weakened the enemy's position in this sector. Lieutenant Colonel Bryson's superb airmanship and zealous devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Buchser, Edmund Jr. (USMC) (3rd award - first two received in World War II)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Edmund Buchser, Jr. (MCSN: 0-28682), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 18 December 1952, Major Buchser led a flight of Marine jet fighters against a heavily defended railroad tunnel in the vicinity of Pyongyang. Quickly locating the objective, he immediately initiated the attack through an intense barrage of anti-aircraft fire and sealed the tunnel with direct bomb hits. Major Buchser then led and directed his flight in accurately executed bombing attacks that completely demolished a nearby bridge. His outstanding leadership in organizing and directing the attacks was largely responsible for the success of a mission that disrupted a major enemy supply line.

Buckingham, Clifford W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division
General Orders: Serial No. 19525 - 8 June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Clifford W. Buckingham (MCSN: 0-25350), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while serving with a Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron on 15 October 1952. Serving as a pilot, Major Buckingham displayed exceptional courage, professional skill and devotion to duty. Despite prior knowledge that the flight would take place over mountainous terrain during the hours of darkness and under adverse weather conditions, he unhesitatingly volunteered to undertake the evacuation of three seriously wounded Marines. Expressing complete disregard for his personal safety, he fearlessly maneuvered his aircraft toward the small landing site. The approach and landing necessitated an extremely slow speed let down through a dense haze with no radio or navigational aids available for assistance. After successfully negotiating the landing and supervising the rapid loading of the casualties onto the helicopter, he attempted the return flight. Fearlessly guiding the aircraft over the treacherous terrain, he expeditiously accomplished the evacuation. The critically injured Marines were immediately treated at the medical center. Major Buckingham's alertness, efficient action and outstanding devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Budd, Charles W. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 16350 - 6 December 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Charles W. Budd (MCSN: 0-30617), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 16 July 1952. Captain Budd, leading a flight of four attack aircraft, was assigned a mission of silencing enemy mortars that were inflicting heavy damage and casualties on the FIRST Marine Division. Without hesitation or regard for his own personal safety, he flew his aircraft through intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire in low level flights across the front lines to locate accurately the enemy positions. Captain Budd then rejoined his flight and expertly led them in a series of bombing, napalm and strafing attacks which destroyed three mortar positions and four bunkers, damaging one mortar position and five bunkers, and completely neutralized the enemy fire. Captain Budd's courageous conduct and devotion to duty in the face of intense enemy fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Budlong, William Langford (USN)

Headquarters, Commander Naval Forces Far East
General Orders: Serial No. 1815 - 5 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Electronicsman First Class William Langford Budlong (NSN: 3566956), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron FORTY-SEVEN (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Buettner, Robert H. (USMC) (3rd award--first two received in World War II)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 10568 - 30 June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Robert H. Buettner (MCSN: 0-24147), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a member of a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 19 March 1953, Major Buettner led a flight of Marine jet night fighters on an escort mission for a massed flight of United States Air Force medium bombers. As the flight approached the target area, he was informed that hostile interceptors were in the area and immediately deployed his flight to meet the enemy. Because of his skillful tactics the attackers were forced to turn back and the bombers were allowed to continue to strike the enemy unmolested. The outstanding aggressiveness displayed by Major Buettner on this and other escort missions, while under constant threat of attack by numerically superior jet interceptors, was a major factor in the success of massed bombing raids on major installations deep in enemy territory. His courageous conduct, exemplary leadership and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Buford, Ernest A. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 3035 - 10 April 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Ernest A. Buford, Jr. (MCSN: 0-21281), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a pilot attached to a Marine Aircraft Group from 29 November 1950 to 15 December 1950. Captain Buford successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat mission in support of our ground forces, destroying and inflicting great damage to concentrations of North Korean vehicles, material and personnel. By his airmanship and devotion to duty in the face of enemy anti-aircraft fire, he contributed materially to the success of our troops. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bumstead, James G. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial No. 49 - 13 January 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade James G. Bumstead (NSN: 0-447159), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights in the Korean Theater while serving with Fighter Squadron One Hundred Fourteen (VF-114), during the period from 5 August to 17 October 1950. As Section Leader, piloting a Corsair Fighter Plane, he participated in thirty-five missions over enemy territory.

Bunce, Truman G. (USMC) (1st award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Technical Sergeant Truman G. Bunce (MCSN: 319841), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving as a Pilot attached to Marine Fighter Squadron Two Hundred Fourteen (VMF-214) during a close air support mission in the city of Seoul, Korea, on 24 September 1950. Technical Sergeant Bunce, as a wingman, flying at minimum altitudes over this heavily-fortified city, and at great personal danger, remained over the area despite intense and accurate anti-aircraft and small arms fire, successfully and effectively conducted rocketing and strafing attacks on enemy positions and scored a direct hit with a 500-pound bomb upon an enemy tank, destroying it completely. His alertness, efficient actions, and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bunce, Truman G. (USMC) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Technical Sergeant Truman G. Bunce (MCSN: 319841), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flights as a Pilot attached to Marine Fighter Squadron Two Hundred Fourteen (VMF-214), from 3 November 1950 through 28 January 1951. Technical Sergeant Bunce successfully completed his thirty-sixth through seventieth combat mission in support of our ground forces, destroying and inflicting great damage to concentrations of North Korean vehicles, material and personnel. By his airmanship and devotion to duty in the face of enemy anti-aircraft fire, he contributed materially to the success of our troops. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bunch, Robert G. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander Naval Forces Far East
General Orders: Serial No. 1815 - 5 March 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Robert G. Bunch (NSN: 3830658), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron FORTY-SEVEN (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Burbage, Byron McQuady (USMC) (posthumous)

Headquarters, Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 4509 - 12 April 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Byron McQuady Burbage (MCSN: 0-27228), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 24 July 1951. Captain Burbage was the flight leader of a division of four F4U's assigned the mission of destroying a large group of enemy artillery positions at the town of Sohao-ri that had been shelling the friendly island of Sho-to. Despite the intense enemy ground fire, Captain Burbage led his flight in a series of expertly executed runs and personally scored a direct hit on one artillery position with a five hundred pound bomb. He then located the other gun positions in the area and led his division in repeated attacks on them. Captain Burbage pressed his runs to extremely low altitudes and effectively destroyed or damaged these positions with strafing and rocket attacks. It was on one of these runs that his plane was struck by the intense enemy ground fire and it was seen to roll over and crash into the ground. Captain Burbage's courageous leadership, efficient action and fearless devotion to duty in this action, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Burch, Carroll B. (USMC)

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Carroll B. Burch (MCSN: 0-29742), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 26 April 1953, Captain Burch led four jet fighter-bombers on a close air support mission against heavily defended batteries of enemy mortars and automatic weapons then inflicting heavy damage on elements of the FIRST Marine Division. Skillfully maneuvering his flight into an advantageous position, Captain Burch successfully led all four aircraft in a daring attack, through intense and accurate enemy anti-aircraft fire, repeatedly pressing attacks until all ordnance was expended. Scoring several direct hits with his own bombs, he completely sealed four caves and seriously damaged six mortar positions. Captain Burch's outstanding accuracy in delivering his own attack and his exemplary leadership in directing the flight, were largely responsible for the success of the mission and the destruction of vital enemy positions. His courageous conduct, superb airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Burdelak, Francis P. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Airman Second Class Francis P. Burdelak for extraordinary and meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight over enemy-held North Korea on 18 November 1952. Flying as Gunner of a B-26 type aircraft, 17th Bombardment Wing (Light), Fifth Air Force, engaged in a night interdiction bomber stream mission, Airman Burdelak displayed outstanding airmanship and skill. In spite of sub-marginal weather and obscured visibility, he quickly located the pre-briefed target, an enemy arsenal, in the vicinity of Haeju, Korea. Airman Burdelak immediately notified the rest of the crew to begin the bombing attack and then assisted the Pilot in making the attack, which resulted in eight very large blue-white secondary explosions. While in the target area, Airman Burdelak was constantly exposed to fire from enemy automatic weapons and the ever-present threat of attack by enemy aircraft. As a result of this highly successful mission, vital enemy munitions and supplies, and a vital enemy arsenal were destroyed. By his high personal courage, outstanding ability and devotion to duty, Airman Burdelak brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Burgans, Charles H. Jr. (USMC)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial 12266 - 31 December 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Charles H. Burgans, Jr. (MCSN: 0-39828), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot attached to a Marine Fighter Squadron, from 6 November 1950 to 1 February 1951. First Lieutenant Burgans successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat mission against the enemy over Korea, where enemy fire was either received or expected. By his skillful airmanship, he inflicted great damage on concentrations of enemy vehicles, material and personnel. First Lieutenant Burgans' conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Burgess, William L. Jr. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders: Serial No. 1071 - 17 November 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade [then Ensign] William L. Burgess, Jr. (NSN: 506161), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Fighter Squadron Fifty-Four (VF-54), in action against enemy aggressor forces in the Korean Theater from 3 July to 30 September 1950. As pilot of a fighter plane he participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.

Burke, William F (USNR)

Commander 7th Fleet
Serial 457 - February 27, 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign William F. Burke (NSN: 0-529254), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot of Fighter Squadron Seven Hundred Eighty-Three (VF-783) attached to Carrier Air Group 102 and serving aboard the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). On 27 September 1951, Ensign Burke, as a member of a flight assigned to attack enemy rail bridges in the vicinity of Puckchang in hostile enemy-held Communist North Korean territory, inflicted heavy and serious damage upon enemy rail installations. In attacks on three bridges in this area, Ensign Burke, with deadly bombing accuracy and in the face of concentrated enemy anti-aircraft fire, succeeded in destroying two spans and tearing up the approaches of one bridge by dropping three bombs directly on the target, and scoring three direct hits on two other bridges and seriously damaging the bridges and approaches. In further attacks against supply installations, Ensign Burke scored a direct bomb hit on an enemy warehouse and caused numerous fires to other supply buildings. Ensign Burke's plane sustained hits from enemy fire in these attacks. He deprived the enemy for the further use of sorely-needed rail installations and supply facilities. His devotion to duty was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Burnett, John R. (USMC) (3rd award - first two in World War II)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel John R. Burnett (MCSN: 0-6341), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. Lieutenant Colonel Burnett, serving as Commanding Officer of a Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron, was engaged in a night intruder mission along a main supply route over the eastern sector of North Korea on the night of 6 April 1952. After Lieutenant Colonel Burnett had established radio contact with his flare plane, he received a report that several trucks had been seen entering a nearby small village. With full knowledge of the numerous anti-aircraft positions in the immediate vicinity, Lieutenant Colonel Burnett ordered his flare plane to illuminate the area. Lieutenant Colonel Burnett then initiated a napalm and bombing attack on the village in which the trucks were seen to disappear. After five runs were completed under extremely hazardous conditions, including not only those of enemy fire but of restricted visibility, Lieutenant Colonel Burnett retired from the area, leaving five buildings destroyed and burning. As he proceeded south along the supply route, Lieutenant Colonel Burnett noticed the headlights of a number of trucks on the road below him. As soon as a flare had been dropped, he executed six strafing runs, pouring over five hundred rounds of twenty millimeter ammunitions into the trucks, thereby further hampering the enemy's supply effort. Lieutenant Colonel Burnett's alertness, superb airmanship and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Burnham, Philip R. (USMC)

General Orders: Heroes U.Ss. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Philip R. Burnham (MCSN: 0-49361), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving as a pilot attached to a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 27 September 1951, First Lieutenant Burnham, in response to an urgent call for close air support took off with his flight from a forward air base. Immediately upon arriving in the target area, First Lieutenant Burnham located the flashes of enemy artillery pieces. These weapons, strategically concealed in a small village in the path of our advance, were firing into friendly forces inflicting heavy casualties. Despite low clouds and conditions of reduced visibility, First Lieutenant Burnham, by his able leadership, positioned his flight as to most advantageously strike his objective. Notwithstanding the heavy and accurate automatic fire directed at the planes, he initiated his attacks. In the course of his repeated attacks, First Lieutenant Burnham's plane was hit several times but with utter disregard for his own personal safety, he continued to press home his attacks until his mission was accomplished. As a direct result of his outstanding leadership and expert airmanship, three enemy field pieces were destroyed, one enemy supply dump was set afire, several enemy troops were killed and the fire being received by friendly forces was silenced. First Lieutenant Burnham's skillful flying and fearless devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Burns, Joseph E. (USMC)

Headquarters: Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders No. 8573 - 30 May 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Joseph E. Burns (MCSN: 0-29193), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight with a Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron in Korea on 27 October 1952. While escorting a flight of Air Force light bombers engaged in night attacks against heavily defended enemy railroad facilities, Captain Burns observed concentrated anti-aircraft fire bursting with increasing accuracy around the flight. With utter disregard for hazards imposed by precipitous terrain and restricted visibility, he immediately executed a daring low level bombing and strafing assault on the hostile weapons, thus silencing the enemy fire and causing large secondary explosions. After the bombing aircraft had been assured of their safe withdrawal, he voluntarily remained alone deep in hostile territory to continue the attack. By this action he succeeded in demolishing several railroad cars with direct bomb hits. Captain Burns' outstanding courage, aggressiveness and exceptional bombing accuracy were directly instrumental in the protection of the light bombers and in addition, aided substantially to the destruction of vital supplies destined for the enemy front line forces. His courage and skill were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Burri, Alvin W. (USMC) (1st award)

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Alvin W. Burri (MCSN: 0-48881), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 22 April 1951. Serving as an observer with a Marine Observation Squadron, First Lieutenant Burri was flying on a reconnaissance mission over enemy lines, when he located a large enemy force preparing to ambush advancing friendly ground forces. Realizing the danger to the friendly troops, he courageously made a pass over the enemy at an extremely low altitude to mark the position with smoke grenades, although his slow, vulnerable aircraft was immediately subjected to withering enemy anti-aircraft fire, causing extensive damage. In order to insure that the friendly troops were definitely aware of the danger ahead of them, he then flew again through the heavy enemy fire to drop a warning message, pin-pointing the enemy ambush. First Lieutenant Burri's efficient action and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Burri, Alvin W. (USMC) (2nd award)

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Alvin W. Burri (MCSN: 0-48881), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea on 28 June 1951. Serving as an aerial observer, First Lieutenant Burri volunteered to fly in a small unarmed aircraft in search of a pilot downed in enemy territory. Despite the fact that the area was well beyond normal operating distance of his aircraft, he courageously flew to it and located the pilot. Although his aircraft was hit many times by enemy small arms fire, he with complete disregard for his personal safety, remained in the area until an accompanying helicopter had picked up the pilot and carried him back to friendly lines. First Lieutenant Burri's efficient actions and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Burris, James M. (USMC) (3rd award - first two in World War II)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain James M. Burris (MCSN: 0-17177), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot attached to a Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron from 14 August 1950 to 29 November 1950. Captain Burris successfully completed his first through thirty-fifth combat mission against the enemy in Korea. Most of the flights were at night, deep into enemy territory, and anti-aircraft fire was either received or expected. His actions greatly hampered the movements of enemy vehicular traffic to the front lines. Captain Burris' skillful airmanship and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Burrows, Kenneth A. (USN)

Headquarters, Commander 7th Fleet
General Orders No. 49 - 13 January 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Kenneth A. Burrows (NSN: 0-496500), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in the Korean Theater while serving with Fighter Squadron One Hundred Thirteen (VF-113), embarked in U.S.S. Philippine Sea (CV-47), during the period from 5 August to 19 October 1950. As Section Leader, piloting a Fighter Plane he participated in thirty-five strike missions of enemy territory.

Bury, Robert (USMCR)

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Robert Bury (MCSN: 0-30831), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flights against the enemy in Korea while serving with a Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron on 29 April 1953. Serving as a helicopter pilot, Captain Bury displayed exceptional courage, professional skill and devotion to duty. He fearlessly volunteered to fly a night evacuation flight to transfer two critically wounded Marines from a combat area airfield to the hospital ship. With prior knowledge that the Flight would take place over mountainous terrain during the hours of darkness under adverse weather conditions, he expressed complete disregard for his personal safety and flew to the airfield and skillfully effected a landing on the pick up site. After the two men were loaded aboard, he maneuvered his helicopter toward the hospital ship at extremely slow speeds through thick haze and rain with no navigational aids for assistance. After delivering the two stricken Marines, the weather had become so adverse that it was impossible to complete his return trip and he was forced to land at an intermediate airfield. His gallant and courageous actions made it possible for the two seriously wounded Marines to receive the best available medical care and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bush, Donald S. (USMC) (2nd award)

Headquarters, Commanding General 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
General Orders: Serial No. 2206 - 5 June 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Donald S. Bush (MCSN: 0-7010), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights over enemy territory from 27 November 1950 to 3 December 1950. Major Bush while serving as a Pilot with the FIRST Marine Aircraft Wing Photographic Unit successfully completed his 31st to 35th combat photographic missions against the enemy over Korea. During this period he flew photographic coverage of roads and enemy supply routes along the Manchurian border where heavy anti-aircraft fire was received. His skilled airmanship and devotion to duty contributed materially to the success of our ground forces during this critical period. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bush, Elwood D. (USMC)

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Elwood D. Bush (MCSN: 0-22431), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy on 6 July 1951. Captain Bush, as leader of a two-aircraft flight was directed to work with an airborne controller near Kumgorg, Korea. Leading the attack, Captain Bush served a direct hit on a main enemy supply route, stopping the flow of vital materials to the enemy's front lines. Vehicles, troops and supplies were then sighted and Captain Bush in the face of intense enemy automatic weapons fire carried his attacks to minimum altitude. Although the aircraft was damaged by enemy fire, Captain Bush fearlessly continued the attack until his ammunition was exhausted. The airborne controller confirmed three vehicles damaged, fifteen enemy casualties, seven buildings destroyed and several fires started. Captain Bush's courageous action and outstanding airmanship dealt a damaging blow to the enemy. His aggressiveness and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Bushong, Herman L. Jr. (USMC)

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Herman L. Bushong, Jr. (MCSN: 0-30832), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 18 February 1952, Captain Bushong successfully photographed an enemy airfield, railroad installations and the town of Chongson-ni. The nature of the photographic coverage required him to maintain a straight course and a constant altitude while over the target. Intense anti-aircraft fire was encountered causing damage to both his aircraft and that of Captain Shupe flying photographic escort, yet Captain Bushong continued on his mission without the benefit of evasive action, displaying complete disregard for his own personal safety and successfully completed the mission. His determination and courageous action materially aided the United Nations Forces in planning future action against the enemy. Captain Bushong's skillful airmanship and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Butler, Paul A. (USAF)

Paul A. Butler, First Lieutenant, United States Air Force, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross while a Navigator/ Bombardier of a B-26 attack bomber on an intruder mission the night of 11 March 1952 to attack targets and obtain reconnaissance on the enemy's main supply routes between Sunan and Sinanju, Korea, First Lieutenant Butler distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement and demonstrated outstanding airmanship and superior navigational ability in directing his aircraft on this armed reconnaissance mission. Sighting two enemy locomotives and twenty boxcars, he immediately directed the pilot on a series of successful bombing and low level strafing runs on this lucrative target. Despite the intense enemy anti-aircraft fire in the target area, these aggressive attacks were pressed until one locomotive and one box car were enveloped in flames and the other locomotive was heavily damaged. This remarkably successful effort denied the enemy the use of essential supplies and equipment. By his outstanding courage and ability, Lieutenant Butler has brought great credit upon himself, his organization and the United States Air Force.

Butler, Roy R. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Citation not yet found.

Butters, Raymond J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Citation not yet found.

Byers, George Jr. (USMC)

Citation not yet found.

Byers, George Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Citation not yet found.


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Cail, Ralph D. (USMC)

Cain, John T. (USMC)

Cain, John T. (USMC) (2nd award)

Caldwell, Robert B. (USMC)

Calhoun, Loren W. (USMC)

Calhoun, Loren W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Call, Charles E. (USMC)

Call, Douglas Jr. (USMC)

Cameron, Eugene D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Cameron, Merton K. Jr. (USMC)

Cameron, Raymond A. (USMC)

Cameron, Robert E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Cameron, Robert E. (USMC) (3rd award)

Camp, Bobby D. (USMC)

Campbell, CAPT Jack W. (USMC)

Campbell, Jack W., Captain, First Marine Aircraft Wing Fleet Marine Force, United States Marine Corps, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea. On 26 March 1953, Captain Campbell led a flight of Marine jet fighter bombers against heavily defended enemy bunker and mortar positions from which serious damage was being inflicted on friendly front line forces. Promptly locating the skillfully camouflaged objectives in the mountainous terrain, he initiated an individual bombing assault to mark the target for the remainder of his division. Diving through an intense barrage of defensive fire, though forced to exercise extreme caution due to the close proximity of friendly troops, he scored direct bomb hits on two active mortars causing heavy enemy casualties. He then led and directed his flight in an assault that completely demolished the now clearly defined hostile positions. Captain Campbell's exceptional accuracy in delivering his own attacks and exemplary leadership in organizing and directing the flight were largely responsible for the success of a mission that relieved a heavy pressure on United Nations forces. His courageous conduct, outstanding professional skill and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Campbell, William W. (USMC)

Campo, Guy R. (USMC)

Canan, Christopher M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Cannon, George W. (USMC)

Carey, Earle P. (USMC) (2nd award)

Carlson, Evans C. (USMC)

Carmichael, James R. (USMC)

Carney, Edward B. (USMC)

Carothers, James H. Jr. (USMC)

Carpenter, LTJG Charles R. (USN)

Carper, William L. (USMC)

Carter, William G. (USMC) (2nd award)

Carver, William E. (USN)

Case, William Northrop (USMC) (2nd award)

Casebeer, Clyde B. (USMC)

Casey, LT Martine M. Jr. (USN)

Cassiday, John (USMC)

Cassidy, Earl W. Sr. (USMC)

Cates, Ronald A. (USMC)

Catlapp, Robert E. (USMC)

Caudle, Forrest E. (USMC)

Cavett, Wallace E. (USMC)

Chamberlain, Clement C. (USMC)

Chambers, Owen A. (USMC)

Champagne, Edward A. Jr. (USMC)

Chaney, Alger (USMC)

Chapple, Richard R. (USMC)

Chapman, AIRMAN 1C John R. (USAF)

Airman First Class John R. Chapman distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over enemy held North Korea on 17 September 1952. Flying as gunner of a B-26 type aircraft, engaged in a night interdiction mission, Airman Chapman displayed outstanding airmanship and skill. In the vicinity of Kowon, Korea, Airman Chapman sighted a large convoy of enemy vehicles. Numerous bombing attacks were made which resulted in the destruction of eleven enemy vehicles and a fuel storage area. During these attacks intense enemy anti-aircraft fire was encountered, and through the efforts of Airman Chapman in directing the pilot in evasive action, the attacks were pressed until all ordnance was expended. As a result of this highly successful mission vital enemy supplies and transportation facilities were destroyed. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, Airman Chapman brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Chastain, 1LT R.E. (64th FAB, 25ID) (GO95, 29Aug50)

Cheney, ENS David (USN)

Chensweth, ALC Joseph H. (USN)

Chester, LTJG William R. (USN)

General Ofders: All Hands (January 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant [then Lieutenant, Junior Grade] William R. Chester, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron FORTY-SEVEN (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Chestnut, Arthur B. (USMC)

Chick, LCDR Lewis W. (USN)

Childre, 1LT Robert D.

First Lieutenant Robert D. Childre is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 8 April 1952.

Christianson, AM2 Arden O. (USN)

Christensen, Nephi C. (USMC)

Church, Charles H. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Churchill, John Jr. (USMC)

Chynoweth, Richard (USMC)

Clapp, LT Atlee  F. (USN)

Clark, David A. (USMC)

Clark, Donald L. (USMC)

Clark, Elton H. (USMC)

Clark, James H. (USMC)

Clark, William E. (USMC)

Clarke, Donald G. (USMC)

Clarkson, Vernon Jr. (USMC)

Claude, LT Marvin L. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Marvin L. Claude, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Six (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Clauzel, ENS Jean S. (USN)

Clay, Robert B. (USMC)

Cleeland, David (USMC)

Cleeland, David (USMC) (2nd award)

Clem, William B. (USMC)

Cleveland, 1LT Charles Goold (USAF) (1st award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat "V" to First Lieutenant Charles Goold Cleveland (AFSN: 18360A), United States Air Force, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against enemies of the United Nations forces in Korea, while serving as a Pilot of the 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Kimpo Air Base, South Korea, in action on 5 August 1952. While flying leader in an element of two F-86's on a routine patrol in the Sinuiju area, he sighted two MiG's headed toward Antung, Manchuria across the Yalu River. Lieutenant Cleveland expertly positioned himself behind the leading MiG and fired two short bursts striking the fuselage and right wing. Before the attack could be continued the MiG's escaped across the Yalu River. Lieutenant Cleveland and his wingman resumed patrol until two MiG's were observed heading northeast. He quickly maneuvered for his attack and closed to 800 feet range firing short bursts which scored heavy hits in the fuselage and tail section. The enemy aircraft lost power after an explosion in the engine and the pilot jettisoned the canopy and ejected himself. As a result of cool thinking in a tactical situation, Lieutenant Cleveland destroyed one MiG and damaged another. Through his skilled airmanship, expert marksmanship and selfless devotion to duty he as reflected great

Cleveland, 1LT Charles Goold (USAF) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Charles Goold Cleveland (AFSN: 18360A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 15 September 1952, in aerial combat as the pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, against enemies of the United Nations in Korea. As flight leader in a flight giving cover to fighter-bombers, Lieutenant Cleveland intercepted four MiG's and during the attack became separated from his element. Continuing to harass the enemy with his wingman, Lieutenant Cleveland followed them through two, three-hundred and sixty degree turns, closed and fired at the number four MiG causing extensive damage. Following the MiG's through several violent evasive maneuvers he closed and fired again, causing the MiG to burst into flames and dive to the ground. Lieutenant Cleveland's superior airmanship and initiative resulted in the annihilation of one Communist MiG reflecting great credit upon himself, his comrades-in-arms of the United Nations and the United States Air Force.

Clinch, AO3 Gerald J. (USN)

Cline, Richard W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Clough, 1LT Leland Urban (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Leland Urban Clough (AFSN: AO-929398), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 18 November 1951, as Pilot on an unarmed, unescorted C-47 type aircraft deep into enemy territory at night on an intelligence mission of immense importance to the United Nations' effort in Korea. By flying at an extremely low altitude, up valleys, and through mountain passes, he was able to avoid detection by an enemy radar station known to be operating in the vicinity of the target, while at the same time accurately navigating to his assigned target through weather of the most hazardous nature without adequate aids to navigation. The intrepidity and daring of First Lieutenant Clough, in carrying forward to accomplishment a mission which accounted for much valuable information, is of great credit to himself, the United States Air Force, and the military service.

Clyde, Denton P. (USMC)

Coady, Elmer F. (USMC)

Coats, CAPT Wilbur L. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Wilbur L. Coats for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over enemy held North Korea on 6 August 1952. Flying as Pilot of a B-26 type aircraft engaged in a night interdiction mission, Captain Coats displayed outstanding airmanship and flying skill. Flying to the pre-briefed target in the vicinity of Hwanju, Korea, Captain Coats noted intense and accurate fire from enemy automatic weapons protecting the target area. This officer was directed by the Path Finder Aircraft Commander to drop his bombs in the center of the target area. While on the bomb run Captain Coats had to guide his aircraft through intense and accurate automatic weapons fire at low altitude to reach the designated dropping area. Approximately 1 minute from bomb release his aircraft was hit in the empennage section by an exploding 40mm shell which caused major damage to the aircraft. With complete awareness of the condition of his damaged aircraft, Captain Coats continued on his bomb run and dropped 100% of his bombs in the center of the target area. Several secondary explosions and two sustained fires resulted from this bomb drop. As a result of this highly successful mission, vital supplies and buildings were destroyed. By his high personal courage, outstanding ability, and devotion to duty, Captain Coats brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Cobb, AOC Burdell (USN)

Cobb, LT Lewis M. (USN)

Cochran, COL Jacqueline (USAF)

Colonel Jacqueline Cochran distinguished herself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight from 1947 to 1951. During this period, Colonel Cochran piloted an F-51 aircraft in which she established six world speed records. At Coachella Valley, CA, flying a closed-circuit 100-kilometer course, Colonel Cochran established a new speed record of 469.549 miles per hour. In other flights from Thermal, Indio, and Palm Springs, CA, Colonel Cochran established world speed records for the 3-, 15-, 500-, 1000-, and 2000-kilometer courses. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Colonel Cochran reflect great credit upon herself and the United States Air Force.

Cochran, Thomas J. (USMC)

Codding, George B. (USMC)

Coffman, 1LT John W. (USMC)

First Lieutenant John W. Coffman, United States Marines Corps Reserve is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight against the enemy while engaged in a night intruder mission in the Sinmsk area, Korea, on the night of 19 May 1951. While serving as a pilot with a Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron, Lieutenant Coffman, while reconnoitering the rail road in the Sinmak area, discovered an enemy train in the process of transferring its load to trucks. Disregarding intense anti-aircraft fire, Lieutenant Coffman pressed home a series of devastating attacks, scoring direct hits with bombs, napalm and 20 millimeter cannon fire. Three boxcars and six trucks were completely destroyed. Although unarmed, he remained in the area, and succeeded in vectoring other squadron aircraft to the scene, completing the destruction of the train with all its stores. Because of Lieutenant Coffman's superb airmanship, cool hand work, and utter disregard for his personal safety, the enemy suffered the total destruction of a locomotive, six boxcars and six trucks, plus their associated loads, and his conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Cole, Doyle H. (USMC)

Cole, George W. (USMC)

Cole, J. Frank (USMC) (2nd award)

Cole, James E. (USMC)

Coles, Gordon L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Collett, Robert A. (USMC)

Collins, Charles F. (USMC)

Collins, George J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Collins, Richard J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Collins, Thomas B. (USMC)

Colmery, Harry W. Jr. (USMC)

Condon, John P. (USMC)

Conk, AN Vernon L. (USN)

Conley, Robert F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Connelly, Ray (USMC)

Cook, Harvey D. (USMC)

Cook, Howard E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Cook, ENS Murray C. (USN)

Cooley, Beaumont B. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Cooney, Robert W. (USMC)

Coplan, Ralph D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Coppersmith, Earl W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Corboy, Leo J. Jr. (USMC)

Corley, 1LT John W. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant John W. Corley for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a B-26 attack bomber on an intruder mission the night of 17 December 1951. While flying armed reconnaissance over the enemy's main supply routes between Pyongyang and Sinanju, Korea, he sighted a live enemy locomotive and a number of boxcars traveling toward the front lines. Again and again Lieutenant Corley attacked this supply laden train in a series of glide-bombing and low-level strafing runs. When all his bombs and ammunition had been expended, his skill and aggressiveness had resulted directly in the total destruction of one (1) locomotive and eight (8) boxcars and the damage to twelve (12) additional boxcars. This remarkably successful effort deprived the enemy the use of vital supplies and equipment. By his outstanding courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Corley has brought great credit upon himself, his organization, and the United States Air Force.

Corley, 2LT Winon E. (USMC)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant Winon E. Corley for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a plane in Marine Attack Squadron Three Hundred Twenty-three during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 16 August 1952. Diverted from his original target, Second Lieutenant Corley skillfully led his flight of three planes in a daring attack against enemy bunkers, troops, and mortar positions, resulting in the destruction of three bunkers and four mortar positions, and the damaging of two bunkers and two mortar positions. Airborne observations after the attack disclosed twenty-nine enemy casualties. By his aggressive leadership, courage and devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant Corley upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Corman, Otis W.S. (USMC)

Cornelius, AL3 Robert L. (USN)

Cortelyou, Stoddard G. (USMC)

Corvi, Joseph A. (USMC)

Coss, Francis K. (USMC)

Costello, Byron J. (USMC)

Cotton, John D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Coulter, Robert G. (USMC)

Coursey, John Paul (USMC)

Covert, Bert R. Jr. (USMC)

Covington, ENS Gerald E. (USN)

Covington, Henry W. Jr. (USMC)

Cox, Reginald J. (USMC)

Crawford, Frank S. (USMC)

Crawford, AOC Melvin C. (USN)

Crawford, Philip L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Crawford, AL2 Raymond A. (USN)

Crawley, Lawrence Noble (USMC)

Cripps, George S. (USMC)

Crist, ENS Densle L. (USN)

Crocker, Robert O. (USMC)

Cronin, LT Francis J. (USN)

Cronin, AD3 Glenn Jr. (USN)

  General Orders: All Hands (September 1952)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class Glenn Cronin, Jr., United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as member of a Patrol Plane in Patrol Squadron Forty-Two (VP-42). Participating in numerous missions against hostile North Korean Forces during the period 20 August 1950 to 2 February 1951, he added greatly to the success of his squadron. His courage, skill, and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Completed Thirty-Five missions)

Crooks, William M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Crosswait, Phillip M. (USMC)

Currens, Calvin K. (USMC) (2nd award)

Curry, LTJG Nathan E. (USN)

Curtin, CAPT Clyde Alfred (1st award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Clyde Alfred Curtin (AFSN: AO-431127), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as pilot of an F-86 Sabrejet of the 335th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force, against enemies of the United Nations in Korea on 11 October 1952. While flying number two position in a flight of four F-86s in the Sinuiju area, four MiG's were sighted as they headed for the Yalu River. Maneuvering into position the F-86 flight leader made his kill with Captain Curtin providing maximum protection. Captain Curtin then positioned himself on another MiG, firing several short bursts and observing immediate hits cover the enemy aircraft. Utilizing his tactical knowledge to the utmost, as the Communist pilot attempted to escape his withering attack, Captain Curtin continued to fire until the MiG crashed into the ground with the pilot failing to eject. By this brilliant display of airmanship illustrating his proficiency as an aerial combatant Captain Curtin has reflected the highest credit upon himself and the military service. great credit upon himself, his comrades-in-arms of the United Nations and the United States Air Force.

Curtin, MAJ Clyde Alfred (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major [then Captain] Clyde Alfred Curtin (AFSN: AO-431127), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as pilot of an F-86 Sabrejet of the 335th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force, against enemies of the United Nations in Korea on 15 July 1953. On this date, Major Curtin was leading a combat air patrol along the Yalu River when friendly radar reported low flying enemy aircraft crossing the Yalu into North Korea. Just after Major Curtin had descended to low altitude seeking an engagement, he was attacked by three MiG's passing over his formation. Major Curtin quickly executed a hard Immelmann turn, placing his flight in an advantageous position to attack the enemy who were turning to attack once more. This excellently performed maneuver completely disorganized the enemy force, and they attempted to retreat across the river. As the MiG's broke formation, Major Curtin attacked one ship, and following the MiG through increasingly violent and desperate maneuvers to evade his fire, observed the MiG aircraft go into a spin. Although Major Curtin had become separated from his wingman in the fight and was alone and exposed to attack, he followed the spinning MiG down, observed the pilot to recover, and immediately go into another spin. The enemy pilot then ejected and was photographed by Major Curtin's gun camera in his descent. Upon return to his home base, Major Curtin was officially credited with the destruction of one enemy MiG-15. Major Curtin's aggressiveness, courage, and superior airmanship reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Curtin, MAJ Clyde Alfred (3rd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major [then Captain] Clyde Alfred Curtin (AFSN: AO-431127), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as pilot of an F-86 Sabrejet of the 335th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force, against enemies of the United Nations in Korea on 19 July 1953. Major Curtin was leading a flight of two F-86's on a combat air patrol deep in enemy territory near the Yalu River, when he sighted two enemy MiG'15's headed South. Immediately initiating a violent turning attack, he closed on one of the enemy aircraft. Observing they were being attacked, the MiG's turned hard towards the Yalu to escape, but Major Curtin, through outstanding airmanship and superior skill, expertly maneuvered his aircraft to cut off the last one. Closing into firing range, he opened fire on it and scored hits in the wing and fuselage with one burst of his deadly fire. The MiG turned hard in an effort to evade, but Major Curtin tenaciously kept the offensive and scored multiple hits with repeated bursts of fire. The MiG pilot, with his aircraft flaming heavily, climbed steeply in an effort to lose him,, but at the top of the climb, stalled his aircraft, and ejected just before his craft spun flaming into the ground. Upon return to his home base, Major Curtin was officially credited with the destruction of one MiG-15. By superior skill, courage, and aggressive flying ability Major Curtin reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Curtis, Oliver W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Curtis, Oliver W. (USMC) (3rd award)

Curzon, James R. (USMC)

Cushman, Thomas J. Jr. (USMC)


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Daane, Marion J. (USMC)

Dahlberg, Robert L. (USMC)

Daigh, Harold D. (USMC)

Dair, William G. Jr. (USMC)

Dake, Merlin L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Dale, Jack D. (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Jack D. Dale (ASN: 0-401140/4176A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over enemy territory in support of the United Nations efforts in the Korean War on 20 October 1950. Lieutenant Colonel Dale distinguished himself while leading a flight on a close support mission for a paradrop to the Suchon area. Instrument flying weather prevailed for a major portion of the flight to the target area. On reaching the drop area, Lieutenant Colonel Dale encountered accurate flak from 20-mm. anti-aircraft guns. Disregarding the flak and enemy small arms fire, he led his flight to devastating passes on the enemy positions with napalm, rockets and .50 caliber machine guns. He personally destroyed three 20-mm. anti-aircraft guns and annihilated an estimated one hundred enemy troops. As a direct result of these aerial attacks, our friendly forces were able to advance to capture Suchon. The flying skill, aggressiveness and leadership he displayed in carrying out this extremely dangerous mission reflects utmost credit upon himself and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Air Force.

Dalton, CAPT Forrest Adolph Jr.

"My dad, Captain Forrest Adolph Dalton Jr., received the DFC with three Oak Leaf Clusters while piloting a B26 on a night mission in Korea. On April 4, 1957 he was killed flying a B57 A, crashing with engine failure in a heavy thunder storm 14 miles north of Van Cleave, Mississippi. He was stationed at Eglin AFB, Inspector Gen Staff, Headquarters Command. A B57 is at Eglin Armament Museum has his name on it and a plaque inside. His VA tombstone is at Green Hills Cemetery, Troy, Alabama. and also shows the DFC." - William R Dalton

By direction of the President, Captain Forrest A. Dalton, Jr., United States Air Force, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Captain Forrest A. Dalton, Jr., distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 2 June 1952.  Flying as pilot of a B-26 type aircraft engaged in a night interdiction mission over enemy held North Korea, Captain Dalton displayed outstanding skill and airmanship.  Sighting a locomotive and numerous boxcars in the Wonsan marshalling yards, Captain Dalton immediately placed this target under attack.  Although the locomotive was under a protective shed, Captain Dalton made several very low level bombing attacks and repeated strafing attacks upon the target.  Direct hits were observed and the locomotive destroyed.  Ten large secondary explosions resulted, and large sustained fires were left burning.  As a result of this highly successful mission, vital enemy transportation facilities and supplies were destroyed.  By his high personal courage, outstanding ability, and devotion to duty, Captain Dalton brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Dalzell, LT Samuel Jr. (USN)

Danner, CAPT John J. (USMC)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain John J. Danner for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twenty-three in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 8 November 1951. Directed to a strongly defended enemy stronghold by an airborne controller while participating in a hazardous close air support mission, Captain Danner immediately executed several low-level runs over the target to determine the exact positions of the hostile troops and, despite intense and accurate ground fire which repeatedly struck his aircraft, led his flight in a series of expertly executed napalm, strafing and bombing attacks which resulted in numerous enemy casualties and in the destruction of eight mortar positions. By his bold initiative, inspiring leadership and gallant devotion to duty, Captain Danner was greatly instrumental in aiding friendly forces to move forward into the hostile positions with little opposition and no casualties, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Danser, David M. (USMC)

Darbyshire, Leslie L. (USMC)

Darling, Max L. (USMC)

Darrow, LTJG Charles B. (USN)

Daugherty, Frank W. (USMC)

Davis, Daniel Hill (USMC)

Davis, George Andrew Jr. (USAF) (posthumous)

Headquarters, Fifth Air Force
General Orders No. 124 - 3 March 1952

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Major George Andrew Davis, Jr. (ASN: 0-671514/13035A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement in aerial combat in Korea on 13 December 1951. As commander of a group of twenty-two F-86 aircraft on a counter air mission in the Sunchon area, Major Davis sighted fifty MiG-15 enemy aircraft heading southward toward the area of Taechon. Displaying outstanding initiative and aggressive leadership, he maneuvered his numerically inferior force into position gaining the maximum possible tactical advantage, and launched a series of devastating attacks against the enemy. These maneuvers were carried out so successfully, the enemy formation was completely disrupted and forced to retire. His exemplary leadership and airmanship resulted in the routing of a numerically superior enemy force including his personal destruction of two of the enemy and has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Davis,  Lucius O. (USMC)

Davis, Merle C. (USMC)

Davis, Oliver R. (USMC)

Davis, Raymond R. (USMC)

Davis, Robert R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Davis, Thomas H. III (USMC)

Davis, William B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Dawson, Thomas E. (USMC)

Day, Marvin E. (USMC)

Dayson, Patrick J. (USMC)

Deacon, CDR Edward T. (USN)

Dean, Walter P. (USMC) (2nd award)

DeCamp, Jack M. (USMC)

Decristofaro, LCDR Silvio (USN)

DeGennaro, Eugene J. (USMC)

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Master Sergeant Eugene J. DeGennaro, United States Marine Corps, for service as set forth in the following citation:  "For heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight while serving as a Plane Commander in Marine Transport Squadron One Hundred Fifty-Two during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 2 and 4 December 1950.  Participating in a mission to evacuate friendly troops from the Pyongyang airstrip, Master Sergeant DeGennaro executed a safe landing on the field despite a warning that the field was under imminent hostile air and ground attack.  After waiting several hours, he took off with 47 critically wounded patients and safely delivered the casualties to hospitals in Japan.  Learning that the evacuation station was closed on 4 December 1950, he waited until 13,000 pounds of vitally needed ammunition was loaded aboard his plane and transported to safety before he returned to base.  By his marked courage, expert leadership and unswerving devotion to duty, Master Sergeant DeGennaro upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

De Goede, ENS John (USN)

DeHaven, Joseph B. (USMC)

Deihl, 1LT Richard H. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Richard H. Deihl for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot of a F-51 type aircraft, 18th Fighter Bomber Wing, Fifth Air Force, on 12 December 1952. Leading a flight of four (4) F-51 type aircraft, Lieutenant Deihl displayed outstanding airmanship and navigational skill when he led his flight directly to the target area at Otanni Korea. On the way to the target two (2) members of the flight were forced to withdraw due to engine malfunction. Lieutenant Deihl, knowing the target was a strong point in the enemy line of resistance, elected to continue the strike with only two (2) aircraft. Locating the target, Lieutenant Deihl pressed his attack through intense enemy ground fire, strafing enemy gun positions and personally scoring a direct hit on the enemy stronghold with his bombs. Lieutenant Deihl, through his superior leadership and bombing accuracy, was personally responsible for destroying one (1) observation post, three (3) automatic weapons positions and killing an undetermined number of troops. As a result of this highly successful mission, vital enemy defenses were destroyed, seriously hampering the enemy's potential in that sector. Throughout his entire combat tour, Lieutenant Deihl has displayed excellent qualitites of leadership and airmanship in attacking enemy troops, supplies and equipment. Through his skill, courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Deihl has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Deinney, William L. (USMC)Deitz, John A. Jr. (USMC)

DeKalb, Duane (USMC)

Dellamano, Albert F. (USMC) (2nd award)

DeLong, Dean O. (USMC)

DeLong, Phillip Cunliffe (USMC) (3rd award)

Denyer, Samuel A. Jr. (USMC)

Denyer, Samuel A. Jr. (2nd award)

Derrickson, Eugene W. (USMC)

Derryberry, Don G. (USMC)

Dethier, Gerald (USMC) (2nd award)

Devereaux, Joseph S. Jr. (USMC)

Devillier, Leon F. (USMC)

Dexter, John L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Dexter, Rolland W. (USMC)

Dickens, AD3 Alfred C. Jr. (USN)

Dickerman, Everett J. (USMC)

Dill, James K. (USMC) (2nd award)

Dillberg, Warren J. (USMC)

Dimsdale, George A. (USMC)

Dimsdale, George A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Dittmar, ENS William D. (USN)

Dittrich, Casper L. (USMC)

Dixon, John E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Dobson, Charles E. Jr. (USMC)

Dochterman, Lloyd B. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Dochterman, Lloyd D. Jr. (USMC) (3rd award)

Dodenhoff, George H. (USMC)

Doering, John H. (USMC)

Domina, Walter E. (USMC)

Donaldson, Joseph R. (USMC)

Donovan, William J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Dorsey, Elmer T. (USMC)

Doster, Grover C. Jr. (USMC)

Doswell, James T. II (USMC)

Doswell, James T. II (USMC) (2nd award)

Doth, Richard S. (USMC)

Dotts, 1LT Neil T.

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 1 - 12 January 1961

First Lieutenant Neil T. Dotts, Artillery, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism while participating in aerial flight on 13 June 1953.  While flying an L-19 Army aircraft over Korea, and directing artillery fire on hostile targets, Lieutenant Dotts encountered a low partial cloud coverage and flew behind enemy lines, well within the range of enemy small arms fire and at an altitude of 2,000 feet below that of normal flight.  In the face of a determined drive by the enemy against United Nations ground forces, and continuous enemy mortar activity, he elected to continue the mission, despite intense enemy small arms, automatic weapons and anti-aircraft fire directed at his aircraft.  Disregarding his own personal safety, Lieutenant Dotts remained in the area for a period of approximately one hour and thirty minutes, and continued to adjust fire on enemy targets until seriously wounded in the left leg by enemy fire.  Realzing that he might lose consciousness at any moment, he attempted a return to friendly lines rather than parachute into enemy territory and abandon the aircraft as a total loss.  After applying an emergency bandage on his injured leg to prevent excessive loss of blood, his constrained and determine efforts enabled him to maneuver the aircraft to a successful landing at a forward emergency air strip.  Although the aircraft sustained damages during the landing roll because of his inability to maintain directional control with his wounded leg, neither he nor the accompanying observer was further injured, and the aircraft was later repaired and returned to service.  The selfless and heroic actions displayed by Lieutenant Dotts under critical battle conditions reflect distinct credit upon himself, and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

Dougherty, James W. (USMC)

Dougherty, William A. (USMC)

Dougherty, William A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Dove, Charles E. (USMC)

Downs, LTJG Richard E. (USN)

Driftmier, John F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Drinkwater, Fred J. Jr. (USMC)

Drinkwater, Thomas R. (USMC)

Driscoel, ENS Jerome M. (USN)

Drought, Thomas (USMC)

Drury, Frank Carl (USMC) (2nd award)

Dufford, John M. (USMC)

Duffy, George G.M. (USMC)

Dugan, Patrick (USMC) (2nd award)

Duncan, George Chamberlain (7th award)

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet
Serial 1291 - June 15, 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in addition to a previously awarded Silver Star in lieu of a Seventh Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Commander George Chamberlain Duncan (NSN: 0-82484), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Jet Fighter Pilot in Fighter Squadron Fifty-Four (VF-54), based on board the U.S.S. Valley Forge (CV-45), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, on 3 May 1953. Leading a four-plane flight of jet planes on a strike against an enemy troop billeting and vehicle staging area, Commander Duncan conducted nine effective low-level bombing, strafing and incendiary attacks, despite intense hostile machine gun and small arms fire. On his initial attack, he obtained accurate coverage of the target with incendiary clusters, starting numerous fires. During his succeeding bombing attacks, he scored four direct hits which caused two secondary explosions, spreading fire throughout the area. Realizing that the target was a gasoline storage center, he concentrated the remaining attacks in the immediate vicinity obtaining numerous other secondary explosions which completely leveled a large area. By his brilliant airmanship, courage and steadfast devotion to duty, Commander Duncan contributed immeasurably to the success of the mission and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Duncan, 2LT Julius O. Jr. (64th FAB, 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO72, 23Aug50)

Duncan, William R. (USMC)

Dunlop, John D. (USMC)

Dunn, Elswin P. (USMC) (2nd award)

Dunphy, James C. (USMC)

DuPuy, Robert M.H. (USMC)

DuPuy, Robert M.H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Durnford, Dwey Foster Jr. (USMC) (4th award)

Dusenbury, James G. (USMC)

DuVall, Earl W. (USMC)

Dwiggins, William M. (USMC)

Dyer, Phillip G. (USMC) (2nd award)

Dykes, Kenneth T. (USMC)

Dysart, Will H. (USMC) (2nd award)


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Ebel, Ardell (USMC) 2nd award)

Ebert, James R. (USMC)

Ebertz, CHIEF AVIATION ELECTRONICSMAN Paul Helmuth

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Paul Helmuth Ebertz, Chief Aviation Electronicsman United States Navy for service as set forth in the following Citation: ‘‘For heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty Two during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 25 August 1950 to 12 February 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, Ebertz participated in daring flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards. By his marked courage, skill and unswerving devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success achieved by his plane and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” For the President, Secretary of the Navy.

Eckhart, Charles W. (USMC)

Edmundson, Norwood (USMC)

Egan, Thomas R. (USMC)

Elias, George H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Elliott, Richard B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Elliott, Robert L. (USMC)

Elliott, Thomas M. (USMC)

Ellison, ENS LeRoy S. (USN)

Elwood, Hugh McJunkin (USMC) (2nd award)

Emswiler, Robert H. (USMC)

Engelhardt, Lloyd J. (USMC)

Engesser, Robert B. (USMC)

Engesser, Robert B. (USMC) (2nd award)

English, LCDR Douglas K. (USN)

Epes, LCDR Horace H. (USN)

Erickson, Clinton O. (USMC)

Erickson, Loren T. (USMC)

Eschle, Karl W. (USMC)

Evans, Andrew Julius Jr. (USAF) (3rd award)

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Colonel Andrew Julius Evans, Jr. (AFSN: FR-4072/0-23882), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot, 49th Fighter-Bomber Wing, FIFTH Air Force, on 14 February 1953. On that date, Colonel Evans was pre-briefed to perform armed reconnaissance along the heavily defended enemy main supply routes from Pyongyang to Sinan-ju, North Korea. Colonel Evans planned his mission to perfectly coordinate with the night missions of other aircraft in the area in order to cause the enemy maximum harassment and delay, and, flying under instrument conditions most of the way, arrived over the target area at exactly the pre-briefed time. Reconnoitering over the strongest flak and searchlight concentrations in North Korea, Colonel Evans chose the largest vehicle concentration, although it was within range of the Sinan-ju guns, and initiated an attack. Courageously bearing in to a dangerously low altitude, he released his two five-hundred-pound bombs singly. After pulling up and breaking hard to escape the hail of automatic weapons and small arms fire that was directed at him, he saw that he had caused two secondary explosions and a large fire. Through his keen flying skill, superb marksmanship and outstanding devotion to duty, Colonel Evans reflected the highest credit upon himself and the military service. great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the United States Air Force.

Evans, Ivan F. (USMC)

Evans, Malcom D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Evans, Ralph Liggett (USNR)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Ralph Liggett Evans, Jr. (NSN: 0-466275), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial strike as pilot of a fighter aircraft attached to Fighter Squadron Six Hundred Fifty-Three (VF-653), during action against North Korean and Chinese Communist Forces. On 6 January 1952, in the vicinity of Uiho-ri, Lieutenant, Junior Grade Evans persisted in making extremely hazardous attacks on a heavily defended enemy railroad bridge. Maneuvering his attacks through intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire even though his aircraft was heavily damaged, he completely destroyed the enemy rail bridge. His superb airmanship contributed materially to the success of the mission. His devotion to duty was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Ewan, Randolph J. (USMC)

Ewers, Norman Glen (USMC) (2nd award)

Ewing, Lawrence J. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)


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Fagner, 1LT J. Logan (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant J. Logan Fagner for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 25 October 1951. As pilot of a highly vulnerable helicopter, Lieutenant Fagner flew into an area near Taegwang-ni, Korea, reported to harbor more than one thousand enemy troops, to effect the rescue of an observer of a liaison aircraft. The observer had parachuted from his ship, which had burst into flames after being hit by enemy fire. When notified of the location of the downed airman, Lieutenant Fagner flew with fighter escort directly to the position. Locating the victim in an area where shells were bursting, Lieutenant Fagner made a fast, low approach, executed a quick stop, and picked up the observer by the use of cable hoist and sling. Lieutenant Fagner then climbed his helicopter to altitude as he reeled the observer in and transported him safely to the nearest Mobile Army Surgical Hospital where the victim was treated for serious burns suffered before parachuting. By his high degree of heroism at the risk of his own life, Lieutenant Fagner has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Fairchild, ENS Jack E. (USN)

Fairchild, Richard H. (USMC)

Faircloth, ALAN Paul ((USN)

Falkner, James M. (USMC)

Fant, LT JG Patrick M. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Patrick M. Fant (NSN: 0-492685), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Wingman in a flight of two Attack Bombers attached to Attack Squadron Seven Hundred Two (VA-702), and serving with Carrier Air Group ONE HUNDRED ONE aboard U.S.S. Boxer (CV-21) in Korea on 20 May 1951. With complete disregard for his own personal safety in the face of heavy and light anti-aircraft fire, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Fant skillfully assisted in repeated bombing, napalming and strafing attacks on a Chinese Communist staging area near Nu-san, Korea. He was instrumental in interrupting enemy troops preparing to stage an attack on our front lines by destroying gun positions, automatic weapons, supplies and an estimated one hundred fifty troops. His courage and gallant devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Farish, George B. (USMC)

Farling, George F. Jr. (USMC)

Farnam, 1LT Warren F. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Warren F. Farnam for outstanding heroism and extraordinary meritorious achievement while flying as Bombardier and Navigator on a combat mission over enemy-held territory in Korea on 11 August 1951. It was necessary to penetrate the most hazardous weather to reach the target area, which was a convoy of trucks near Koksan. This officer directed the aircraft through an almost solid undercast using superb navigational skill in avoiding high mountainous terrain to guide the Pilot on three superlative bomb runs on the target. Lieutenant Farnam then directed the Pilot on fifteen strafing attacks at extremely low altitudes, some while only a few feet above the terrain. Secondary fires and explosions were observed. Twenty-five trucks were destroyed and twenty to thirty more damaged. Only after all the armament had been expended and the optimum results achieved did Lieutenant Farnam direct the Pilot through the cloud cover back to the home base. As a result of this mission, vital supplies and transportation were destroyed, seriously hampering the enemy’s potential. The conduct displayed by Lieutenant Farnam on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Farnworth, ENS Glenn T. (USN)

Farra, Elwood D. (USMC)

Farrell, George E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Fauchier, Clifford E. (USMC)

Fechery, James M. (USMC)

Fees, Fred J. Jr. (USMC)

Feher, Irwin (USMC)

Feid, Gordon I. (USMC)

Fellingham, Richard J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Fellows, Kenneth L.  (USMC)

Fendorf, ENS James E. (USN)

Fenner, ENS Richard C. (USN)

Fenton, Donald L. (USMC)

Fenton, Donald L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Ferdinand, Thomas S. (USMC) (2nd award)

Ferguson, Howard Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Ferguson, Scotty O.

"Portland Man Wins Honors"

"The distinguished flying cross has been awarded to a Portland man, 1st Lt. Scotty O. Ferguson, for extraordinary achievement in leading a flight of F-84 Thunderjets at the 58th fighter bomb wing on an attack against a vital Communist command post in Korea only yards away from United Nations' forces. The strike took place nearly a month before the cease-fire ordered in July. Lt. Ferguson was credited with displaying superior courage and airmanship in leading the flight to demolish the enemy position. The lieutenant's wife, Barbara, and three children live at 4206 S. E. Ramona street. His mother, Mrs. E. M. Ferguson lives at the same address." - Portland Oregonian

Ferguson, William James (USAF) (1st award)

By direction of the President, First Lieutenant William James Ferguson, AO 2221608, United States Air Force, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.  First Lieutenant William James Ferguson distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement in aerial flight against an enemy of the United Nations on the night of 17 May 1953, while serving as pilot of a B-26 attack bomber of the Third Bombard Wing (Light), Fifth Air Force. Lieutenant Ferguson and his crew were briefed to perform armed reconnaissance against enemy main supply routes. While reconnoitering their target area a large convoy of vehicles was sighted an immediately attacked. Despite enemy antiaircraft fire a series of bombing runs were made against this prime enemy target. Displaying exceptional flying ability Lieutenant Ferguson was able to destroy seven vehicles by fire and explosions. By his personal courage and devotion to duty Lieutenant Ferguson has brought great credit upon himself, his organization and the United States Air Force.

Fessler, Dramus F. (USMC)

Fiebelkorn, CAPT Ernest Charles (USAF_

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Ernest Charles Fiebelkorn (AFSN: AO-753639), United States Air Force, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as pilot of an F-82 type aircraft of the 4th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group, in action on 6 July 1950. Captain Fiebelkorn led a flight of four F-82 all-weather fighter type aircraft to the Suwon-Seoul area, Korea, upon very short notice, and over a long distance under extremely adverse weather conditions. The mission of the flight was to contact a forward control aircraft in order to receive instructions for strafing a group of enemy tanks that had broken through our lines. The entire target area was covered by a low under cast and after several unsuccessful attempts by Captain Fiebelkorn to contact the controller aircraft, he did voluntarily let down through the dangerous undercast over mountainous terrain, in a final attempt to make contact and engage the enemy. No more was heard from Captain Fiebelkorn by the remainder of the flight waiting aloft. The exemplary courage and selfless devotion to duty demonstrated by Captain Fiebelkorn reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Fiegener, Kenneth G. (USMC)

Fine, CAPT Dail D. (USMC)

For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine attack squadron in Korea. On 16 June 1953, Captain Fine led a division of Marine attack aircraft on a high priority close air support mission to seek out and destroy enemy automatic weapons and mortars that were causing serious damage to advancing friendly troops. Promptly locating the carefully camouflaged objective, Captain Fine initiated a daring dive bombing assault in the face of intense hostile antiaircraft fire. Diving to minimum altitude, he skillfully maneuvered through the precipitous terrain and scored direct bomb hits that caused large secondary explosions. With the target now clearly defined for the remainder of the flight, he then led repeated low level attacks that inflicted heavy enemy casualties and demolished the hostile strongpoint. Captain Fine's bombing accuracy and exemplary leadership were responsible for the success of a flight that substantially reduced pressure on front line elements of the United Nations ground force. His courageous conduct and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Finn, Edward V. (USMC)

Finn, Howard James (USMC) (6th award)

 General Orders: Commander Naval Forces Far East: Serial 1716

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Silver Star in lieu of a Sixth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Howard James Finn (MCSN: 0-13672), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Two Hundred Fourteen (VMF-214), attached to the U.S.S. Sicily (CVE-118), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 17 August 1950. Participating in extremely close air support of attacking troops in the Naktong River area, Captain Finn repeatedly exposed himself to fierce hostile small arms fire, coolly remaining over hostile territory throughout an intense friendly artillery barrage, in order to seek out and pinpoint enemy positions impeding the advance of friendly ground forces. Boldly leading his division in rocket and strafing attacks, he forced an enemy withdrawal but, observing that the retreat was to well-prepared positions, seized the opportunity to return for devastating runs on the moving troops. Delivering a continuous hail of machine gun and rocket fire into the enemy's ranks, he succeeded in causing a complete rout, personally scoring a direct hit which destroyed a hostile anti-tank emplacement. By his ability as an airman, outstanding leadership and courageous devotion to duty in the face of tremendous personal risk, Captain Finn contributed materially to the advance of friendly ground troops in the area and thereby upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Finn, Howard James (USMC) (7th award)

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet - SPOT: Serial 1109

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in addition to a previously awarded Silver Star lieu of a Seventh Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Howard James Finn (MCSN: 0-13672), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Two Hundred Fourteen (VMF-214), attached to the U.S.S. Sicily (CVE-118), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 3 August 1950 to 17 September 1950. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, Captain Finn participated in attacks against enemy installations in the face of hostile small arms and accurate heavy anti-aircraft fire, thereby contributing materially to the success of his squadron. By his courage, professional skill and devotion to duty, Captain Finn upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

 Finn, Howard James (USMC) (8th award)

General Orders: Commander Naval Forces Far East: Serial 8459    

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in addition to a previously awarded Silver Star lieu of an Eighth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Howard James Finn (MCSN: 0-13672), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Two Hundred Fourteen(VMF-214), attached to the U.S.S. Sicily (CVE-118), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 24 September 1950. Leading his division in a close air support mission to aid friendly forces entering the heavily defended city of Seoul, Captain Finn carried out a daring low-level search for two well-hidden hostile tanks which were holding up the advance of our troops. Although his plane was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire, he located the enemy vehicles, marked their positions by strafing and directed his flight in repeated attacks until both tanks were destroyed, thereby permitting the continued advance of the friendly forces. Spotting several hostile anti-aircraft weapons which were keeping the division under constant fire during the strike, he immediately launched bold rocket and strafing runs and silenced the enemy guns. By his initiative, superb airmanship and courageous devotion to duty throughout this engagement, Captain Finn upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Finn, Howard James (USMC) (9th award)

General Orders: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing: Serial 2644

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in addition to a previously awarded Silver Star lieu of a Ninth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Howard James Finn (MCSN: 0-13672), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Two Hundred Fourteen (VMF-214), attached to the U.S.S. Sicily (CVE-118), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 6 September 1950 to 7 December 1950. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, Captain Finn participated in daring flights over enemy territory in the face of hostile fire and contributed materially to the success of his unit. His courage and skill and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Fischer, Harold Edward (1st award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Harold E. Fischer (AFSN: AO-2204126), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Element Leader of four F-80 aircraft on 11 June 1951. While on an armed reconnaissance mission near Munam-ni, Korea, Lieutenant Fischer located an anti-aircraft position harassing his flight with intense and accurate flak. Disregarding the hazardous terrain and adverse weather conditions, Lieutenant Fischer led his flight into the fire, and on his initial pass, scored a direct hit with a napalm bomb which completely destroyed the flak position. After three successful strafing attacks, Lieutenant Fischer personally destroyed a concentration of approximately thirty troops with his remaining napalm bomb. Total destruction by his element amounted to three anti-aircraft positions, more than fifty troops, and over forty stacks of supplies. Lieutenant Fischer's aggressive leadership and flawless tactical airmanship reflected great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the United States Air Force.

Fischer, Harold Edward (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Harold E. Fischer (AFSN: AO-2204126), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Number Two Man in a flight of four F-86 type aircraft, 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, FIFTH Air Force, on 26 November 1952. While on a fighter sweep along the Cong Chong River, a large concentration of enemy aircraft were reported south of the Yalu River and Lieutenant Fischer's flight was cleared to proceed north. Over the Suihe Reservoir Lieutenant Fischer's flight encountered a flight of four MiG-15 type aircraft and the number three man, being in the most advantageous position, was cleared to make the bounce. Following the second element in, Lieutenant Fischer observed two more MiG-15 type aircraft and upon receiving clearance from his leader, initiated an attack. Lieutenant Fischer scored decisive hits on one MiG-15 type aircraft and the pilot was observed to eject. By his personal courage and exceptional airmanship in this action and throughout his service with the Far East Command, Lieutenant Fischer has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force

Fischer, John J. (USMC)

Fisher, Donald E. Jr. (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Donald E. Fisher, Jr. (MCSN: 0-48488), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Attack Squadron THREE HUNDRED TWELVE (VMA-312), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 16 January 1953. Participating in a high priority aerial assault against a heavily defended and vitally important railroad tunnel located along the main enemy rail route near Sariwon, First Lieutenant Fisher maneuvered his aircraft through the precipitous terrain and conducted a daring low-level assault that scored decisive rail cuts, despite intense hostile bracketing fire from the slopes on both sides of the tunnel. Although his plane was seriously damaged by enemy defensive fire when he began his second run, he resolutely pressed his attack and, diving to minimum altitude, skipped a bomb directly into the southern entrance of the tunnel. As a result of the explosion which followed, large amounts of debris were blown from both portals and the southern portal was completely sealed. While another member of the flight conducted a low-level damage assessment, he skillfully maneuvered his stricken aircraft on flak suppression runs. By his superb airmanship, courage and determination, First Lieutenant Fisher was directly responsible for the complete destruction of a vital link in the enemy's re-supply of front-line troops by rail and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Fisher, Sidney (USMC)

Fisher, William H. Jr. (USMC)

Fitzgerald, Austin C. (USMC)

Flannagan, Melvin J. (USMC)

Fleck, CDR Richard W. (USN)

Fletcher, Carlton N. (USMC)

Fletcher, ENS James L. (USN)

 General Orders: All Hands (January 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade [then Ensign] James L. Fletcher, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Fletcher, Lynwood V. (USMC)

Fletcher, Maurice W. (USMC)

Flickinger, Judson (USMC)

Flinn, Norman W. Jr. (USMC) (4th award)

Floeck, Robert (USMC) (2nd award)

Flynn, Richard J. (USMC)

Folmar, Jesse Gregory (USMC)

Fonck, 1LT Fred R. (USAF)

First Lieutenant Fred R. Fonck is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 11 July 1951. Leading a flight of four (4) F-51 type aircraft, First Lieutenant Fonck displayed outstanding airmanship when he led his flight through low hanging clouds and intermittent rain showers direct to the target area at Chorwon, Korea, where he and his flight carried out a series of destructive attacks using napalm, rockets, and machine guns on enemy troop concentrations, troop billets, and machine gun emplacements in this area. Despite intense automatic weapons fire, First Lieutenant Fonck pressed successive attacks on enemy troops then diverted his attacks to the billets in the nearby town, where he destroyed or burned ten (10) buildings with rockets and machine guns. He then directed the attacks of the other members of his flight on cleverly concealed enemy emplacements near the village. Although adverse conditions necessitated diving and climbing through low clouds on each attack, First Lieutenant Fonck continued his attacks, harassing enemy positions until all ammunition was expended. First Lieutenant Fonck, in addition to destroying ten (10) buildings, was credited by the mosquito controller with fifty (50) enemy troops killed. He then reassembled his flight and led them through instrument conditions to the home base. By his persistent attacks against the enemy, First Lieutenant Fonck greatly reduced the enemy's ability to wage war in this area. By his high courage and devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Fonck has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Ford, David L. (USMC)

Ford, LTJG John E. (USN)

Ford, AD3 William P. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (January 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class William P. Ford, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Forrest, ENS Arthur B. Jr. (USN)

Forrest, Shelby M. (USMC)

Fortin, Lawrence J. (USMC)

Foust, Harry L. (USMC)

Fowler, LT Richard E. Jr. (USN)

Fox, James G. (USMC) (2nd award)

Frainier, ENS Albert J. Jr. (USN)

Franano, Vincent (USMC)

Francis, Frank B. (USMC)

Francisco, Dale (USMC)

Francisco, Dwight R. (USMC)

Frankes, Edward L. (USMC)

Frankovic, Boris J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Franz, ENS Eugene L. (USN)

Frary, Donald E. (USMC)

Frederick, John William Jr. (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Technical Sergeant John William Frederick, Jr. (MCSN: WO-82847/397561), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as an Airborne Intercept Operator attached to Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron Five Hundred Forty-Two (VMF(AW)-542), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 21 September to 11 December 1950. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, Technical Sergeant Frederick participated in combat flights against the enemy, primarily at night in adverse weather conditions and over mountainous terrain, thereby contributing materially to the success of his aircraft. His courage, skill and devotion to duty in the face of grave hazards were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.

Fredericks, Owen C. (USMC)

Frederickson, Norman I. (USMC)

Freeman, John G. (USMC)

Freitas, Joseph L. Jr. (USMC)

Freivogel, Walter J. (USMC)

Frey, Leroy T. (USMC)

Friend, Charles III (USMC)

Friend, Charles III (USMC) (2nd award)

Fritz, CAPT Paul C. (USAF)

Captain Paul C. Fritz distinguished himself while acting as aircraft commander of an unarmed transport during the period of 2 December to 9 December 1950. Captain Fritz made repeated missions to the Chosin Reservoir area delivering critically needed supplies to the surrounded United Nations troops and on return trips maximum loads of sick and wounded were evacuated to areas of safety. Captain Fritz was directly responsible for saving the lives of many United Nation’s personnel. Despite continuous enemy fire, hazardous terrain and inclement weather, Captain Fritz displayed great courage and ability and contributed in great measure to the successful evacuation of all sick and wounded from the Chosin Reservoir area. Captain Fritz has brought great credit upon himself as well as the USAF.

Fuller, AIRMAN 1C Glenn L. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Airman First Class Glenn L. Fuller for extraordinary achievement and outstanding airmanship while participating in aerial flight on 21 March 1953 as Weather Observer on an unarmed, unescorted RB-26 type aircraft of the 6166th Air Weather Reconnaissance Flight, Fifth Air Force, on a daylight weather reconnaissance mission deep in enemy-held North Korea. Despite a threatened attack by enemy fighter-type aircraft near the North Korean city of Sariwon and intense fire from enemy automatic anti-aircraft weapons north of Kaesong, Airman Fuller aided materially in the directing of successful evasive action from the enemy fire and made weather observations at each of the points along the briefed route. The weather data provided Fifth Air Force, by this mission, proved of greatest assistance in the planning and execution of effective air strikes against enemy targets. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty Airman Fuller has brought great credit upon himself and the United Stated Air Force.

Fulton, Floyd K. (USMC) (2nd award)


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Gaalaas, John W. (USMC)

Gabriel, Alfred (USMC) (2nd award)

Gaigal, Joseph F. (USMC)

Gaigal, Joseph F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Galbreaith, Don W. (USMC)

Gale, 1LT William R. (USAF)

First Lieutenant William R. Gale distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a B-29 Bombardier, 30th Bombardment Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group, Medium on 27 October 1951. On that date, Lieutenant Gale flew on a daylight-bombing raid on the important railway bridge at Sinanju, North Korea. During the bomb run the aircraft was subjected to accurate antiaircraft fire and repeated attacks by approximately 20 enemy fighters. The damage inflicted by the enemy rendered most of the control cables and all gun turrets inoperative. All inter-plane communications were disrupted and seven crewmembers were wounded. Lieutenant Gale made an excellent bomb drop, then damaged two enemy aircraft before his turret became inoperative. Lieutenant Gale then assumed the duties of the wounded Navigator and despite a serious fire in one engine, directed the aircraft to Kimpo Airfield near Seoul, Korea, where medical aid was available. His exceptional courage and coolness materially aided in the successful return of the aircraft. Lieutenant Gale’s skill, perseverance and devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the United States Air Force.

Galer, Robert Edward (USMC) (2nd award)

Gallagher, Burnette R. (USMC)

Gallagher, LT Marion R. (USN)

Gallentine, Owen V. (USMC)

Ganschow, Edward F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Garber, Charles D. (USMC)

Garber, Charles D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Gardiner, Joseph C. (USMC)

Gardiner, Joseph C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Gary, Harry L. (USMC)

Gates, LCDR Clark H. (USN)

Gause, Ralph W. (USMC)

Gehri, Donald J. (USMC)

Gehrsitz, Richard N. (USMC)

George, Dan R. (USMC)

Gerken, Bert G. (USMC)

Gerlach, Leo (USMC)

Gerlach, Leo (USMC) (2nd award)

Geuss, John J. (USMC)

Gibson, George E. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Gibson, Robert L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Gilardi, Robert Wesley (USMC)

Gilbertson, John W. (USMC)

Gilhuly, Fred J. (USMC)

Gill, Thomas G. (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Thomas G. Gill, United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight deep in enemy territory while flying the number two (2) position in a flight of four (4) F-84 type aircraft, assigned to the 428th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 474th Fighter Bomber Wing, Fifth Air Force, distinguished himself on 12 January 1953. Lieutenant Gill displayed exceptional courage and dive-bombing skill while attacking four (4) heavy anti-aircraft weapons defending the vital railway and bridge complex at Sinanju, Korea. Although very intense ground fire was encountered in the target area, Lieutenant Gill courageously drove his aircraft through the bursts of flak and dropped his bombs directly on the target, inflicting maximum damage upon the enemy positions. By his personal determination to fulfill his assignment and carry the attack to the enemy, Lieutenant Gill has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Gillette, Robert J. (USMC)

Gillis, Alexander J. Jr. (USMC)

Gillis, Alexander J. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Gillis, Lewis W. (USMC)

Gillon, Daniel P. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Gilman, Cooper L. (USMC)

Gilmour, Robert E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Givens, Joseph E. (USMC)

Glauser, LTJG Clarence J. (USN)

Glauser, George W. (USMC)

Gleaves, James A. Jr. (USMC)

Glenn, ALC Beauregard J. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (January 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Aviation Electronicsman Beauregard J. Glenn, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Glenn, John Herschel (USMC) (3rd award)

Glenn, John Herschel (USMC) (4th award)

Glover, 1LT Kenneth

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 128 - September 13, 1950

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Kenneth Glover (ASN: 0-2045160), United States Army, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a member of the 24th Infantry Division Artillery, in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 4 July to 10 August 1950.

Godfrey, Edward J. (USMC)

Godfrey, Edward J.  (USMC) (2nd award)

Godfrey, ENS Joseph V. (USN)

Godley, Richard O. Jr. (USMC)

Godwin, Clifford S. (USMC)

Goebel, Jerome L. (USMC)

Goldston, Eugene V. (USMC)

Gonzales, AL2 Alphones (USN)

Good, George F. III (USMC)

Good, George F. III (USMC) (2nd award)

Goodman, SDC William B. (USN)

Goodman, LT JG William F. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands - June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade [then Ensign] William F. Goodman, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron SIX (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Goodsell, William Joseph (USMC)

Goodwin, LT Glendon (USN)

Gorsline, LTJG Samuel G. (USN)

Gottschalk, Vincent J. (USMC)

Gough, Dale C. (USMC)

Gould, Alton D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Grable, ADAN Kenneth R. (USN)

Graf, David P. (USMC)

Graham, Arthur R. (USMC)

Graham, Ray J. (USMC)

Graham, Robert J. (USMC)

Granados, Antonio (USMC)

Granados, Antonio (USMC) (2nd award)

Graninger, Ralph A. (USMC)

Grasselli, Albert A. (USMC)

Graves, James B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Gravning, Vernon J. (USMC)

Gray, ENS Carl A. (USN)

Gray, 1LT Fred W. (USAF)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 345 - 1953

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Fred W. Gray (AFSN: FR-26602), United States Air Force, for exceptionally meritorious achievement in aerial combat against the enemy on 15 December 1952, in Korea. Lieutenant Gray was flying number two position in a flight of four F-86 type aircraft, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, on a fighter-bomber escort over North Korea. The flight sighted a flight of four MiG-15 type aircraft, made an intercept, and attacked one of the MiGs. Lieutenant Gray sighted another MiG at six o'clock maneuvering for an attack, bur repeated transmissions failed to reach his leader. Displaying exceptional judgment and reaction, Lieutenant Gray attacked the MiG and inflicted extensive damage as he drove the enemy off his leader's tail. Lieutenant Gray's superior flying ability and judgment have been prominent in the success of his squadron as a fighting unit. Through his skill, courage, and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Gray has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Gray, Joseph A. (USMC)

Grebe, Arthur J. (USMC)

Green, Billy R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Green, Carleton M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Green, George H. Jr. (USMC)

Green, Robert D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Green, Wiley A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Greene, Joe R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Greene, John L. (USMC)

Gregory, Marshall C. (USMC)

Gregory, Walter E. (USMC)

Gribbin, Thomas A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Griffin, Julius B. (USMC)

Grinnell, ENS John R. (USN)

Grosh, John S. Jr. (USMC)

Grow, Hubert C. (USMC)

Guidry, Simon Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Guidry, Simon Jr. (USMC) (3rd award)

Guss, William F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Gutshall, Dale (USMC)

Guy, Capt. Theodore Wilson

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain [then First Lieutenant] Theodore Wilson Guy (AFSN: 0-1911304), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in armed aerial combat against the enemy as leader of a flight of four F-84 type aircraft assigned to the 474th Fighter Bomber Group, Fifth Air Force, on 10 April 1953. Briefed to perform a last light armed reconnaissance of enemy main supply routes in North Korea, Captain Guy led his flight through below marginal weather to the target area. Shortly after starting his reconnaissance, Captain Guy noticed a train being loaded on a siding north of Yangdok. He skillfully set up a dive bombing attack on the train, and diving his plane to the minimum altitude in spite of extremely intense anti-aircraft fire he released one bomb. Captain Guy's bomb was observed to score a direct hit, and all the bombs dropped by the flight hit in the immediate target area, resulting in eight boxcars being completely destroyed and two rail cuts. As he pulled off the target, Captain Guy noticed a line engine with eight boxcars further along the tracks and expertly maneuvered his flight for another pass. This time Captain Guy and his flight succeeded in derailing all eight boxcars. As the engine attempted to escape, Captain Guy, disregarding the increasingly accurate enemy flak, led his flight on a strafing pass, and his fifty caliber API bullets were observed to go directly through the engine, apparently disabling it. Through his skill, courage and devotion to duty while under fire, Captain Guy has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.


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Habash, Lewis C. (USMC)

Hadcock, Kenneth G. (USMC)

Haddon, AD1 Paul F. (USN)

Haden, John (USMC)

Hafeman, Eugene R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hagans, Harold F. (USMC)

Hagerstrom, MAJ James Philo (USAF) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat "V" to Major James Philo Hagerstrom (ASN: 0-727447), United States Air Force, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 21 November 1952, while serving as pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, against enemies of the United Nations, in Korea. With his flight leader, Major Hagerstrom was flying at 25,000 feet when he sighted two enemy MiGs at 5,000 feet moving to intercept our fighter-bombers. He bounced down on his target, closed to 1400 feet, fired a short burst with hits being scored in the fuselage. Firing again he observed hits in the engine section followed by a series of explosions. Major Hagerstrom closed to 500 feet with hit hits causing the MiG to disintegrate with the canopy and other large pieces breaking off, some of them hitting Major Hagerstrom's aircraft. With his fuel at a critically low point and his aircraft damaged by debris he broke off his attack. Through the courage, tenacity, superior tactical skill and marksmanship he displayed on this mission Major Hagerstrom succeeded in destroying one enemy aircraft, reflecting great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Hagerstrom, MAJ James Philo (USAF) (3rd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major James Philo Hagerstrom (ASN: 0-727447), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot of a F-86 type aircraft, 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing, FIFTH Air Force, on 25 February 1953. While in aerial flight, Major Hagerstrom observed one MiG-15 on the tail of a F-86 type aircraft, piloted by Captain Harold E. Fischer. Immediately, Major Hagerstrom pressed his attack and with superb airmanship, positioned himself on the tail of the MiG-15. With accurate firing and exceptional airmanship, he was able to destroy the MiG-15 attacking Captain Fischer's aircraft. As the MiG-15 tried to break off and escape from Major Hagerstrom's attack, the enemy aircraft began smoking and with expert marksmanship, Major Hagerstrom fired several short bursts into the enemy aircraft sending parts of it flying around Major Hagerstrom's aircraft as it went spinning to the ground thus saving Captain Fischer from possible severe damage or complete destruction of his aircraft and possibly saving the pilot's life. Through Major Hagerstrom's alertness and strong desire to destroy the enemy, he aided the United Nations efforts in Korea by destroying one MiG-15 type aircraft in this encounter. Through his skill, courage and devotion to duty, Major Hagerstrom has brought great credit

Hagerstrom, MAJ James Philo (USAF) (4th award)

Haines, Egbert H. (USMC)

Haines, James E. (USMC)

Haines, James E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Haker, AO2 Carl L. (USN)

Hale, ENS Eugene B. (USN)

Hall, Byron F. (USMC)

Hall, AD3 Charles K. (USN)

Hall, Clifford D. (USMC)

Hall, Roland I. (USMC)

Hall, W.C. (USMC)

Hall, William L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Halligan, William J. (USMC)

Hamblin, LCDR Robert L. (USN)

Hamburg, Warren K. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hamill, ENS Jerome E. (USN)

Hamilton, Robert W. (USMC)

Hamilton, Robert W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hamm, Norman L. (USMC)

Hammerbeck, Edward E. (USMC)

Hammonds, SGT Robert W. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 128 - September 13, 1950

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Sergeant Robert W. Hammonds (ASN: RA-10104377), United States Army, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a member of the 24th Infantry Division Artillery, in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 14 July to 28 August 1950.

Hammons, Arnold J. (USMC)

Hamner, 1ST LT Shepherd L. (HQ CO, 25ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO95, 29Aug50)

Hamre, ENS Roger A. (USN)

Hanbey, Billie R. (USMC)

Hancock, 1LT James W. (HQ Division Artillery, 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO72, 23Aug50)

Handschy, Lloyd D. (USMC)

Hanes, John V. (USMC)

Hanes, John V. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hanna, George A.C. (USMC)

Harben, ADC Mabre M. (USN)

Hardin, Weldon E. (USMC)

Hare, Robert H. (USMC)

Harper, Max H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Harrell, William F. (USMC)

Harrington, James C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Harris, AO3C Carl W. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (January 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Carl W. Harris, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Harris, Jack W. (USMC)

Harris, ENS John (USN)

Harris, William A. (USMC)

Harrison, Edward B. (USMC)

Harrison, Gordon V. (USMC)

Harrison, Patrick (USMC)

Harrison, William B. (USMC)

Harsh, LTJG Forrest G.D. (USN)

Hart, David J. (USMC)

Hart, Henry (USMC)

Hart, John F. (USMC)

Hartsock, Edmond P. (USMC) (2nd award)

Harvey, Raymond K. Jr. (USMC)

Hastings, Jesse T. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hatch, Robert D. (USMC)

Hatcher, John W. (USMC)

Hauch, LT Richard I. (USN)

Havlik, John (USMC)

Hawkenberry, AO2C Leonard K.

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class Leonard K. Hawkenberry, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron SIX (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Hawkins, Harold W. (USMC)

Hawkins, Lawrence R. (USMC)

Haxton, Floyd C. (USMC) (4th award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Floyd C. Haxton (MCSN: 0-13627), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as a Pilot of a Plane attached to Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron Five Hundred Thirteen (VMF(AW)-513), engaged in a night intruder mission in the Singosan area of northern Korea on the night of 7 September 1951. Reconnoitering his assigned area by the light of flares from a flare dropping aircraft, he succeeded in locating a motor convoy which was traversing a tortuously winding mountain road. Despite a haze condition which reduced visibility to a hazardous minimum, terrain features which obviously would tax the capabilities of his aircraft to the utmost, and intense anti-aircraft fire, he commenced a series of relentless attacks which resulted in the complete destruction of one tank and two trucks and extensive damage to two tanks and six trucks. Major Haxton's telling blow to the enemy's armored might and logistical capability was realized only through the most superb application of technique and complete knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of his aircraft. His alertness, efficient actions, and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Haxton, Floyd C. (USMC) (5th award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Fourth Gold Star in lieu of a Fifth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Floyd C. Haxton (MCSN: 0-13627), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as a Pilot of a Plane attached to Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron Five Hundred Thirteen (VMF(AW)-513), engaged in a night intruder mission in the Singosan area of northern Korea on the night of 11 September 1951. Despite hazards presented by mountainous terrain and a haze condition which seriously reduced visibility, he carefully reconnoitered his assigned area with the assistance of a flare dropping aircraft and succeeded in locating a number of vehicles proceeding in convoy along a canyon road. Quickly assessing his best avenue of approach and escape, and undaunted by the hail of anti-aircraft fire which greeted his first attack, he executed a series of attacks which reduced six trucks to flaming ruins and extensively damaged five more. Major Haxton persisted, seeking out individual vehicles until a projectile struck the canopy of his aircraft and he himself was wounded by fragments. His alertness, efficient action, and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Hayes, LT Robert V.  (USN)

Hays, 1LT James Audy (USAF)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
Special Orders G-306 (1953)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant James Audy Hays (AFSN: FR-51191), United States Air Force, for exceptional courage while participating in aerial flight with the 6167th Operations Squadron, 6167th Air Base Group, Fifth Air Force, on 26 January 1953. First Lieutenant Hays, as pilot of an unarmed, unescorted C-46 type aircraft, flew a classified intelligence mission very deep within enemy held territory. To avoid detection by enemy radar stations, the aircraft was flown at altitudes of only five hundred feet above surrounding terrain. The target was located in an area only ten miles from a known operational airfield which contained enemy jet aircraft. The area also was known to contain a large number of enemy anti-aircraft batteries and searchlights. Disregarding his own personal safety, First Lieutenant Hays stayed in the target area until he had successfully located the target. Successful location of the target necessitated flying at an altitude of five hundred feet above rugged, mountainous terrain even though visibility was approximately three miles. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Hays has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Hayton, Robert G. (USMC)

Hayward, Thomas Bibb (USN)

 General Orders: All Hands - June 1954

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Thomas Bibb Hayward, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Jet Fighter Plane attached to Fighter Squadron Fifty-One (VF-51), based on board the U.S.S. Valley Forge (CV-45), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 8 April 1953. Leading a four-plane flight in a strike against a camouflaged and heavily defended enemy troop billeting and supply area, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Hayward skillfully directed a series of well-coordinated attacks in the face of intense and accurate hostile anti-aircraft fire, personally destroying eight buildings and damaging five others. Subsequently, when the division proceeded on an armed reconnaissance of the Majon-ni-Wonsan supply route, expending their remaining ordnance on camouflaged trucking shelters, he personally destroyed two additional buildings and damaged three others. By his superb airmanship, courage and steadfast devotion to duty, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Hayward contributed materially to the reduction of the enemy's war-making potential and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Healy, Robert M. (USMC)

Healy, Robert M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hean, Howard L. (USMC)

Hecke, AD1 Loren (USN)

Heffernan, Neal E. (USMC)

Heikkila, ADC Carl W. (USN)

Heiland, John F. (USMC)

Heilman, Roland B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Heilman, Roland B. (USMC) (3rd award)

Heimrick, LeRoy E. (USMC)

Heintz, William H. (USMC)

Heller, Edwin Lewis (USAF) (6th award)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 36 - January 16, 1953

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Silver Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Sixth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Edwin Lewis Heller (ASN: 0-797827/FR-9900), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over North Korea on 17 November 1952. He was leading a flight of four F-86 type aircraft, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force. Major Heller's flight was attacked by two MiG-15 aircraft which he immediately outmaneuvered, separating the two enemy aircraft. He closed on one, fired and hit it, causing it to spin out of control. The pilot, unable to recover, bailed out. Major Heller was credited with one MiG-15 destroyed. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, Major Heller has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Hembree, J.D. (USMC)

Henderson , CAPT Frank David Jr. (USAF) (3 awards)

Henderson, LT COM Marvin D. (USN)

Henderson, MAJ Paul Raymond (USAF) (2 awards)

Henderson, ENS Stanley W. (USN)

Hendershot, Jerry N. (USMC)

Hendrickson, LT Harvey L. Jr. (USN)

Henley, Paul B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Henneberger, Harry G.C. (USMC)

Henrich, Harold J. (USMC)

Henry, Francis J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Henshall, Robert V. (USMC)

Henshall, Robert V. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hensler, Thomas P. Jr. (USMC)

Hepler, Frank M. (USMC)

Hernan, Edwin James Jr. (USMC) (4th award)

Herrick, LT Harvey S. (USN)

Hewitt, Roy R. (USMC)

Hewitt, AOC William C. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Aviation Ordnanceman William C. Hewitt, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Heywood, John (USMC)

Hickman, William T. (USMC)

Higgins, AL1 Elmer (USN)

Higgins, ADC Paul D. (USN)

Higgins, Oliver D. (USMC)

Hill, Robert A. (USMC)

Hill, Robert H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hillesland, ENS Carl B. (USN)

Hilliard, Sidney H. Jr. (USMC)

Hilse, Alfred D. (USMC)

Hinckel, Harvey C. (USMC)

Hinrichs, Howard Reed (USMC)

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Howard R. Hinrichs, United States Marine Corps Reserve, for services as set forth in the following citation. For heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a pilot of a plane in Marine Fighter Squadron 323 during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 28 December 1951. Leading a seven plane flight over enemy territory in search of a downed pilot and an observer, Captain Hinrichs reconnoitered the area at extremely low altitude until he had located the airmen and although subjected to persistent hostile automatic weapons fire throughout the action, guided a friendly ground patrol to the position to effect the rescue. With the primary task completed, he led his flight in a series of daring strafing and dive-bombing attacks on a group of enemy bunkers and, despite hostile ground fire, scored four direct hits which completely destroyed six emplacements and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. By his marked courage, skilled airmanship and unswerving devotion to duty, Captain Hinrichs upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Hinshaw, Don M. (USMC)

Hitchcock, Paul L. (USMC)

Hitchcock, Paul L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hobart, Robert E. (USMC)

Hodde, Gordon V. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hodges, 1LT Albert Victor Jr. (USAF)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 471 - July 14, 1953

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Albert Victor Hodges, Jr. (AFSN: 0-2224077), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of an F-86 with the 36th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter Bomber Wing, Fifth Air Force, on 15 June 1953. Leading a flight of four F-86 aircraft, Lieutenant Hodges displayed outstanding leadership, navigational skill, and exceptional combat effectiveness while leading his flight through a hazy overcast near dusk over hazardous mountainous terrain near Oun-san Mountain in the "Door Knob" - "Punch Bowl" area, North Korea. With the aid of a mosquito controller, Lieutenant Hodges located the target, an enemy strongpoint, and initiated an attack. Lieutenant Hodges, making a dangerously low dive bombing run on the enemy positions, displayed exceptional accuracy by scoring direct hits. Pulling up from his run, Lieutenant Hodges then orbited the target area directing the remaining members of his flight in their attack, resulting in a damage assessment of twelve personal shelters destroyed, ten mortar positions damaged, eight automatic weapons positions damaged, and one hundred yards of trench destroyed. There was also one huge secondary explosion observed by the controller. June 15th was the day after the breakthrough in friendly lines in the "Door Knob" area and this was Lieutenant Hodges' fourth close support lead for the day. As a result of this highly successful mission, enemy positions which had previously been launching savage attacks in the recent "big push" against the United Nations Forces were wiped out, greatly weakening the enemy's potential in this area. By his outstanding leadership, skill, and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Hodges has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Army Air Forces.

Hodson, LCDR Norman D. (USN)

Hoekstra, James R. (USMC)

Hoffman, Robert W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hoglind, Hans C. (USMC)

Holden, William H. (USMC)

Holiday, Robert C. (USMC)

Holland, Dan C. (USMC)

Holland, Dan C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Holland, John D. (USMC)

Hollenbeck, Marvin J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hollinshead, Byron S. Jr. (USMC)

Holloway, Charles E. Jr. (USMC)

Holloway, John B. (USMC)

Holloway, Thomas J. (USMC)

Hood, John A. (USMC)

Hooper, Ward L. (USMC)

Hopkins, Harold H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Hopkins, Capt. James R. (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain James Richard Hopkins (AFSN: 0-37029A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a member of the 16th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Group. Captain Hopkins performed an act of extraordinary achievement as wing man flying Number Two position in "Red" Flight of a thirteen F-80 aircraft formation in an airfield strike on Sinuijuu Airfield, North Korea, on 1 November 1950. In the face of intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire of both light and heavy caliber, Captain Hopkins unhesitatingly made repeated attacks with great skill and daring on gun positions and enemy aircraft on the ground. Despite most effective concealment, Captain Hopkins sought out and attacked gun positions and enemy aircraft on the ground. With a high degree of performance in which Captain Hopkins conducted his assignment he contributed greatly to the successful completion of the mission which destroyed five and damaged three enemy aircraft plus two gun positions. Through his daring, skill, devotion to duty and desire to serve the Air Force, Captain Hopkins has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Horgan, Thomas J. Jr. (USMC)

Horn, Frank H. (USMC)

Horst, Henry W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Horton, ENS Robert L. (USN)

Hosier, LTJG Ray S. (USN)

Houchins, ENS Lee S. (USN)

Houge, Donald B. (USMC)

House, Charles Alne (USMC)

Houser, Fred C. (USMC)

Houston, AD1 Donald (USN)

Houston, William A. Jr. (USMC)

Howard, Robert E. Jr. (USMC)

Howe, Odia E. Jr. (USMC)

Howe, Odia E. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Howes, Allen H. (USMC)

Howle, William O. (USMC)

Hubbard, Jay W. (USMC)

Major Jay W. Hubbard is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twelve during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 27 October 1951. Leading a ten-plane mission against the enemy's main supply route to the city of Pyongyang, Major Hubbard skillfully maneuvered his flight into position for an attack against the railroad despite intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire. Cutting the track in several places when he scored direct hits with his bombs on the first run, he then carried out repeated and accurate attacks upon boxcars at a nearby siding, destroying two of them and thereby hampering the enemy's efforts to maintain an adequate flow of supplies. By his courage, skilled airmanship and unswerving devotion to duty, Major Hubbard upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Hubka, LTJG Verne R. (USN)

Huey, LT William M. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant [then Lieutenant, Junior Grade] William M. Huey, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron SIX (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

Hughes, Frederick E. (USMC)

Hughes, John E. (USMC)

Hughes, ENS Wayne L. (USN)

Huizenga, Richard M. (USMC)

Huizenga, Richard M. (USMC)

Hunt, James O. (USMC)

Hunt, William Patrick Jr. (posthumous)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 37- 29 April 1953

Major William P. Hunt, Jr., Infantry, United States Army, a member of the 7th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroism while participating in aerial flight over enemy-held territory near Naechon, Korea, on 21 June 1952.  Serving as air officer and pilot with the division, he voluntarily piloted an unarmed observation aircraft to provide support and information to friendly ground forces assaulting a strategic hill.  Realizing that the heavy smoke pall arising from the battle area obstructed ground observation, Major Hunt circled the area at low altitudes under intense hostile fire.  Through radio contact with friendly forces, he reported enemy troop locations and adjusted artillery and mortar fire.  During the mission, the airplane was operating within the trajectory of friendly artillery shells, many of which were equipped with radio proximity fuses set to detonate the projectile upon coming within 20 yards of an object.  Fully aware of the odds against him, he continued to direct firepower until the mission was successfully completed, but while covering the withdrawal of friendly elements, his airplane was hit by a projectile and crashed to the ground, mortally wounding him.  Major Hunt's heroic actions enabled the battalion to accomplish its mission and inflict heavy casualties on the foe.  His consummate devotion to duty reflects great credit on himself and upholds the highest traditions of the military service.

Hunt, Wylie

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Commander Wylie M. Hunt, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron SIX (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Hunter, Harry Jr. (USMC)

Hunter, Paul R. (USMC)

Hunter, 1LT Sylvester J. (HQ CO, 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO73, 23Aug50)

Hurst, Ben R. (USMC)

Hurst, Thomas C. (USMC)

Huston, James O. (USMC)

Huston, Roy W. (USMC)

Hutchens, Andrew R. (USMC)

Hutchings, William K. (USMC)

Hutchison, Gerald J. (USMC)

Hutchison, Thomas B. (USMC)

Hutton, John W. (USMC)

Hyde, ENS James E. (USN)


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Idler, Basil T. (USMC)

Ihli, Leo J. (USMC)

Ireland, James D. (USMC)

Ireland, Thomas D. (USMC)

Irish, LTJG Edelbert E. (USN)

Irvin, AL1 Robert E. (USN)

Irwin, Darrell D. (USMC)

Irwin, Robert J. (USMC)

Irwin, Roy J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Ives, Donald A. (USMC)

Ivy, William H. (USMC)


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Jabara, CAPT James (USAF) (3rd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Jabara, CAPT James (USAF) (4th Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Jabara, CAPT James (USAF) (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)

Jacks, Edgar K. (USMC)

Jacks, Edgar K. (USMC) (2nd award)

Jackson, LTJG Billy G. (USN)

Jackson, Frank M. Jr. (USMC)

Jackson, ENS John G. ( USN)

General Orders: All Hands (December 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign John G. Jackson, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Six (VP-6) during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Jacobucci, HM1 Silvey A. Jr. (USN)

Jacoby, H. Leverett (USMC) (2nd award)

James, CAPT Eugene N. (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Eugene N. James (MCSN: 0-30164), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy while serving with a carrier based Marine attack squadron in Korea. On 2 January 1953, Captain James, as a member of a division of Marine attack aircraft, engaged in a high priority, pre-dawn air strike against heavily defended enemy rail facilities near Hwangju. Approaching the target area, Captain James, despite restricted visibility caused by darkness, detected a large enemy supply train and initiated a daring assault. Diving to low altitude through an intense barrage of anti-aircraft fire, he inflicted serious damage on the locomotive and rail junction with direct bomb hits. Circling the area for damage assessment, Captain James located another train situated on the main rail line and immediately conducted a minimum altitude bombing and strafing attack that caused extensive damage to the locomotive and several cars. Captain James' exceptional bombing accuracy and exemplary initiative were largely responsible for the success of a mission that destroyed four enemy locomotives and thirty-five rail cars. His courageous conduct, outstanding perseverance and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

James, Eugene N. (USMC) (2nd award)

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Eugene N. James (MCSN: 0-30164), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in carrier based Marine Attack Squadron Three Hundred Twelve (VMA-312), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 24 February 1953. Participating in the rescue of a downed Marine aviator who was surrounded and being fired upon by enemy troops deep in hostile territory, Captain James conducted a series of daring low-level strafing assaults, intentionally drawing the heavy enemy fire away from the downed pilot. Undeterred when his plane was hit and severely damaged by intense and accurate hostile antiaircraft fire, he continued to maneuver the stricken aircraft at minimum altitude and, on several occasions, succeeded in completely suppressing all ground fire directed at the downed aviator. In addition, he skillfully provided covering fire that kept the enemy troops from advancing and allowed the helicopter to effect a successful rescue less than two hours after the pilot had crash-landed. By his outstanding airmanship, courage and steadfast devotion to duty, Captain James was greatly responsible for the success of a mission that resulted in the saving of a fellow Marine's life and in the infliction of heavy casualties upon the enemy, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Jameson, Neal E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Jannell, Manning T. (USMC)

Jannell, Manning T. (USMC) (2nd award)

Janssen, Paul G. (USMC)

Janssen, Robert D. (USMC)

Jarrett, Clyde R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Jeffery, LT Harold W. Jr. (USN)

Jenkins, George E. (USMC)

Jenning, LT Carl R. (USN)

Jensen, Bruce Allan (USAF) (1st award)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
Special Orders G-453 - 1952

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Bruce Allan Jensen (AFSN: FR-20442/AO-1863453), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy on 28 June 1952. Lieutenant Jensen displayed exceptional leadership and flying ability when he led and directed an attack against a concentration of enemy vehicles near Singosan, Korea. Despite fire from heavy gun positions, immediately before reaching the target, Lieutenant Jensen led his flight through broken cloud formations to the target area. As a result of his leadership, his flight was successful in the mission as part of the 49th Fighter Bomber Group of twenty-four aircraft which was credited with destroying one hundred fifty enemy vehicles, fifty fuel drums, and killing an estimate one hundred fifty enemy troops. There was also a probable destruction of eight automatic weapons positions. Through his outstanding leadership and use of superior combat tactics, Lieutenant Jensen has brought great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the United States Air Force.

Jensen, Harvey L. (USMC)

Jensen, Harvey L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Jensen, Perry D. (USMC)

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Perry D. Jensen, United States Marine Corps Reserve, for service as set forth in the following citation: 

"For heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as pilot of a plane in Marine Attack Squadron One Hundred Twenty-One during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 20 February 1953.  Lading a flight of attack planes on a mission against camouflaged enemy caves and mortar positions that were inflicting heavy casualties upon units of the First Marine Division, First Lieutenant Jensen instructed his flight to orbit at a safe altitude while he definitely located the target.  Conducting two low-level reconnaissance sweeps through the precipitous terrain, he detected the hostile weapons and supply caves and clearly marked the target for the remainder of his flight.  After rejoining the group, he led a concentrated attack, scoring a direct bomb hit on the enemy mortars.  Skillfully maneuvering his plane at extremely low altitude, he released his remaining napalm bomb directly into an ammunition supply cave, causing a large secondary explosion.  By his superb airmanship, courage and inspiring leadership, First Lieutenant Jensen was largely responsible for the success of a mission that substantially reduced pressure on advancing friendly ground forces, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Jerominski, Paul E. (USMC)

Jess, AOC Louis H. (USN)

Jewell, James C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Jewson, Winston E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Jobe, Harrel K. (USMC) (2nd award)

John, Edward S. (USMC)

Johns, George R.A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Johnson, LTC Ace (USN) (2nd award)

Johnson, CDR Cecil Vernon (USN)

Johnson, LT Charles E. (USN)

Johnson, LT Clarence (USN)

Johnson, Daniel H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Johnson, ENS Daren W. (USN)

General  Orders: All Hands - January 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Daren W. Johnson, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Johnson, LT Doyle D. Jr. (USN)

Johnson, LT Eugene F. (USN)

Johnson, LT George Walter (SN)

Johnson, Harry C. (USMC)

Johnson, Herbert W. (USMC)

Johnson, Irving R. (USMC)

Johnson, James D. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Johnson, James Kenneth (USAF) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Colonel James Kenneth Johnson (ASN: 0-4013A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of an F-86 aircraft of the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, in aerial combat against the enemy in Korea on 19 February 1953. While leading a flight of four F-86 aircraft near Imsan-don, Korea, Colonel Johnson sighted several enemy MiG-15 aircraft, which immediately turned away. Colonel Johnson promptly initiated pursuit, intercepting the enemy formation in their turn, and attacked the trailing aircraft. This prompted a series of fanatical evasive maneuvers by the MiG. Colonel Johnson tenaciously adhered to his swift adversary during the ensuing air battle, brilliantly outmaneuvering the enemy until, with one long accurate burst of fire, hits were scored in the engine, canopy and wing section, causing the MiG to slow down and falter momentarily. Not relenting his withering barrage, Colonel Johnson pressed his attack until a series of violent internal explosions erupted within the enemy aircraft, blowing large chunks off the right side of the fuselage. The MiG then crossed the Yalu River in a vertical dive, burning profusely and leaving behind a long trail of dense black smoke. By his action in destroying one enemy aircraft, coupled with his intense devotion to duty, Colonel Johnson has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Johnson, James Kenneth (USAF) (2nd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Colonel James Kenneth Johnson (ASN: 0-4013A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 30 June 1953 in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in Korea as pilot of an F-86 aircraft of the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force. Colonel Johnson was leading a flight of four F-86 aircraft, deep within enemy territory, when a flight of four enemy MiG aircraft were sighted. Singling out one of the MiG's as his target, he immediately initiated a vicious attack, opening fire at a range of 1,200 feet, scoring many hits on the wing and fuselage. Pressing his attack further, Colonel Johnson closed to 600 feet and continued his devastating barrage until, at a range of only 95 feet, the MiG began to smoke, burn, and disintegrate, and the Communist pilot ejected. As Colonel Johnson expertly maneuvered away from the fire of two other approaching enemy aircraft, he noted that his engine was faltering, which later proved to be caused by debris from the destroyed enemy aircraft. In spite of this handicap, Colonel Johnson skillfully out-maneuvered the attacking MiG's, which flew to the north. Utilizing his vast experience and knowledge of aeronautics, he then successfully navigated his disabled aircraft to his home base and landed safely. The extreme courage, devotion to duty, and flying ability displayed by Colonel Johnson on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Johnson, James K. (USMC) (2nd award)

Johnson, CAPT John Nettleton 111 (USAF)

Johnson, Morris L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Johnson, AL2 Raymond O. (USN)

Johnson, ENS Richard L. (USN)

Johnson, Richard W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Johnson, Robert E. (USMC)

Johnson, ADC Robert S. (USN)

 General Orders: All Hands - January 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Robert S. Johnson, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Johnson, ENS Robert W. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands - January 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade [then Ensign] Robert W. Johnson, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Johnson, LT Roy (USN)

Johnson, 1LT Samuel Robert  (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Samuel Robert Johnson (AFSN: AO-2215616/FR-25936), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement on 23 May 1953 while participating in an aerial flight over North Korea as Pilot of an F-86 type aircraft, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force. Lieutenant Johnson was flying a wing position when his element leader attacked twelve MiG-15 aircraft. Lieutenant Johnson's element was subjected to an enemy attack and forced to break. Upon rolling out of the break, Lieutenant Johnson was in a position to fire upon one of the MiGs. The element leader called that he was clear and authorized him to fire. Scoring deadly hits with each burst, Lieutenant Johnson so seriously crippled the MiG that the pilot was forced to bail out. The ejection of the pilot was confirmed by gun camera film and Lieutenant Johnson was officially credited with destroying one MiG-15. Because of his quick thinking, superior airmanship and aggressiveness, Lieutenant Johnson has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Johnson, Tracy N. (USMC)

Johnson, Wayne (USMC) (2nd award)

Johnson, William G. (USMC)

Johnson, William G. (USMC) (2nd award)

Johnson, William H. (USMC)

Johnston, 1LT Earl (USAF) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Earl Johnston (AFSN: FR-20240/0-2058492), United States Air Force, for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of an F-80 type aircraft for the 8th Fighter-Bomber Wing, FIFTH Air Force. As Flight Leader of four F-80 type aircraft on a close support mission just north of Big Norri, Lieutenant Johnston led his flight through flak and intense ground fire to set up a devastating bomb run. Although Lieutenant Johnston's flight expended only six one thousand pound bombs, the accuracy was so exacting that five bunkers were destroyed, one automatic weapons emplacement was destroyed, one tank was severely damaged and a resulting secondary explosion rocked the area. The airborne controller who assessed the target damage stated that he had flown between eighty and ninety missions as a controller and that the pin-point accuracy displayed by Lieutenant Johnston and his flight was the best he had ever witnessed. The skill, superior leadership and coolness under fire displayed by Lieutenant Johnston reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Johnston, Hoyt (USMC)

Johnston, U. Vesta (USMC)

Jolley, CAPT Clifford Dale (USAF) (1st award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Clifford Dale Jolley (AFSN: AO-732008), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as Pilot of an F-86 Jet Fighter of the 335th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, in Korea on 4 May 1952. Flying wingman in an element of F-86's, two MiG's were sighted and attacked. Affording superior support to his leader, hits were scored but destruction thwarted after the enemy reached the sanctuary of the Yalu. After breaking from this encounter, Captain Jolley became separated from his leader. Sweeping the area in an effort to re-group, he sighted two MiG's below him. Unhesitatingly diving, he close on the trailing MiG. Receiving numerous hits the enemy dropped his airbrakes in an attempt to stall Captain Jolley's deadly attack. Looping to avoid collision, he re-positioned and closed once again. Hits were scored on the fuselage and, as the pilot ejected, the MiG started to spin. The superlative airmanship and aggressive devotion to duty demonstrated on this occasion reflects the highest credit upon himself and the military service. great credit upon himself, his comrades-in-arms of the United Nations and the United States Air Force.

Jolley, CAPT Clifford Dale (USAF) (2nd award)

Citation not yet found.

Jolley, CAPT Clifford Dale (USAF) (3rd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Clifford Dale Jolley (AFSN: AO-732008), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as Pilot of an F-86 Jet Fighter of the 335th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, in Korea on 7 August 1952. As element leader in a flight of F-86's on a fighter sweep west of Pyongyang, Captain Jolley observed twelve MiG's in two flights, eight in one flight and four in the other. His flight leader chose to attack the smaller group and ordered Captain Jolley and his wingman to fly top cover. During the ensuing battle two MiG's attacked his flight leader and as Captain Jolley spiraled down to assist he opened fire on the leading MiG observing strikes covering the enemy aircraft. The pilot immediately ejected at 30,000 feet as the aircraft went into a tight spin. Captain Jolley re-joined his wingman and as they turned left a lone MiG was sighted at 25,000 feet. He immediately executed an attack on the enemy aircraft closing to 1,000 feet and firing several short bursts. The MiG was critically damaged and the pilot ejected himself. On this mission Captain Jolley destroyed two MiG's and saved his leader from damage and possible destruction. By the brilliant marksmanship, superlative airmanship and utter disregard for personal safety displayed by Captain Jolley on this occasion he has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Jolley, CAPT Clifford Dale (USAF) (4th award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Clifford Dale Jolley (AFSN: AO-732008), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as Pilot of an F-86 Jet Fighter of the 335th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, in Korea on 11 October 1952. Leading a flight of four F-86's in the Sinuiju area at 34,000 feet he observed a flight of four MiG's pass under his flight. Initiating immediate attack, Captain Jolley opened fire on the number four MiG at 1,200 feet range. He scored destructive hits on the enemy aircraft and the pilot ejected himself. Captain Jolley then flew cover for his wingman who was firing at the number three MiG and continued covering his wingman's tail until the second MiG was destroyed. By his superior leadership and expert marksmanship, Captain Jolley destroyed one MiG on this occasion and covered his wingman in the destruction of a second one, reflecting great credit on himself and the United States Air Force.

Jones, LT COM Bruce C. (US Coast Guard)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Commander Bruce C. Jones, United States Coast Guard, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 12 December 1993 while serving as Aircraft Commander of Coast Guard HH-60J 6008, engaged in the rescue of three crewmembers from the sailing vessel Malachite east of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Lieutenant Jones' precise flight planning allowed the successful completion of both an extremely difficult rescue and a long-range, 632 nautical mile, over-water flight during a winter gale, to Bermuda, itself a considerable feat. Lieutenant Jones found Malachite battered by raging seas over 30 feet, her sail in ribbons, and six of her mast stays snapped and flying in the gusty winds. Malachite's crew went over the side as the rescue swimmer deployed. Lieutenant Jones was forced to hover with no other visual reference than the huge foam-covered seas sweeping past the searchlight's beam. Frequent lightning bolts punctuated the pitch-black sky. Gusty winds and the sea's constant tossing of the basket and survivors made positioning of the helicopter a physical battle. Displaying remarkable leadership and composure, Lieutenant Jones provided encouragement to his beleaguered hoist operator while monitoring the dwindling fuel supply. The survivors and the rescue swimmer were recovered in only 29 minutes and the helicopter landed in Bermuda with 50 minutes of fuel remaining. Lieutenant Jones' actions, aeronautical skill, and valor were instrumental in the rescue of three victims. His courage, judgment, and devotion to duty are most heartily commended and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard.

Jones, LTJG Charles C. (USN)

Jones, CAPT David Charles (USAF)

Jones, 1LT Donald M. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Donald M. Jones for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over enemy held North Korea as navigator-bombardier of a B-26 type aircraft, 17th Bombardment Wing (Light), Fifth Air Force. On 12 October 1952, engaged as lead ship in a pathfinder night interdiction mission, Lieutenant Jones displayed outstanding bombing and navigational skill. In spite of obscured visibility, he quickly located the pre-briefed target near Yongchong, Korea. A series of bombing attacks was immediately initiated which resulted in fourteen fires and secondary explosions. Orbiting the target, Lieutenant Jones aided in directing the attacks of the following aircraft in such a manner that a large portion of the assigned target was destroyed. He remained in the target area exposed to fire from enemy automatic weapons and the ever-present threat of attack by enemy aircraft until all the aircraft of the bomber stream had completed their attacks. As a result of this highly successful mission vital enemy supplies and storage facilities were destroyed. By his high personal courage, outstanding ability and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Jones brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Jones, Earl E. Jr. (USMC)

Jones, ALC Edward O. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (February 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Aviation Electronicsman Edward O. Jones, United States Navy, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States.

Jones, Elwin M. (USMC)

Jones, LT COL George Lamar (USAF) (1st award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel George Lamar Jones (AFSN: FR-4325A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 1 October 1951 while leading a group formation of 31 F-86's on a combat aerial patrol in the Sinuiju-Yalu River area of North Korea. Shortly after arriving in the target area Colonel Jones' formation sighted a formation of 24 enemy MiG-15s high at nine o'clock and another formation of 16 MiG-15s at his two o'clock position high. As he prepared his formation to engage these enemy jet fighters Colonel Jones sighted a third enemy formation of approximately 12 MiG-15s below him maneuvering to attack friendly fighter-bombers engaged in interdiction bombing. Displaying exceptional judgment and leadership Colonel Jones dispatched one of his squadrons to engage the enemy formation at his nine o'clock position, then deploying his forces in an outstanding example of tactical utilization, led the remainder of the group in a attack on the enemy formation below him, although he realized that by doing so he would be subjected to an assault by the remaining flight of 16 MiG-15s. With brilliant airmanship Colonel Jones pressed so vicious an attack on the enemy formation beneath his that hey were dispersed and forced to defend themselves. Almost immediately the second enemy formation dived to attack him. With coolness and skill Colonel Jones contained this attack and quickly gained the advantage, although outnumbered two-to-one. In the ensuing aerial battle, which raged for 25 minutes, Colonel Jones' group destroyed one enemy aircraft and severely damaged three others. Colonel Jones himself, maneuvered into an advantageous position on one of the enemy and with relentless skill and tenacity destroyed him. As a result of Colonel Jones' gallantry and leadership in the face of almost overwhelming odds the friendly fighter-bombers below were able to continue their assigned mission without interruption. Colonel Jones' action on this occasion has reflected the highest credit upon himself, his comrades in arms of the United Nations and the United States Air Force.

Jones, LT COL George Lamar (USAF) (2nd award)

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Jones, LT COL George Lamar (USAF) (3rd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat "V" to Lieutenant Colonel George Lamar Jones (AFSN: FR-4325A), United States Air Force, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, in action against enemies of the United Nations in Korea on 29 March 1953. While flying at 40,000 feet near the Yalu River, Colonel Jones, with his wingman, sighted two MiG's and made a right turn to intercept them. While making his move, the lone MiG moved under Colonel Jones into an attacking position. Skillfully maneuvering his aircraft, he dropped down and climbed under his would-be attacker. Utilizing his extensive knowledge of tactical gunnery, Colonel Jones closed to 800 feet and fired a burst that covered his target with hits, and resulted in the emanation of profuse amounts of smoke and flame. As the MiG began to disintegrate, the enemy pilot ejected himself, as his flaming aircraft crashed to the ground. By his actions, Colonel Jones became history's thirtieth Jet ACE. The tactical skill, and peerless gunnery Colonel Jones has employed in attaining this distinction has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Jones, James F.A. (USMC)

Jones, Jesse M.

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 247 - 25 October 1950

Warrant Officer Junior Grade Jesse M. Jones, W906820, 159th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army.  During the period 29 July to 17 September 1950 in Korea, Warrant Officer Jones performed fifty combat missions in support of the 25th Infantry Division.  Despite antiaircraft and small arms fire and hazards of weather and mountainous terrain they flew close-in missions to spot targets for United Nations aircraft and obtain valuable reconnaissance information.  His untiring and courageous work was of inestimable value to the success of Division operations.  Entered the military service from Tennessee.

Jones, Mark (USMC)

Jordan, AO3 Edward (USN)

Joynt, AO1 William E. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Ordnanceman First Class William E. Joynt, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Six (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

Julian, John H. (USMC)

Jutras, ENS Francis S. (USN)

Jury, Salvador A. (USMC)


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Kane, William J. Jr. (USMC)

Kanevsky, LT JG Joseph N. (USN)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Joseph N. Kanevsky for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Section Leader in Fighter Squadron Twenty-three, based on board the U.S.S. Essex, during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 17 October 1952. When his Division Leader was shot down by enemy ground fire during a reconnaissance mission near the Anbyon Reservoir, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Kanevsky immediately initiated emergency procedures and set up a low-altitude protective orbit over the downed Pilot. Bravely remaining at his position over the airman in the face of intense hostile fire, he carried out a series of determined attacks on enemy gun positions in the area to prevent hostile troops from capturing the downed Pilot. Although seriously wounded by enemy fire, which repeatedly hit his aircraft, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Kanevsky refused to leave the scene until assured that help was on the way and ultimately affected a successful landing at a friendly airfield. By his marked courage, skilled airmanship and selfless efforts in behalf of another, he upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Kapowich, John (USMC)

Kapsch, Joseph R. (USMC)

Kaseman, George W. (USMC)

Kasler, James Helms (USAF) (1st award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant James Helms Kasler (AFSN: O-2221728/24551A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 1 April 1952. Lieutenant Kasler was flying as Yellow four (4) in a flight of four (4) F-86's which were escorting an unarmed RF-80 into North Korea. A flight of MiG-15's attacked this escort and two of the MiG's went directly for the RF-80. Lieutenant Kasler's leader was successful in destroying one of these MiG's but he had expended all of his ammunition. Lieutenant Kasler then took the lead and destroyed the remaining MiG-15. Lieutenant Kasler's excellent pilot technique and his aggressiveness resulted in the destruction of one MiG-15 and saved the FR-80 from damage. His outstanding courage and devotion to duty have brought the highest credit upon himself, his comrades in arms of the United Nations and the United States Air Force.

Kasler, James Helms (USAF) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant James Helms Kasler (AFSN: O-2221728/24551A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. On 21 April 1952, Lieutenant Kasler was leading an element of two F-86's on combat air patrol over North Korea with the mission of protecting friendly fighter bombers operating to the south. Observing four MiG-15's heading toward the target area of the fighter bombers, he immediately launched an attack. Singling out the enemy leader, he closed on him and scored heavily. The enemy aircraft sustained fatal damage and crashed. The three remaining MiG-15's then regrouped for a counter attack. Exercising commendable skill and airmanship, Lieutenant Kasler accepted this challenge and made a head-on firing pass at them. This daring maneuver successfully routed the enemy, causing them to break formation and leave the area. His heroism and aggressiveness on this occasion were instrumental in insuring that the fighter bombers were left free to operate without being subjected to air attack, and has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Kasler, James Helms (USAF) (3rd award)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 510 - 7 Julyl 1952

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant James Helms Kasler (AFSN: O-2221728/24551A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 4 May 1952 while participating in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in Korea. While flying patrol over the Chosan area, North Korea, eight MiG-15's were sighted at 2,000 feet. Covering as his flight leader pressed an attack, Lieutenant Kasler picked up two additional MiG's countering on his leader. After calling for a break and realizing that his leader intended to continue firing rather than turn from his critical position, he initiated an attack on the two MiG's. Closing, Lieutenant Kasler fired on the leader scoring hits which resulted in an explosion. After the destruction of this MiG, he succeeded in fighting off four more attempts made by the enemy to close on his leader. The brilliant airmanship and heroic tenacity by which Lieutenant Kasler destroyed one MiG and repulsed attempts by the enemy to break up his flight reflects great credit upon himself, his comrades in arms of the United Nations and the United States Air Force.

Keady, AD1 John R. (USN)

Keane, Timothy J. Jr. (USMC)

Keane, Timothy J. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Kearns, William E. (USN)

Keck, Frank L. Jr. (USMC)

Keeling, Harvey A. Jr. (USMC)

Kehoe, Powhatan M. (USMC)

Keim, Robert M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Kelcher, Phillip J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Keller, Arthur E. (USMC)

Keller, Harold F. (USMC)

Keller, Keith A. (USMC)

Keller, Robert P. (USMC) (2nd award)

Keller, Robert P. (USMC) (3rd award)

Kelley, John P. (USMC) (2nd award)

Kelly, Hilliard F. (USMC)

Kelly, Jack G. (USMC)

Kelly, Thomas R. (USMC)

Kelly, Walter C. (USMC)

Kelly, William D. (USMC)

Kelso, Lynn N. (USMC) (2nd award)

Kemper, Franklin L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Kennedy, David H. (USMC)

Kennedy, Leo H. (USMC)

Kennedy, Raymond F. (USMC)

Kern, Richard J. (USMC)

Kerry, Harold E. Jr. (USMC)

Key, ENS Harry N. Jr. (USN)

Keyes, Edward B. Jr. (USMC)

Keyes, Edward B. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Keys, George T. (USMC)

Kicklighter, Edward C. (USMC)

Kiester, Kenneth R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Kiester, Kenneth R. (USMC) (3rd award)

Kime, Merle A. (USMC) (2nd award)

King, 1LT Baird A. (HQ Co., 25ID, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO73, 23Aug50)

King, George J. (USMC)

King, AL3 Lee D. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Electronicsman Third Class Leo D. King, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

King, Robert (USMC)

King, Robert (USMC) (2nd award)

Kingery, ENS Samuel G. (USN)

Kinney, John F. (USMC)

Kirby, Edward K. (USMC)

Kirk, James W. (USMC)

Kirkpatrick, MAJ Floyd Claude (USMC) (2nd award)

General Orders: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
SPOT: Serial 4204

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Floyd Claude Kirkpatrick (MCSN: 0-10979), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Two Hundred Twelve (VMF-212), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 30 August 1951. Flying over mountainous terrain in extremely adverse weather, Major Kirkpatrick skillfully led his division to the target area by use of instruments during a close air support mission. Learning that friendly forces were pinned down by a strong concentration of ground fire from a body of 600 of the enemy strategically located in trenches and bunkers on a ridge at the head of a valley, he immediately directed his flight to orbit and personally reconnoitered the area at extremely low altitude in the face of heavy hostile anti-aircraft fire to pinpoint the positions occupied by the enemy accurately. Rejoining his flight, he initiated two daring napalm attacks against the hostile troops entrenched on the ridge, scored four direct hits on the bunkers with his rockets which caused secondary explosions and large fires and, despite increasing enemy fire, continued to press determined strafing runs on the objective until his ammunition was expended. By his marked courage, brilliant airmanship and unswerving devotion to duty, Major Kirkpatrick contributed materially to the success of his slight in completely obliterating the hostile stronghold and in inflicting 480 casualties on the enemy forces, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Kiser, 1LT James R. (USAF)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
Special Order  G-334 (1951)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant James R. Kiser (AFSN: 0-1909329), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in support of United Nations Forces in Korea on 24 March 1951. Departing an airbase in Southern Japan in adverse weather conditions, Lieutenant Kiser led a flight of three F-80 type aircraft on a pre-briefed armed reconnaissance mission to the Sinmask sector of Korea. Arriving in the target area at dusk, the flight reconnoitered the area looking for targets of opportunity. Lieutenant Kiser skillfully located numerous camouflaged supply-laden carts and with excellent planning, the flight attacked the targets in a devastating napalm bombing attack, destroying thirty of the enemy supply carts, with Lieutenant Kiser personally accounting for fifteen of the targets destroyed. During the ensuing attack the flight came under an extremely heavy flak barrage of forty and twenty millimeter guns. At this time Lieutenant Kiser's aircraft was hit and damaged by the enemy ground fire. Even though his aircraft had been damaged, he continued to seek out targets, and with darkness coming on, he located two enemy trucks, attacking and destroying one of the vehicles and inflicting heavy damage on the other. During the entire attack Lieutenant Kiser repeatedly exposed himself to the heavy enemy flak and after attacking all targets he had located, he then proceeded to attack the enemy gun positions. Darkness had set in by this time and he was only able to locate the targets by their flashes. The duel lasted until lack of fuel and ammunition forced Lieutenant Kiser to break off the attack, but not before he had inflicted damage on the gun positions and killed approximately ten enemy soldiers. Lieutenant Kiser led his flight back through the below marginal weather and made a night instrument let down at his home base with all aircraft landing safely. He demonstrated outstanding skill and leadership in accomplishing this highly successful mission flown under these adverse conditions. The results of this strike will highly effect the potential of the enemy. By his high personal courage, outstanding skill and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Kiser has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Klapka, ENS Edward J. (USN)

Kleager, Frank C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Kludt, Carl V. (USMC)

Knight, ENS Darrell D. (USN)

Knight, William W. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Knowles, Harold R. (USMC)

Knox, AL1 Jack D. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands - January 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Electronicsman First Class Jack D. Knox, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Knudson, Curtis E. (USMC)

Koechner, AL2 Virgil J. (USN)

Koehler, Elmer F. (USMC)

Koenig, Virgil V. (USMC)

Kolankiewicz, Thaddeus (USMC)

Konzen, LTJG Joseph J. (USN)

Kotchick, Joseph R. (USMC)

Kovsky, Hyman S. (USMC) (2nd award)

Kramer, LT JG Kenneth C. (USN)

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Kenneth C. Kramer for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Jet Fighter Plane attached to Fighter Squadron Fifty One, based on board the U.S.S. Valley Forge, during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 3 May 1953. Although encountering intense hostile machine-gun and small-arms fire while he was leading his section of jet fighters on a strike against an enemy troop billeting and vehicle staging area, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Kramer scored a direct hit on a concentrated group of buildings which exploded and sprayed flaming fuel over an area where two thousand hostile troops were believed to be billeted. Continuing the attack, he led his section in eight effective bombing and low-level strafing runs on the gasoline storage area and personally caused two more secondary explosions while his flight obtained three in the same vicinity leveling a large area and leaving raging fires. During these attacks, more than seventy-five buildings were destroyed and eighteen damaged. By his superb airmanship, courage and inspiring leadership, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Kramer contributed immeasurably to the success of the assigned mission and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Kramer, Vernon S. (USMC)

Kraus, James J. Jr. (USMC)

Krause, LTJG Robert N. (USN)

Kring, James E. (USMC)

Krippner, Robert M. (USMC)

Krippner, Robert M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Kruger, LTJG Ira K. (USN)

Kruk, CAPT John S. (HQ, Division Artillery, 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO95, 29Aug50)

Kuczynski, Sigmund J. (USMC)

Kuehl, Russell W. (USMC)

Kuhlman, ENS Hugh C. (USN)

Kuhlmann, Fred D. (USMC)

Kuhlmann, Fred D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Kull, William M. (USMC)

Kuprash, George (USMC)

Kurtz, Francis D. (USMC)

Kutrukis, Jack T. (USMC)

Kyle, Henry H. (USMC) (2nd award)


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Lachow, Martin (USMC)

LaFayette, Cecil B. (USMC)

Laing, Robert B. (USMC)

Lake, LCDR Jarrett T. Jr. (USN)

LaMar, Robert L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Lamontia, John A. (USA)

By direction of the President, the Distinguished Flying Cross (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea is awarded to First Lieutenant John A. Lamontia, 02020565, Infantry, U.S. Army. A member of Headquarters, 6th Medium Tank Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, Lieutenant LaMontia distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism during an aerial flight over Kumchon, Korea, on 25 September 1950. While engaged in an aerial flight observing enemy positions and directing the movement of ground troops, his plane was damaged by enemy anti-aircraft fire and disable to the extent that all controls, other than rudders, failed to function. Ordering his observer to bail out, Lieutenant LaMontia was forced to keep his plane in the air when he noticed that his companion had become entangled in the many radio wires. Only after the observer had managed to free himself and clear the plane did Lieutenant LaMontia leave the controls and abandon his aircraft. His courage and coolness when his own life was endangered and unhesitant consideration for the safety of his endangered comrade reflect the greatest credit upon himself and the United States Infantry. Entered military service from Omaha, Nebraska. (24th Div GO 258, 12 Dec 1950). (Lieutenant LaMontia received at least two other DFCs in the Korean War, but not with citations.)

Lane, Gail (USMC)

Laney, ENS Edward (USN)

Langenfeld, Herbert C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Langley, William G. (USMC)

Langowski, AD1 Joseph C. (USN)

LaRoche, Arthur L. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Larsen, Robert J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Larson, Arvid D. (USMC)

Larson, Harold V. (USMC)

Larson, Lavern W. (USMC)

Laseter, James W. (USMC)

Laugen, Lawrence N. (USMC)

LaVoy, John H. (USMC)

LaVoy, John H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Law, Milton E. (USMC)

Lawlor, John L. (USMC)

Lawrence, Charles A.L. (USMC)

Lawson, Robert E. (USMC)

Layne, Louis H. (USMC)

Leavitt,  1LT Lloyd Richardson Jr. (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Lloyd Richardson Leavitt, Jr., United States Air Force, for extraordinary skill, leadership and courage while participating in aerial flight on 23 July 1952 near Oman-ni, Korea, Lieutenant Leavitt was the leader of a Squadron of F-84 type aircraft assigned the dangerous mission of destroying enemy anti-aircraft positions. After locating the target, Lieutenant Leavitt circled the target several times at dangerously low altitude to draw enemy fire and enable his squadron to pin-point the enemy gun positions. Despite intense and accurate enemy flak, Lieutenant Leavitt then led a coordinated bombing attack on these positions producing a large secondary explosion after his own bombing run. He then continued the attack with low level strafing passes until his ammunition was expended. Lieutenant Leavitt during this mission exemplified the courageous leadership and skill required for successful tactical operations and has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

LeFaivre, CAPT Edward N. (USMC) (2nd award)

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 18 61-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Edward N. LeFaivre (MCSN: 0-30579), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a fighter Plane in Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron Five Hundred Thirteen (VMF(AW)-513), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 7 October 1951. Discovering an enemy motor convoy on a winding mountain road while he was participating in a night intruder mission in the Singosan area, Captain LeFaivre carried out a series of daring napalm, bombing and strafing attacks on the objective, completely destroying nine vehicles and damaging four others. His skilled airmanship, marked courage and unswerving devotion to duty in the face of grave hazards were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

LeFaivre, CAPT Edward N. (USMC) (3rd award)

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 -1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Edward N. LeFaivre (MCSN: 0-30579), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a fighter Plane in Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron Five Hundred Thirteen (VMF(AW)-513), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on the night of 10 October 1951. Keenly aware of numerous enemy anti-aircraft positions in the vicinity of a hostile motor convoy which he had singled out as a target, Captain LeFaivre carried out repeated, destructive napalm, bombing and strafing runs, scoring direct hits with napalm, bombs and cannon. Although his aircraft was damaged by the intense and continuous gunfire, he persisted in his attacks until all ordnance was expended, leaving behind a total of twelve vehicles destroyed or severely damaged. By his skilled airmanship, marked courage and unswerving devotion to duty, Captain LeFaivre upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Lehnert, Robert C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Leister, Frank L. (USMC)

Lennen, Harry T. Jr. (USMC)

Lepire, John L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Lesak, Robert J. (USMC)

Lessard, 1LT Robert J. (HQ CO, 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO73, 23Aug50)

Leu, Reinhardt (USMC) (2nd award)

Lewandowski, Thaddeus F. (USMC)

Lewis, Elmer M. Jr. (USMC)

Lewis, George W. (USMC)

Lewis, Jesse M. (USMC)

Lewis, Thomas M. (USMC)

Lieland, Edward L. Jr. (USMC)

Lilley, Leonard William (USAF) (1st award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Leonard William Lilley (AFSN: 0-17012A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in action against enemies of the United Nations while serving as Pilot of an F-86 Sabrejet Fighter, 334th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force, in Korea on 4 September 1952. While leading four F-86's on a reciprocal patrol in the Sakchu area at 22,000 feet his flight became separated while letting down through an overcast. Continuing with his wingman eight MiG's were observed at 15,000 feet heading south. Pressing an attack on the leader, he was about to close when a second MiG broke into his line of fire. Disregarding his attack he fired scoring hits on the fuselage and around the wing roots. The pilot ejected just before the MiG started a violent spin, crashing to the ground near Nawsi. The superlative airmanship and devotion to duty displayed on this occasion by Captain Lilley reflect the highest credit upon himself, his comrades-in-arms of the United Nations, and the United States Air Force.

Lilley, Leonard William (USAF) (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Leonard William Lilley (AFSN: 0-17012A), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in action against enemies of the United Nations while serving as Pilot of an F-86 Sabrejet Fighter, 334th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force, in Korea on 30 August 1952. While leading a flight of four F-86's to patrol the Sui Ho Reservoir area he sighted another flight of F-86's being attacked by two MiGs 3,000 feet below his flight. Captain Lilley pressed an immediate attack dispersing the MiGs from any further attack on the F-86's. He continued to press his vicious attack and followed a MiG through several evasive maneuvers before he could bring his guns into firing position. Captain Lilley fired a long burst into the MiG causing it to explode and burn with the pilot ejecting. The enemy aircraft behind him began firing several short bursts but through Captain Lilley's superior airmanship he managed to evade the MiG's guns. Being critically low on fuel, Captain Lilley and wingman returned to base. His superlative airmanship and heroism on this occasion led to the destruction of one MiG and saved another flight of F-86's from possible damage or destruction, reflecting the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Lillich, Gerald L. (USMC)

Lincoln, John W. (USMC)

Lind, Frederick V. (USMC)

Lindley, Dean W. (USMC)

Linman, L.G. (USMC)

Linn, James J. (USMC)

Linnemeier, George H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Lipscomb, William R. (USMC)

Lischeid, Walter E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Lischeid, Walter E. (USMC) (3rd award)

Lissy, LTJG Floyd K. (USN)

Locke, Melvin E. (USMC)

Logan, Harold P. (USMC) (2nd award)

Long, Edwin B. (USMC)

Long, Edwin B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Longfellow, William J. (USMC)

Longfellow, William J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Longstaff, Robert A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Loranger, LTJG Donald (USN)

Lorch, Robert E. (USMC)

Lorette, LTCOL Richard John (Ret.) (USAF) - (SO-13, Hq 5th AF, 22FEB53) (1st award)

Lough, John A. (USMC)

Love,  CAPT Robert John (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Robert John Love (AFSN: AO-732034), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over North Korea on 1 April 1952. Captain Love was leading a flight of F-86's on combat air patrol as top cover for fighter bombers when a flight of seven MiG-15 aircraft were sighted. Captain Love immediately positioned his flight for an attack. As he was climbing to firing range one of the MiG's broke from the flight and started down toward the fighter bombers. Captain Love intercepted this MiG and fired several bursts which destroyed this enemy aircraft before it could do any damage to the fighter bombers. Captain Love's aggressive leadership and outstanding devotion to duty have brought credit to himself, his comrades in arms of the United Nations, and the United States Air Force.

Lovette, Lenhrew E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Low, 2LT James Frederick (USAF) (1st award)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 412 - 1952

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant James Frederick Low (AFSN: FR-23194/NSN: 5598369), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in Korea on 8 May 1952. Flying wingman in a four plane flight when it was attacked by six MiGs, his brilliant display of airmanship was instrumental in repulsing this enemy threat. During the twenty minute battle that ensued in addition to damaging one MiG, he positioned behind a second at 5 o'clock and firing, he scored hits on the MiG's fuselage and wings. Large billows of smoke were seen coming from the tail section and there was an explosion in the engine section. Rolling around the enemy twice to cut his speed, he closed again firing one more burst. Just before the MiG disintegrated the pilot ejected. The outstanding courage and devotion to duty displayed by Second Lieutenant Low on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself, his comrades-in-arms of the United Nations and the United States Air Force.

Low, 1LT James Frederick (USAF) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant [then Second Lieutenant] James Frederick Low (AFSN: FR-23194/NSN: 5598369), United States Air Force, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in Korea on 4 July 1952. While flying as element leader of a combat air patrol at 30,000 feet in the area of Tongmok-tang, North Korea, Lieutenant Low sighted a flight of four MiG's heading north. He skillfully positioned himself behind the last enemy aircraft and fired several lethal bursts observing many heavy hits in the tail section, fuselage and wing roots causing the aircraft to smoke heavily. The MiG crashed into the ground in the area of Okkang-dong, North Korea and it was believed the pilot did not bail out. The destruction of this MiG brings Lieutenant Low's total to six destroyed in only forty-six combat sorties. The brilliant precision of thought in this tactical situation coupled with the superlative marksmanship displayed on this occasion reflects the greatest credit upon himself, his comrades in arms of the United Nations and the United States Air Force.

Low, 1LT James Frederick (USAF) (3rd award)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 540 - September 2, 1952

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant [then Second Lieutenant] James Frederick Low (AFSN: FR-23194/NSN: 5598369), United States Air Force, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in the Sinuiju area of North Korea on 11 June 1952. While leading an element of F-86 type aircraft on a combat air patrol a flight of eight MiG-15's were sighted at 38,000 feet. Lieutenant Low unhesitatingly positioned his element for an immediate attack, however, before a firing pass could be executed, a long MiG rolled down out of the enemy formation as if preparing for a firing pass. Lieutenant Low switched his vicious assault to the single MiG and as he closed to effective firing range, the enemy pilot was seen to jettison his canopy and eject himself. The element continued the patrol until two MiG's were observed at 33,000 feet. Lieutenant Low immediately gave chase and closed to a firing range of 500 feet, pressing his attack and firing short bursts. The MiG started smoking profusely as hits covered the entire aircraft, then it burst into flame. Not satisfied with the amount of damage already inflicted, Lieutenant Low fearlessly closed to within 50 feet range and fired several more bursts. The enemy pilot then jettisoned his canopy and ejected himself. The total destruction of two MiG-15's on this mission bring Lieutenant Low's total enemy aircraft destroyed to four plus one probable destroyed in only thirty-nine missions. The outstanding devotion to duty demonstrated by Lieutenant Low on this occasion has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Low, LT James Frederick (USAF) (4th award)

Lowman, John Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Lucas, William R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Lucey, Paul A. (USMC)

Ludden, Charles H. (USMC)

Ludden, Charles H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Lueddeke, Gustave F. Jr. (USMC)

Lund, Arnold A. (USMC) (2nd award)

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General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

Major Arnold A. Lund (MCSN: 0-9029), United States Marine Corps, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot of Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twenty-Three (VMF-323), in action in Korea.

Lund, Lloyd L. (USMC)

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Lloyd L. Lund (MCSN: 632216), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in action against enemy forces in Korea.

Lundin, William M. (USMC) (2nd award)

CITATION NOT YET FOUND

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

William M. Lundin (MCSN: 0-7998), United States Marine Corps, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Fighter Plane in Marine Fighting Squadron Two Hundred Fourteen (VMF-214), attached to the U.S.S. Sicily (CVE-118), in action in Korea.

Lundquist, Carl R. (USMC)

CITATION NOT YET FOUND

Second Lieutenant Carl R. Lundquist (MCSN: 0-51303), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Fighter Airplane in Marine Fighting Squadron Three Hundred Twelve (VMF-312), in action against enemy aggressor…

Lundy, William G. (USMC)

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William G. Lundy (MCSN: 0-46699), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in action against enemy forces in Korea.

Lupushansky, Chester M. (USMC)

Lurie, Robert (USMC)

Luther, Robert E. (USMC)

Lynch, Duane G. (USMC)

Lynch, Duane G. (USMC) (2nd award)

Lynch, Joseph O. (USMC)

Lynch, Robert J. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Lynk, Edward H.P. (USMC)

Lyons, Richard (USMC)


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McAllister, Alden L. (USMC)

General Orders: Heroes  U.S. Marine Corps 1861-1955 (Jane Blakeney)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Alden L. McAllister (MCSN: 0-29535), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Observation Squadron Six (VMO-6) during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 7 December 1952. Volunteering to attempt a hazardous night evacuation mission without the aid of proper instruments, Captain McAllister skillfully maneuvered his aircraft over mountainous terrain under adverse weather conditions to the evacuation point. Although the landing site was illuminated only by flashlights, he made a successful landing and directed the loading of a critically wounded Marine, subsequently delivering the casualty to a rear area medical aid station for immediate treatment. By his outstanding airmanship, marked courage and steadfast devotion to duty, Captain McAllister contributed materially to the success of the mission and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

McAnally, Marcus D. (USMC) (1st award)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant Marcus D. McAnally for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight of a plane in Marine Attack Squadron One Hundred Twenty-one during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 12 July 1952. Participating in an aerial strike against a group of carefully camouflaged enemy supply caves and personnel shelters, Second Lieutenant McAnally, who assumed the lead of the strike after being the first to locate the cleverly concealed objective, immediately initiated a daring dive-bombing assault, scoring direct hits with his bombs that closed two of the enemy caves and clearly marked the obscure target for the other members of the flight. Although his aircraft was struck and damaged by a burst of enemy defensive fire while he was leading a second assault, he resolutely pressed home his attack to treetop level. Scoring a direct hit with his fire bomb, he skillfully maneuvered his damaged aircraft to lead the flight in a third assault that inflicted heavy damage upon the enemy. By his exceptional leadership, initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant McAnally was largely responsible for the success of a mission that closed seven enemy caves, destroyed two personnel shelters, ignited two fires and inflicted numerous casualties upon the enemy, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Services.

McAnally, Marcus D. (USMC) (2nd award)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant Marcus D. McAnally for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a plane in Marine Attack Squadron One Hundred Twenty-one during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 21 July 1952. Although his plane was hit by enemy fire while he was participating in an attack against enemy bunkers and mortar positions, Second Lieutenant McAnally continued his last assault over the target in the face of intense ground fire to dispose of his remaining two bombs and successfully guided his plane into friendly territory where he was forced to crash land. As a result of his aggressive and expert dive-bombing tactics, he greatly assisted in destroying or damaging sixteen hostile bunkers and three mortar positions and in inflicting sixty-seven enemy casualties. By his expert airmanship, marked courage and unswerving devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant McAnally upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

McArdle, Gilbert J. (USMC)

McArthur, Raymond (USMC)

McCabe, John (USMC)

McCaig, ENS James A. (USN)

McCaleb, Alfred F. Jr. (USMC)

McCallum, ENS Elmer A. (USN)

McCampbell, Robert H. (USMC)

McCann, Robert E. (USMC)

McClanahan, Paul G. (USMC)

McClane, George E. (USMC)

McClean, Robert E. (USMC) (2nd award)

McClellan, George B. Jr. (USMC)

McCluen, Robert E. (USMC)

McCollom, Jerry L. (USMC)

McCormick, John (USAF)

McCown, Harrison J. Jr. (USMC)

McCuddin, LCDR Leo B. (USN)

McCue, Edwin J. (USMC)

McCullough, J.B. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

McCully, Alton W. (USMC)

McDaniel, James (USMC) (2nd award)

McDonald, Arthur J. (USMC)

McDonald, Jack H. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (October 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade [then Ensign] Jack H. McDonald, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as member of a Patrol Plane in Patrol Squadron FORTY-TWO (VP-42). Participating in numerous missions against hostile North Korean Forces during the period 21 August 1950 to 2 February 1951, he added greatly to the success of his squadron. His courage, skill, and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Completed Thirty-Five missions)

McDonald, Jay E. (USMC) (2nd award)

McDonald, Leonard J. (USMC)

McDonald, Ronnie A. (USMC)

McEachern, Don R. (USMC)

McElroy, Robert L. (USMC)

McFadden, Leslie T. (USMC)

McFarland, David W. (USMC)

McFeely, Gordon R. (USMC)

McGee, AD3 Douglas J. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (January 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class Douglas J. McGee, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

McGehee, ADC Kirk R.L. (USN)

McGinty, LT William G. (USN)

McGrand, John P. (USMC) (2nd award)

McGraw, William C. Jr. (USMC)

McKay, Robert C. (USMC)

McKay, Robert C. (USMC) (2nd award)

McKay, Robert C. (USMC) (3rd award)

McKee, AD3 Walter A. (USN)

McKnight, ENS Jesse E. (USN)

McKnight, AD1 Russell L. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class Russell L. McKnight, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Six (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

McLaughlin, George F. (USMC)

McLaughry, Robert D. (USMC)

McLain, ENS Roy W. Jr. (USN)

McLean, Charles E. Jr. (USMC)

McMahon, Richard (USMC) (2nd award)

McMasters, John J. (USMC)

McMillan, Donald A. (USMC) (2nd award)

McNeil, MAJ Ray J. (USAF)

Major Ray J. McNeil distinguished himself by displaying extraordinary skill, leadership and courage while participating in aerial flight on 16 March 1952 near Namsi-Dong, Korea. Major McNeil was the leader of a combat group of F-84E type aircraft assigned the dangerous mission of destroying a key enemy radar station only a few miles from the Yalu River. After locating the highly camouflaged target, Major McNeil made two low-level bombing runs and then began circling the target at extremely low altitude to facilitate target identification for the other flights. Despite the low amount of fuel remaining, it being an area of known flak and the presence of more than fifty enemy aircraft above him, Major McNeil remained over the target directing the air strike until the site was completely destroyed. Major McNeil during this mission exemplified the courage, skill and leadership required in successful tactical air operation and has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

McNulty, John S. Jr. (USMC)

McPhail, Joe (USMC) (2nd award)

McPherson, Robert W. (USMC)

McQuay, Lee E. (USMC)

McRay, Harold G. (USMC)

McShane, Bernard (USMC) (2nd award)

McVey, John E. (USMC)

McVicars, Andrew L. (USMC)


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Maas, John Bernard Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Maatz, Russell E. (USMC)

Mabrey, Donald H. (USMC)

MacArthur, Douglas (USA)

Headquarters, Far East Air Forces
General Orders No. 93 - October 20, 1950

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Air Force Award) to General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (ASN: 0-57), United States Army, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as Commander-in-Chief, Far East, and Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command, during the period 29 June to 20 October 1950. On 29 June General MacArthur made a flight to Suwon, Korea, during which his aircraft was subjected to effective interception by hostile air action. Another friendly aircraft in the area was attacked and destroyed by enemy air immediately prior to General MacArthur's landing, and the Suwon airstrip itself was bombed and strafed during the course of his visit. On 27 July he made a flight to Taegu, Korea, during which his aircraft was again subject to hostile air interception and at which time the ground situation in the immediate area was most precarious. On 29 September, General MacArthur made a flight to Kimpo, Korea, again under conditions presenting the threat of hostile air interception and while the Kimpo airfield itself was subject to hostile ground fire. On 20 October he made a flight to the Sukchon-Sunchon area of Korea in order to observe and supervise the para-drop of the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. During this entire operation his aircraft was subject to attack by enemy aircraft known to be based at Sinuiju. These aerial flights in an unarmed aircraft were made by General MacArthur in furtherance of his mission as Commander of the United Nations forces in Korea. Each flight involved the risk of death or capture by the enemy. In General MacArthur's case this risk was multiplied a hundred-fold in view of his personal stature and his position as Commander-in-Chief. That General MacArthur unhesitatingly took part in these extraordinarily important and dangerous missions is a further demonstration of the unfaltering devotion to duty which characterizes his every action as a leader. His conduct in these instances has been an outstanding source of inspiration to the men he commands. Throughout the Korean campaign the strategic concepts underlying General MacArthur's command decisions have reflected a superb understanding of the most advantageous employment of air power and made possible the victory which is being achieved with minimum losses and unprecedented speed. By his heroism and extraordinary achievement, General Douglas MacArthur reflects the highest honor upon himself, the United Nations, and the Armed Forces of the United States.

MacFadden, William S. Jr. (USMC)

Macho, Dean C. (USMC)

Mackert, Philip K. (USMC)

Mackey, Harold R. (USMC)

Mackin, Joseph W. (USMC)

MacLachlan, Archibald W. (USMC)

MacQuarrie, Warren L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Maddox, William J. Jr. (1st award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain (Cavalry), (then First Lieutenant) William J. Maddox, Jr. (ASN: 0-76892), United States Army, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as light aviation pilot with the 1st Cavalry Division from 22 July 1950 to 9 August 1950, completing fifty combat missions against the enemy in Korea. Captain Maddox flew unarmed liaison type aircraft in the face of enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire to procure intelligence data about the enemy for the Commanding General and his Staff and made relief drops to isolated American units. He displayed great aerial skill in operating without damage to aircraft from short, rough, improvised airstrips, with strong crosswinds and extremely turbulent weather conditions. Ceilings and visibility often were limited requiring operation at low altitudes with constant risk of collision with other aircraft and of being hit by artillery and mortar shells. He participated in numerous foot, ammunition and message drops to isolated units during various engagements with the enemy, as well as dropping propaganda leaflets over enemy troops to help induce their surrender. To aid destruction of the enemy, Captain Maddox flew missions directing fighter aircraft into enemy targets of material and troops concentrations. Numerous fire control and observation missions were flown. In all missions, Captain Maddox displayed coolness under fire, readiness to accept all assigned missions regardless of risk and a high degree of initiative. His courageous actions reflect great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

Maddox, William J. Jr. (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain (Cavalry), (then First Lieutenant) William J. Maddox, Jr. (ASN: 0-76892), United States Army, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as light aviation pilot with the 1st Cavalry Division from 29 August 1950 to 1 September 1950, completing one hundred combat missions against the enemy in Korea. Captain Maddox flew numerous observation and reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines in an unarmed single engine liaison type aircraft. During one mission he and another pilot located seven enemy tanks lying in ambush for advancing Republic of Korea armed forces 5,000 yards north of Waegwan. Captain Maddox called by radio for fighter strikes. When one flight of fighters accounted for three tanks and exhausted its ammunition Captain Maddox stayed in the area scouting the movements of the remaining tanks until his gasoline supply was very low. He was able to indicate the tank positions to another aircraft before he returned to his base. Captain Maddox operated his light aircraft daily throughout turbulent and adverse weather conditions and at low altitudes in the face of frequent enemy automatic weapons fire. During this period he flew from short improvised airstrips without damage to his aircraft. In all missions Captain Maddox displayed coolness under fire, a high degree of initiative and a firm determination to complete his assignments. His courageous actions reflect great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

Maddox, William J. Jr. (3rd award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain (Armor) William J. Maddox, Jr. (ASN: 0-76892), United States Army, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as light aviation pilot with the 1st Cavalry Division from 20 September 1950 to 23 September 1950, completing fifty combat missions against the enemy in Korea. Captain Maddox flew unarmed liaison type aircraft in the face of enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire to procure intelligence data about the enemy and to direct fighter strikes on enemy positions. During this period weather conditions deteriorated because of typhoons in nearby areas. Captain Maddox flew regularly despite high winds, low ceilings and restricted visibility to cover enemy activities when the enemy felt secure against air observation. Intermittent rains made the improvised Taegu Racetrack strip a mire of mud but Captain Maddox skillfully operated his aircraft without damage to complete his mission. He flew surrender leaflet drop missions at treetop level to insure delivery to the enemy in specified areas. In all missions, Captain Maddox displayed coolness under fire, a readiness to accept all assigned missions regardless of risk and a high degree of initiative. His courageous actions reflect great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

Maddox, William J. Jr. (4th award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain (Armor) William J. Maddox, Jr. (ASN: 0-76892), United States Army, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Cavalry Division, while engaged in combat against the enemy in Korea, completing fifty missions from 16 October 1950 to 21 October 1950. Captain Maddox flew numerous reconnaissance and fire control missions in unarmed liaison aircraft behind enemy lines at low altitudes, although subjected to enemy anti-aircraft and small arms fire to secure intelligence data about the enemy. Flying at the head of a friendly column as it raced for the enemy held city of Pyongyang, he located routes of advance for the column, and located enemy targets, for which he ordered air strikes, leading the fast fighters through the enemy flak to the selected target. Without regard for his own safety and often under adverse weather conditions, he flew deep into enemy territory to locate and direct fire on hostile targets. Operating from short, extremely rough strips in all types of weather, he showed marked courage and great flying skill. At all times Captain Maddox displayed a strong devotion to duty, coolness under fire and a readiness to perform all types of missions. Captain Maddox's actions reflect great credit on himself and the military service.

Mader, ALC Charles A. (USN)

Madigan, James C. IV (USMC) (2nd award)

Magee, Peter J. (USMC)

Magill, James H. (USMC)

Maginnis, Patrick M. (USMC)

Maier, LT Harry G. (USN)

Lieutenant Harry G. Maier is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Fighter Plane in Fighter Squadron Eight Seven Four based on board the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 27 September 1951. Responding to an emergency call concerning a downed pilot while he was leading his section on a strike against enemy transportation facilities, Lieutenant Maier promptly initiated a series of determined strafing attacks, destroying numerous hostile troops who were attempting to capture the downed airman. Flying at dangerously low altitude, he succeeded in drawing the enemy fire away from a rescue helicopter and, with the rescue successfully completed, destroyed the downed pilot's aircraft to prevent it from falling into the hands of the hostile forces. Continuing on his primary mission, he carried out a series of devastating bombing and strafing attacks on the objectives in the face of intense enemy anti-aircraft fire and greatly aided his flight in destroying or damaging six bridges and large quantities of supplies. By his marked courage, skilled airmanship and unswerving devotion to duty, Lieutenant Maier upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Maik, Walter (USMC)

Maloney, Emmons S. (USMC)

Maloney, John H. (USMC)

Maloy, Carl M. (USMC)

Manger, LTJG Martin M. Jr. (USN)

Manley, Charles L. (USMC)

Mann, Archibald M. Jr. (USMC)

Mann, Archibald M. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Mann, Archibald M. Jr. (USMC) (3rd award)

Mann, Archibald M. Jr. (USMC) (4th award)

Mann, William C. (USMC)

Manning, Herbert G. Jr. (USMC)

Manning, Paul A. (USMC)

Manninger, Warren J. (USMC)

Mantel, Samuel J. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Mantz, ENS Roy T. (USN)

Margerum, CAET William E.

General Orders: All Hands - June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Aviation Electronics Technician William E. Margerum, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron SIX (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Mariades, James P. (USMC)

Marker, Rolland E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Marks, Billy C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Marks, HM3 Kenneth R. (USN)

Marlin, ENS Hubert A. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands - September 1952

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Hubert A. Marlin, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as member of a Patrol Plane in Patrol Squadron Forty-Two (VP-42). Participating in numerous missions against hostile North Korean Forces during the period 20 August 1950 to 2 February 1951, he added greatly to the success of his squadron. His courage, skill, and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Completed Thirty-Five missions)

Marshall, John E. (USMC)

Marshall, Winton Whittier (USAF) (1st award)

Marshall, Winton Whittier (USAF) (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Marshall, Winton Whittier (USAF) (2nd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Martin, Benjamin G. (USMC)

Martin, Benjamin G. (USMC) (2nd award)

Martin, George W. Jr. (USMC)

Martin, Landon C. (USMC)

Martin, Samuel F. (USMC)

Martinez, AMM1 Donald E. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class Donald E. Martinez, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Six (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Martz, James G. III (USMC)

Marx, Otto L. (USMC)

Marzelo, Vincent J. (USMC)

Marzelo, Vincent J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Mast, AOAN John L. (USN)

Matheson, Bruce J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Matthes, LT Harold K. (USN)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Harold K. Matthes for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Fighter Aircraft and as Section Leader in Fighter Squadron One Hundred Thirteen, attached to the U.S.S. Philippine Sea, during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 5 August to 19 October 1950. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, Lieutenant (then Lieutenant, Junior Grade) Matthes led his section in close air support flights and bombing attacks against enemy airfield installations, lines of communication, transport facilities, bridges, gun emplacements and troop concentrations. By his courage, skilled airmanship and devotion to duty in the face of hostile anti-aircraft fire, Lieutenant Matthes materially aided in inflicting extensive damage upon the enemy and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Matthews, AMM1C Freeman M. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands - June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class Freeman M. Matthews, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Six (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Mattson, CAPT Conrad Emanuel (USAF) (3rd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Conrad Emanuel Mattson (AFSN: AO-758830/FR-34285), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against enemies of the United Nations while serving as a Fighter Pilot of a F-86 Sabrejet of the 335th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, Fifth Air Force, in Korea on 30 April 1952. While leading an element of F-86's on a patrol over an area close to Antung, four MiG's were sighted flying below at four o'clock. Diving with his wingman a vicious attack was initiated. As Captain Mattson came into range his wingman broke right to engage a second MiG that was pressing from the rear. After the second MiG was covered Captain Mattson, realizing he was protected by his wingman, closed for the kill. Firing at close range, hits were scored around the wing area and pieces started to fly from the MiG at 7,000 feet. Breaking immediately, Captain Mattson swung around to cover his wingman as he pressed in for the second kill. The courageous devotion to duty and superlative airmanship demonstrated on this occasion typifies Captain Mattson's four and reflects the highest credit upon himself and the military service. the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

May, Donald L. (USMC)

May, ENS Harry L. (USN)

May, LT COL Phillip B. (USMC) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Phillip B. May (MCSN: 0-6680), United States Marine Corps, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a fighter aircraft against the enemy on 11 September 1951. Lieutenant Colonel May was division leader of a three plane flight on an armed reconnaissance mission against enemy supply installations, camouflaged in ravines, near Chu-ri, Korea. Despite extremely accurate and intense anti-aircraft fire, he led his flight in repeated napalm, rocket and strafing runs. Although his aircraft had been damaged, and he had been wounded by enemy fire, with complete disregard for his own personal safety Lieutenant Colonel May continued to press his attacks to dangerously low altitudes to insure complete destruction of the enemy supply installations. The flight destroyed one POL dump, several small stacks of supplies, and one building containing supplies. With unerring judgment, enduring physical stamina, and outstanding airmanship, Lieutenant Colonel May dealt a damaging blow to the enemy. In so doing, his aggressive leadership, efficient action and fearless devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Mayer, Henry (USMC) (2nd award)

Mayo, Dwight E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Mead, Ray E. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class Ray E. Mead, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Six (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Meadow, Charles Joe (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant [then Second Lieutenant] Charles Joe Meadow (AFSN: FR-22269), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on the night of 21 September 1952 as navigator of an unarmed RB-26 of the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (Night Photo). Lieutenant Meadow was assigned an Air Force target of the communication bridges near the heavily defended city of Sunchon, Korea. Reaching the target area and only second following the release of the first photo-flash bomb he encountered intense, accurate and concentrated automatic weapons fire. Lieutenant Meadow continued the run until he expended the remainder of his bombs. Near the end of the run Lieutenant Meadow was subjected to additional heavy concentrations of forty millimeter bursts which rocked his aircraft and were recorded on his photographs. By his personal courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Meadow has brought great credit to himself and the United States Air Force.

Meeker, Harold O. (USMC)

Mehaffey, Harold N. (USMC) (2nd award)

Meisenhelter, George A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Mendenhall, Herbert E. (USMC)

Mendes, Jonathan D. (USMC)

Major Jonathan D. Mendes is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Eleven during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 15 June 1953. Leading a massed flight of jet fighter-bombers on an aerial assault against a heavily defended enemy airfield deep in hostile territory, Major Mendes skillfully navigated the flight directly to the target area, despite extremely adverse weather, and initiated a dive-bombing and strafing attack through intense and accurate enemy anti-aircraft fire. After scoring direct bomb hits that clearly marked the objective for the remainder of the flight, he directed a bombing and strafing assault that destroyed fourteen buildings and left the airstrip unusable. By his exemplary leadership and bombing accuracy, he was largely responsible for the success of a mission that inflicted extensive damage on the enemy. His courage, superb airmanship and devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon Major Mendes and the United States Naval Service.

Menzies, Henry D. (USMC)

Meriman, Lloyd A. (USMC)

Merritt, Raymond James (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Raymond James Merritt (AFSN: FR-44729/AO-2223155), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. On 19 November 1952, Lieutenant Merritt was in a flight of F-84 type aircraft assigned to attack and destroy a hydro-electric power station in the North Korean town of Kangge. This target was some twenty miles from the Manchurian Border and over two hundred miles from the nearest friendly troops. Diving through intense automatic weapons fire, Lieutenant Merritt, in an F-84 type aircraft assigned to the 49th Fighter Bomber Wing, FIFTH Air Force, waited until the last possible moment to release his bombs to insure a successful hit. While pulling off the target, after an excellent placement of his bombs, Lieutenant Merritt's aircraft was hit by enemy automatic weapons fire. An immediate assessment of the damage by the Flight Leader revealed a large hole approximately eight inches in diameter in the elevator section. Experiencing great difficulty in maintaining control of his aircraft, Lieutenant Merritt fought with all his strength in order to avoid having to abandon the aircraft. Lieutenant Merritt using ultimate skill, flew over three hundred miles to his home base and was able to safely land his aircraft and thereby allowing it to fly again against the enemy. It is felt that through this display of courage, skill, and extreme devotion to duty, Lieutenant Merritt has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Meyer, 1LT Francis W. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Francis W. Meyer for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy on 14 January 1952. Flying an unarmed ...-80 type aircraft, Lieutenant Meyer took off under adverse weather conditions and rendezvoused with his fighter escort. En route to his target enemy jet fighters were encountered and Lieutenant Meyer’s escort engaged the enemy causing him to continue deep into enemy territory unprotected. Fully aware of his immediate danger, Lieutenant Meyer successfully photographed his targets even though he encountered heavy and intense flak. After completing his target run, Lieutenant Meyer was attacked by a flight of enemy fighters, but through superior skill and knowledge, he evaded the enemy without sustaining damage. By his courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Meyer obtained information of immeasurable value for the United Nations Forces, thus reflecting great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Meyer, Robert A. (USMC)

Mickelson, Laurel M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Mickelson, TSGT Wallace W. (USMC)

Midkiff, Lynn E. (USMC)

Mierta, Edward (USMC)

Mikelson, Wallace W. (USMC)

Milier, ALC Berwyn J. (USN)

Millang, Harvey B. (USMC)

Millenbine, Otis E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Millenbine, Otis E. (USMC) (3rd award)

Miller, Chief Aviation Electronicsman Berwyn  J. (USN)

Miller, Aviation Ordnanceman 1C Carl V.

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Ordnanceman First Class Carl V. Miller, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Six (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Miller, LT Duane C. (USN) (2nd award)

Miller, George R. (USMC)

Miller, Jack A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Miller, Joseph R. L. (USMCR)

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Joseph R. L. Miller, United States Marine Corps Reserve, for service as set forth in the following citation: “For heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Photographic Squadron One during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 4 May 1953. Informed that friendly ships were sustaining serious damage while under heavy and accurate fire from enemy shore batteries situated near Wonsan, Captain Miller elected to simulate dive—bombing attacks from his totally unarmed aircraft in an effort to reduce the hostile fire. A daring and intrepid airman, he skillfully conducted a series of low—level simulated assaults which caused the enemy batteries to cease their fire. Realizing that the batteries were a constant threat to friendly ships, he repeatedly exposed himself to intense barrages of hostile antiaircraft fire at low altitudes to obtain complete photographic coverages of the installations. By his superb airmanship, Captain Miller was responsible for relieving pressure on friendly ships and securing valuable photographs of the enemy strong point. His courage, skill and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”

Miller, Lewis L. (USMC)

Miller, Robert E. (USMC)

Miller, Thomas H. Jr. (USMC)

Miller, William R. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands - June 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Electronicsman First Class William R. Miller, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron SIX (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Miller, William R. (USMC)

Millette, Eugene (USMC)

Mills, ADC Robert F. (USN)

Milt, Jack W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Minick, Robert W. (USMC)

Minick, Robert W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Minton, Frank A. Jr. (USMC)

Mitchell, James M. Jr. (USMC)

Mitchell, John D. Jr. (USMC)

Mitchell, John L.  (USN) (posthumous)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Aviation Ordnanceman John L. Mitchell, United States Navy, (Posthumously) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving in Patrol Squadron Six   (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: All Hands (November 1952)

Mitchell, MAJ Joseph A. (USMC) (3rd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Joseph A. Mitchell (MCSN: 0-23827), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy as a member of a Marine Fighter Squadron in Korea. On 3 June 1953, Major Mitchell led a division of Marine jet fighter-bombers on a close air support mission against heavily defended and well entrenched enemy positions that were opposing and inflicting damage on friendly front line forces. As he approached the target area a low cloud ceiling so reduced forward visibility that Major Mitchell instructed the flight to orbit out of range of hostile anti-aircraft fire while he definitely located the obscure objective. Diving to minimum altitude through an intense barrage of defensive fire, he promptly detected the carefully camouflaged target and initiated a daring low level assault. His direct bomb hits completely demolished the enemy stronghold. Major Mitchell then re-joined the orbiting aircraft and led them to another target where repeated dive bombing attacks on hostile heavy weapons emplacements destroyed fifteen enemy personnel shelters and damaged thirty-seven millimeter anti-aircraft weapons. His exceptional accuracy and exemplary leadership were largely responsible for the success of a mission that inflicted heavy enemy casualties and substantially reduced pressure on ground units of the United Nations forces. Major Mitchell's courageous conduct reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Mitchell, Robert H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Mitchell, Weldon R. (USMC)

Mitchell, William P. (USMC) (2nd award)

Mitchell, William P. (USMC) (3rd award)

Mixon (Mixson), Herman L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Mixson, Willie J. (USMC)

Moak, David R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Moberg, Henry Jr. (USMC)

Modzelewski, Edward R. (USMC)

Moffitt, Kermit (USMC)

Moffit, LT Lloyd W. (USN)

Mogensen, Paul C. (USMC)

Moister, Frank L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Molick, Roy J. (USMC)

Molsberry, Dale M. (USMC)

Molsberry, Dale M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Molsberry, Dale M. (USMC) (3rd award)

Moncrief, Malcolm G. Jr. (USMC)

Montagne, Edward J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Montage, Paul B. (USMC)

Montague, ENS Lloyd L. (USN)

Mooney, Thomas G. (USMC) (2nd award)

Moore, Clarence H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Moore, Harry R. (USMC)

Moore, James B. (USMC)

Moore, John Tardy  Jr. (USAF)

Moore, Lonnie Raymond (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Lonnie Raymond Moore (AFSN: A0-693467), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 1 June 1953, in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in Korea, as Pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force. Sighting a flight of six enemy MiG-15s, Captain Moore radioed his plan of attack to his wingman and the two of them quickly turned to intercept the enemy flight. In spite of being greatly outnumbered by the enemy fighters, Captain Moore made his attack and skillfully maneuvered to a firing position on one of the MiGs. As he opened fire on the MiG, numerous hits were seen to rake the enemy's wings and fuselage. At this time the enemy pilot began violent evasive tactics in an effort to avoid the deadly gunfire, but Captain Moore, using his superior skill and knowledge of combat flying, remained in firing position and continued to press his attack to the utmost. With the second burst of his guns, Captain Moore placed several direct hits up the MiG's tailpipe, causing an internal explosion and fire to break out. Shortly thereafter the enemy pilot ejected, abandoning his stricken aircraft to its destruction. Captain Moore then maneuvered his aircraft on a second MiG, damaging it by inflicting hits in the fuselage before he was forced to terminate the attack because of low fuel. Captain Moore's outstanding airmanship and courageous leadership are deserving of the highest praise. Captain Moore's superior flying ability, coupled with his loyalty and devotion to duty, reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Moore, Lonnie Raymond (USAF) (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Lonnie Raymond Moore (AFSN: A0-693467), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 30 June 1953, in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in Korea, as Pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force. On this date while patrolling the Yalu River as a leader of a two-ship formation to screen the attacks of friendly fighter bombers, Captain Moore observed eight enemy MiG-15s diving against the friendly fighter bombers. Despite the overwhelming odds, Captain Moore dived to the attack, and opening fire at close range, destroyed one MiG with his deadly fire. Captain Moore then pressed his attack against another MiG, causing it to turn away from the fighter-bombers, and continued on to attack a third MiG. His destruction of one MiG and his vicious attacks on two others so demoralized and disrupted the enemy attack that the seven remaining MiG's were put to flight back across the Yalu River. Captain Moore's courage, aggressiveness, and outstanding airmanship reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Moore, Lonnie Raymond (USAF) (2nd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Lonnie Raymond Moore (AFSN: A0-693467), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 18 July 1953, in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in Korea, as Pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force. While flying as element leader on a counter air mission deep in enemy territory near the Yalu River, Captain Moore initiated a diving attack on eight MiG's from 27,000 feet. At 1,000 feet altitude he pulled in behind the lead MiG and fired, scoring hits in the fuselage with one burst of his deadly fire. The MiG immediately began a series of violent acrobatics and evasive maneuvers which took the two aircraft in and out of low clouds at a dangerously low altitude. Throughout these maneuvers, Captain Moore coolly persisted in the attack with superior skill, firing and scoring hits that caused the enemy aircraft to smoke heavily. Finally the MiG pilot, in desperation, and completely demoralized by the skill and persistence of Captain Moore's attack, was observed by Captain Moore's wingman to pull up into a loop, and at the top of this maneuver, eject himself. Upon return to his home base, Captain Moore was officially credited with the destruction of one MiG-15. Captain Moore's skill, courage, and aggressiveness reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Moore, Richard M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Moore, Richard W. (USMC)

Moore, Robert F. Jr. (USMC)

Moore, Robert Harold  (USAF)  (1st award)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 187 (1952)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Robert Harold Moore (AFSN: AO-2077044), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as an F-86 Sabrejet Fighter Pilot in the 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force, in Korea on 25 January 1952. Leading a flight of four F-86 type aircraft on a fighter sweep mission, Lieutenant Moore displayed outstanding airmanship and leadership ability when he advantageously positioned and led his flight in attacks on superior numbers of enemy aircraft. A flight of sixteen MiG-15 type aircraft were sighted south of the Yalu River, and while leading his flight to attack them, Lieutenant Moore personally destroyed one enemy aircraft and probably destroyed another. One of the destroyed MiG's blew up with such force that it caused Lieutenant Moore's aircraft to flame out. He completed a successful air-start and led his flight back to the home field. By his personal courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Moore has brought great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the United States Air Force.

Moore, Robert Harold (USAF) (2nd award)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 187 (1952)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Robert Harold Moore (AFSN: AO-2077044)United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as an F-86 Sabrejet Fighter Pilot in the 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force, over North Korea on 1 April 1952. Lieutenant Moore was flight leader of four F-86E type aircraft providing cover for friendly fighter bombers. Since his fuel supply was running low, he was about to withdraw when he sighted sixteen MiG-15's heading directly for the fighter bombers. Without hesitation, Captain Moore led his flight to intercept the attacking MiG's. He opened fire on the leading flight and caused it to break. He observed two enemy aircraft closing on a flight of the withdrawing fighter bombers. He attacked and destroyed the leading MiG-15. Captain Moore then returned to the nearest friendly base where he landed with almost no fuel remaining. By deliberately placing his life in jeopardy, Captain Moore saved the fighter bombers from heavy damage by the enemy and destroyed one enemy aircraft. By his outstanding courage and devotion to duty, Captain Moore has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Moore, Theodore R. (USMC)

Moore, William L. (USMC)

Moore, William L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Moore, William L. (USMC) (3rd award)

Moos, Kenneth L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Moran, Arthur M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Morar, MSGT George (USAF)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 705 - November 13, 1951

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Master Sergeant George Morar (AFSN: 35061815), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against an enemy of the United Nations, in Korea, on 8 September 1951. As special equipment operator of a B-26 attack bomber his actions insured the success of their mission. While developing tactics utilizing untried equipment, the crew of the aircraft sighted a vehicle convoy proceeding along a road. An attack was immediately pressed against the convoy which effectively sealed off the escape route with fire bombs. Nine additional attacks were then made against the enemy convoy during which time all ammunition and bombs were expended. The special equipment caused panic among the drivers of the convoy resulting in many of the vehicles being abandoned to collide and upset. Sixteen vehicles were seen to explode or burn an additional sixteen were damaged by machine gun fire, bomb shrapnel, collisions and upsets. Sergeant Morar's actions immeasurably helped in the success of this mission which destroyed enemy supplies and equipment thereby reducing their capacity for combat effectiveness. Sergeant Morar's courage and skill reflect great credit upon himself, his organization and the United States Air Force.

Moret, Alfred T. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Morgan, John D. (USMC)

Morin, Joseph M. (USMC)

Morin, Leo S. (USMC)

Morris, George C. (USMC)

Morris, James L. Jr. (USMC)

Morris, Roger A. (USMC)

Morrison, Gene W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Morrow, Guy M. (USMC)

Morse, LTJG Kenneth L. (USN)

Morse, William G. (USMC)

Morton, Douglas K. (USMC)

Mosca, Herbert P. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Mosca, Herbert P. Jr. (USMC) (3rd award)

Moseley, Spencer D. (USMC)

Moseley, Spender D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Moses, Capt. Vivian Mordaunt (USMC) (1st Marine Aviator killed in the Korean War)

Mosher, Eugene L. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Electronicsman First Class Eugene L. Mosher, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Six (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Mossman, Robert J. (USMC)

Mottl, George (USMC)

Mounts, Leonard J. (USMC)

Mounts, Leonard J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Muldoon, John W. Jr. (USMC)

Mullaney, David H. (USMC)

Mullaney, David H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Mullaney, Raymond W. (USMC)

Mulvihill, Thomas E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Muncie, LTJG Wendell B. (USN)

Munn, Charles R. Jr. (USMC)

Munro, Roderick J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Munson, 1LT Arvid O. (24ID) (posthumous)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 106 - August 1950

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Arvid O. Munson (ASN: 0-2058357), United States Army, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a member of the 11th Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, in action against the enemy on 7 July 1950. Prior to 7 July only the advance elements of the 24th Infantry Division had arrived in Korea and were trying desperately to delay the enemy. The Commanding General had scarcely any enemy information or means of obtaining it. Lieutenant Munson, one of the first American pilots to operate a liaison-type aircraft in the Korean conflict was flying an intelligence mission. In his effort to obtain complete and accurate information he flew deep into enemy territory which was completely unfamiliar to him. Realizing the great danger while flying alone, without escort and very low in order to observe enemy troop activities, Lieutenant Munson risked this danger to accomplish his mission. While on the return leg of this flight he was shot down by enemy aircraft in the vicinity of Chonan, Korea, and is listed as missing in action. His outstanding courage and devotion to duty reflect great credit on Lieutenant Munson and the military service.

Murnane, John P. (USMC)

Murphree, Thomas E. (USMC)

Murphy, Joseph A. Jr. (USMC)

Murphy, Joseph M. (USN)

Murphy, Joseph T. (USMC)

Murphy, 1LT Marvin S. (posthumous)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 37- 29 April 1953

First Lieutenant Marvin S. Murphy, Artillery, United States Army, a member of the 7th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroism while participating in aerial flight over enemy-held territory near Naechon, Korea, on 21 June 1952.  Voluntarily acting as observer in an unarmed airplane, he transmitted vital information by radio on enemy positions during an attack on key terrain.  flying at low altitudes within range of enemy antiaircraft and machine-gun fire and frequently operating in the trajectory of friendly artillery, Lieutenant Murphy adjusted firepower in support of friendly troops engaged in hand-to-hand combat with the enemy.  Disregarding his safety, he continued to direct firepower until the mission was successfully accomplished, but while covering the withdrawal of friendly forces, he lost his life when his airplane was hit by a projectile and crashed to the ground.  His actions enabled the battalion to fulfill its mission and inflict heavy casualties on the enemy.  Lieutenant Murphy's outstanding courage and consummate devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and uphold the highest traditions of the military service.

Murphy, Paul G. (USMC)

Murray, Daniel G. (USMC)


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Nadelhoffer, John D. (USMC)

Nagri, Michael

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 247 - 25 October 1950

Captain Michael Nagri, 01182905, Artillery, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 25th Infantry Division Artillery, United States Army.  During the period 12 July to 17 September 1950 in Korea, Captain Nagri performed fifty combat missions in support of the 25th Infantry Division.  Despite antiaircraft and small arms fire and hazards of weather and mountainous terrain they flew close-in missions to spot targets for United Nations aircraft and obtain valuable reconnaissance information.  His untiring and courageous work was of inestimable value to the success of Division operations.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Nehf, Arthur N. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Neidlinger, ENS Carl C. (USN)

Neiger, ENS Ralph E. (USN)

Neill, LCDR Dugald T. (USN)

Nelson, ENS Frederick L. (USN)

Nelson, Herbert A. (USMC)

Nelson, Kenneth B. (USMC)

Neuman, Joel L. (USMC)

Neuss, Robert H. (USMC)

Nevill, Harvey D. Jr. (USMC)

Newby, CAPT Ralph D. (HQ Co., 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO73, 23Aug50)

Newell, Hugh F. (USMC)

Newendorp, Arthur W. (USMC)

Newmark, Charles C. (USMC)

Newport, Richard B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Nicholas, Wilfred C. (USMC)

Nichols, Hubert Campbell Jr. (1st award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Hubert Campbell Nichols, Jr. (AFSN: FR-44853), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 7 April 1953 in aerial combat against the enemy in Korea. Lieutenant Nichols was briefed to lead the second flight in a group of eight aircraft assigned to the 474th Fighter Bomber Group, Fifth Air Force. Due to a late start by the Group Leader, Lieutenant Nichols immediately took the lead. The target was rolling stock near Sonchon, Korea, deep in enemy territory and it was brought out in the briefing that attacks by the MiG 15 type enemy aircraft could be expected. Lieutenant Nichols led the group to the target area and attacked fifteen vehicles carrying enemy supplies and personnel. He positioned himself on the bomb run and released his bombs, cutting the road in front of the first vehicle, stopping the southerly flow of traffic. Quickly picking up his Wingman, he set up a strafing run on the tucks destroying one and damaging another. Compiled results of the attack were three road cuts, five vehicles destroyed and six vehicles damaged. As they were leaving the target area, enemy aircraft were reported near them but Lieutenant Nichols skillfully led his flight out of the danger area. Through his calm judgment, courage and leadership ability, Lieutenant Nichols has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Nichols, Hubert Campbell Jr. (2nd award)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders G-557 - August 14, 1953

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Hubert Campbell Nichols, Jr. (AFSN: FR-44853), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 3 May 1953, in armed aerial combat against the enemy on a night mission as a member of the 474th Fighter Bomber Group, Fifth Air Force. He sighted and effectively hampered enemy movements north of Sinanju, Korea, by destroying one enemy truck and effecting a road cut. He then headed north toward Kunu-ri and bombed five enemy vehicles, but was unable to score his hit, because of the close proximity of enemy aircraft in his immediate area. He expertly eluded the enemy and returned to his home base after he was ordered to leave the area because of heavy enemy aerial activity. Through his skill in night intruder flying, his courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Nichols has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Nichols, Warren P. (USMC) (2nd award)

Nicholson, AN Earl H. (USN)

Nicoud, George A. Jr. (USMC)

Niemann, Walter F. Jr. (USMC)

Ninichuck, Paul (USMC)

Nixon, ENS Edwin Allen Jr. (posthumous)

General Orders: Board Serial 512 - June 11, 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Ensign Edwin Allen Nixon, Jr. (NSN: 0-552869), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Jet Fighter Plane in Fighter Squadron Ninety-One (VF-91), based on board the U.S.S. Philippine Sea, during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 1 March 1953. Participating in an armed reconnaissance mission over the heavily defended enemy supply and build-up area between Hamhung and Wonsan, Ensign Nixon carried out a devastating attack upon a vital railroad bridge on the main east coast supply route in the face of intense anti-aircraft fire. Although his plane was repeatedly hit by heavy enemy fire, he continued to press home his dive-bombing attack with unerring accuracy until his aircraft plunged to the ground, exploding on impact. His exceptional courage, marked ability as an airman and selfless devotion to duty reflect great credit upon Ensign Nixon and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Noble, Charles H. Jr. (USMC)

Nolan, Keith D. (USMC)

Nolan, Keith D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Nolan, Keith D. (USMC) (3rd award)

Noonan, ENS William D. (USN)

Nordell, Robert I. (USMC)

Nordyke, ENS Cutlar J. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (November 1952)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Cutlar J. Nordyke, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights while serving with Attack Squadron One Hundred Fifteen (VA-115), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea during the period from 6 August to 19 October 1950. As Pilot of an Attack Bomber attached to the U.S.S. Philippine Sea (CV-47), he participated in 35 strike missions over enemy territory.

Norlin, John W. (USMC)

Norman, C.D. (USMC)

Norrborn, Alonzo L. (USMC)

Norris, Westrick (USMC)

Norris, William C.

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain [then First Lieutenant] William C. Norris (AFSN: 0-40754), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 19 August 1951. As squadron leader in a flight of eighteen F-51 type aircraft, Captain Norris displayed outstanding leadership and airmanship when he led his squadron through low hanging clouds and intermittent rain showers directly to the target area at Chongju, deep within North Korea, where he and his squadron made a series of destructive attacks using bombs, rockets, and machine guns on marshalling yards, railway cars, and petroleum, oil, and lubricant storage areas in that heavily defended city. Captain Norris so skillfully planned the mission for the entire squadron that when adverse weather conditions precluded making the attacks as briefed, an alternate plan of attack was executed with minimum delay which resulted in optimum damage being inflicted on the target. Throughout these attacks, Captain Norris displayed outstanding leadership by directing other aircraft on strategic targets which led to the total destruction of twenty railway cars, two petroleum, oil, and lubricant storage areas, and the rails in the railway yards in this important transportation center. As a result of this mission, vital fuels needed for transportation of supplies to front line areas were denied the enemy plus the destruction of an important link in his communications which greatly reduced his offensive potential. By his high personal courage, devotion to duty, and exceptional leadership, Captain Norris has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Nulton, ENS Frank I.

Nussbaumer, ENS John J. (USN)


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O'Brien, 1LT Daniel J. (USAF)

By direction of the President, First Lieutenant Daniel J. O'Brien has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. First Lieutenant Daniel J. O’Brien distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement and heroism while participating in aerial flight on 2 February 1952. While performing Rescue coverage for United Nation’s airmen, a distress call was received from a flight of aircraft that one of their flight had made a forced landing on the beach in enemy held territory. Lieutenant O’Brien proceed to the downed aircraft escorting a Rescue helicopter to pick up the downed pilot. Upon arriving at the poison of the downed pilot, both the aircraft were subjected to enemy small arms fire. After the pilot had been rescued, it was evident that he would have to be transferred to the Rescue SA-16 and rushed to a hospital due to a severed leg. The SA-16 landing in ice-filled waters, behind enemy lines, at dusk. The amphibian was beached on a friendly island and the transfer was effected. During the take-off, considerable ice was picked up, causing all instruments except the magnet compass to become inoperative. A United Nations night fighter escorted the SA-16 on the return flight to a friendly Air Base, relaying altitude and airspeed to Lieutenant O’Brien. Through his ability, heroism, and desire to serve the United Nations cause, Lieutenant O’Brien has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

O'Brien, William J. (USMC)

O'Brien, William J. III (USMC)

O'Bryan, Norman (USMC) (2nd award)

O'Connel, ENS William R. (USN)

Odom, Robert G. (USMC)

O'Donnell, Andrew W. (USMC)

O'Donnell, Andrew W. (USMC) (2nd award)

O'Donnell, Andrew W. (USMC) (3rd award)

Oerly, Samuel H. (USMC)

Offutt, Charles W. (USMC)

Ogden, Robert J. (Army) (2nd award)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 206 - 27 September 1950

The first Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight is awarded to First Lieutenant Robert J. Ogden, 01164559, Artillery, Eight Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army, 8 August to 2 September 1950 in Korea.  During the period indicated First Lieutenant Ogden performed 50 combat missions in support of the 25th Infantry Division.  Despite antiaircraft and small arms fire and hazards of weather and mountainous terrain, he flew close-in missions to spot targets for United Nations aircraft and obtain valuable reconnaissance information.  His untiring and courageous work was of inestimable value to the success of Division operations.  Entered the military service from New York.

O'Hara, Frank J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Ohlgren, Arthur S. (USMC)

Olinger, Max E. (USMC)

Oliver, Roy E. (USMC)

Olsen, Martin P. (USMC)

Olsen, Willard C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Olson, Barney C. (USMC)

Olson, Ernest R. (USMC)

Olson, ENS Lyle R. (USN)

Olson, 1LT Norman (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 128 - September 13, 1950

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Norman J. Olson (ASN: 0-2020960), United States Army, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a member of Headquarters Company, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 11 July to 4 August 1950.

Olson, Reynold M. (USMC)

Oltmer, Lavern J. (USMC)

O'Malley, Charles J. (USMC)

O'Moore, James R. (USMC)

O'Neal, William T. (USMC)

O'Neill, ENS Joseph P. (USN)

O'Neill, CDR John T. (USN)

Orchard, Samuel J. (USMC)

O'Reilly, James J. Jr. (USMC)

Orr, Leonard L. (USMC)

Osborn, LCDR John G. (USN)

O'Shea, Robert Joseph (USMC)

Oskamp, Garry

For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights during the period 15 August 1952 to 19 January 1953

Osserman, Stanley J. (USMC)

Osserman, Stanley J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Oster, Eugene M. (USMC)

O'Toole, William J. (USMC)

Overman, AD3 Carl J. (USN)


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Packard, COL Ashley B. (posthumous) (USAF)

Padach, John Jr. (USMC)

Palfrey, Alfred C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Palmer, Kenny C. (USMC)

Palmer, Willard L. (USMC)

Palmquist, ENS John R. (USN)

Pangburn, Charles E. (USMC)

Pankhurst, Paul L. (USMC)

Pappas, Louis R. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (September 1954)

Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Aviation Electronicsman Louis R. Pappas, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron SIX (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Parciarelli, James H. (USMC)

Parker, Charles (USMC) (2nd award)

Parker, George W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Parker, Paul D. (USMC)

Parker, Ralph J. Jr. (USMC)

Parker, William C. Jr. (USMC)

Parkins, Clarence W. (USMC)

Parks, Donald Lawrence (USMC)

Parks, Frank G. (USMC) (2nd award)

Parks, Frank G. (USMC) (3rd award)

Parnell, ALC Bill (USN)

Parr, Ralph Sherman (USAF) (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Ralph Sherman Parr (AFSN: 0-28206), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 10 June 1953, in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in Korea, as pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force. On this day, Captain Parr was flying in a flight of four F-86's on a patrol deep within North Korea. As they neared the Yalu River, Captain Parr's flight was attacked by a large force of MiG's and split up into elements of two, but he and his wingman evaded the MiG's in the break. Captain Parr then observed two more MiG's heading for the Yalu River, using clouds for concealment. He and his wingman headed for them in a high speed dive. Captain Parr broke out of the clouds on the MiG's at a very close range, and although he was having trouble controlling his aircraft due to the high speed, he nevertheless opened fire, placing a concentrated burst of fire into the MiG's engine section. The MiG was observed to explode. Although Captain Parr's aircraft sustained damage from parts of the enemy aircraft flying back, he was able to control his aircraft, and upon returning safely to his home base, was credited with the destruction of one MiG-15. This action is typical of the outstanding courage and exceptionally aggressive flying ability of Captain Parr, and reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Parr, Ralph Sherman (USAF) (Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Ralph Sherman Parr (AFSN: 0-28206), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 19 June 1953, in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in Korea, as pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force. On this date, Captain Parr was leading a flight of four F-86's flying protective cover for a slow flying reconnaissance aircraft when the RF-80 was attacked by an enemy MiG-15. As the MiG pulled up to fire on the unarmed RF-80, Captain Parr attacked the enemy MiG, and closing to 1,5009 feet, fired a long burst directly into the MiG's fuselage. The MiG immediately caught fire, and just before it spun into the ground and crashed, the pilot was observed to eject. At this time another MiG-15 attacked the reconnaissance aircraft, and Captain Parr again initiated another vicious attack. He closed to 1,800 feet range and fired several bursts at the enemy aircraft, scoring multiple hits and causing the enemy to break off the attack on the RF-80. Captain Parr then escorted the reconnaissance aircraft to his remaining targets and back to friendly territory safely. Upon return to his home base, Captain Parr was officially credited with destroying one MiG-15 and damaging another. This action is another example of the outstanding flying ability and fearless courage of Captain Parr, and reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Parr, Ralph Sherman (USAF) (Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Ralph Sherman Parr (AFSN: 0-28206), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial combat against the enemies of the United Nations in Korea, on 7 June 1953, as pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force. On this day, Captain Parr was flying number four man in a four-ship flight deep within enemy-held territory when he sighted two enemy MiG's far below his flight. Captain Parr saw that he was the only aircraft in the flight that had a tactical advantage on the enemy aircraft, and received permission from his element leader to attack the MiG's. Captain Parr rolled over into a vicious diving attack and began firing on the MiG's. During the battle, Captain Parr's gunsight ceased to function, but without the gunsight Captain Parr still managed to destroy one of the MiGs and damage the other MiG. Captain Parr was then attacked by six more MiGs who had observed the battle. Captain Parr broke hard to the left as the lead MiG of the attacking force opened fire on him, and began a series of violent maneuvers to elude the attacking MiGs. The lead MiG tried to turn inside of Captain Parr on the initial break and in doing so lost control of his aircraft and was seen to snap and enter a spin near the ground. The MiG pilot ejected just before his aircraft hit the ground and exploded. Captain Parr was credited with the destruction of two MiGs and the damage of one MiG on this mission. This action is an example of the outstanding courage and exceptional flying and tactical abilities of Captain Parr, which brought great credit upon himself, the United Nations and the United States Air Force.

Parr, Ralph Sherman (USAF) (Fourth Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Fourth Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Fifth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Ralph Sherman Parr (AFSN: 0-28206), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 12 July 1953 in aerial combat against an enemy of the United Nations in Korea while piloting an F-86 aircraft of the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force. While leading a two-ship flight of F-86's on a combat air patrol in North Korea, Captain Parr sighted a formation of four enemy MiG-15's crossing the Yalu to the South using a low cloud cover for concealment. Immediately initiating a high speed diving maneuver, Captain Parr dived through the overcast to attack, as he closed to fire, two of the enemy aircraft evaded him by crossing the Yalu. The two remaining enemy MiG's turned hard into Captain Parr's attack, but through superior skill he maneuvered his aircraft into attacking position and brought his guns to bear on one of the MiG's, scoring multiple hits in the engine section with several bursts of his deadly fire. The MiG began burning fiercely and desperately tried to escape, but Captain Parr tenaciously pursued the MiG firing all the while. After scoring more hits on the enemy aircraft, the pilot was observed to eject and his flaming aircraft crashed into the ground. Upon return to his home base, Captain Parr was officially credited with the destruction of one MiG-15. This action exemplifies the courage, superior skill, and aggressive airmanship displayed by Captain Parr throughout his combat tour, and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Parse, ENS Joseph B. Jr. (USN)

Pastrikas, Andrew E.S. (USMC)

Patterson, LT Donald G. (USN)

Patterson, Richard E. (USMC)

Patterson, Russell G. Jr. (USMC)

Patterson, William D. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Patton, Harvey M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Patton, Robert Frank (USMC)

Patton, Ronald S. (USMC)

Pavelle, ENS James R. (USN)

Pavlich, Charles J. Jr. (USMC)

Payette, James (USMC)

Payne, Norman E. Jr. (USMC)

Peacock, Richard H. (USMC)

Pearce, James T. (USMC)

Pearcy, Eddie E. (USMC)

Pearcy, Eddie E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Peck, Richard L. (USMC)

Pedersen, ALC Leif A. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands - January 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Aviation Electronicsman Leif A. Pedersen, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Pederson, Donald M. (USMC)

Peevey, Nathan B. Jr. (USMC)

Pegues, Dock H. (USMC)

Peller, Ivan M. (Army) (2nd award)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 206 - 27 September 1950

The first Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight is awarded to First Lieutenant Ivan M. Peller, 04556782, Artillery, 90th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army, 9 August to 7 September 1950 in Korea.  During the period indicated First Lieutenant Peller performed 50 combat missions in support of the 25th Infantry Division.  Despite antiaircraft and small arms fire and hazards of weather and mountainous terrain, he flew close-in missions to spot targets for United Nations aircraft and obtain valuable reconnaissance information.  His untiring and courageous work was of inestimable value to the success of Division operations.  Entered the military service from Oklahoma.

Penn, Lloyd S. (USMC)

Pennell, Guss H. Jr. (USMC)

Pepper, LT Harold V. (USNR) (1st award)

Lieutenant Harold V. Pepper, United States Naval Reserve is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for distinguishing himself by meritorious achievement in aerial flight as a pilot in Fighter Squadron Seven Eight One, operating from the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard, in attacks on hostile North Korean and Chinese Communist forces. Lieutenant Pepper participated in twenty armed reconnaissance missions on vehicular and rail routes most frequently used by the enemy. During the period from 31 May 1951 to 18 July 1951, in the face of great enemy anti-aircraft fire he aided his division in the destruction of enemy rail and supply facilities, strafed enemy gun positions, and destroyed numerous enemy vehicular and rail cars in the Changjin, Orori, and Hungnam areas. Lieutenant Pepper performed his assigned missions with skill and courage. His devotion to duty was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Pepper, LT Harold V. (USNR) (2nd award)

Lieutenant Harold V. Pepper, United States Naval Reserve, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a pilot of Fighter Squadron Seven Hundred Eighty One, operating from U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard in attacks against hostile North Korean and Chinese Communist forces. While on an armed reconnaissance mission on 2 November 1951, Lieutenant Pepper was flying as flight leader of a flight of F9F jet aircraft when he discovered and led his flight against an enemy troop and supply convoy in the enemy held Tanchon area. Despite intense medium and light anti-aircraft fire from portable weapons within the convoy and the extremely hazardous mountain terrain which made attacks most difficult, Lieutenant Pepper persistently attacked this convoy with low-level rocket and strafing runs causing an estimated one hundred fifty casualties among the troops which ran from their troop carriers and exploding and burning eleven of the supply vehicles and five of the troop-carrying trucks. These fires burned so fiercely that they spread through three nearby enemy warehouses where intermittent explosions caused their destruction or heavy damage. The effective destruction of this supply group interrupted a delivery of vitally needed supplies and equipment to the frontline enemy troops. His courage and gallant devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Perkins, Bertram L. (USMC)

Perkins, Don M. (USMC)

Perrin, John S. (USMC)

Perry, Jack E. (USMC)

Perry, James I. (USMC) (2nd award)

Petermann, 1LT Hans J. (USAF)

By direction of the President, First Lieutenant Hans J. Petermann, AO2084983, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. First Lieutenant Hans J. Petermann distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement as navigator-bombardier of a B-26 attack bomber on the night of 14 October 1951 while participating in aerial flight against an enemy of the United Nations. While reconnoitering the main supply routes north to Pyongyang, North Korea, Lieutenant Petermann sighted a convoy of eight vehicles moving south. An immediate low-level bombing attack was pressed under his expert direction and one napalm bomb was dropped. Two vehicles were observed to burn and explode. Another convoy of twelve trucks was sighted nearby and again Lieutenant Petermann verbally directed his pilot on to the target with consummate skill. Intense and accurate flak was encountered in the vicinity, but Lieutenant Petermann calmly pinpointed their positions thus aiding the pilot in taking evasive action while keeping the trucks under continuous attack. So highly coordinated was this action that three trucks were destroyed by fire and explosions and two more probably damaged. Lieutenant Petermann's exemplary navigational skill and untiring efforts are a credit to himself, his organization, and the United States Air Force.

Peters, 1LT Garvin A. (USAF)

First Lieutenant Garvin A. Peters, United States Air Forces is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. During a strafing attack against tanks of the hostile forces near Seoul, Korea, 2 July 1950. First Lieutenant Peters was severely wounded by shrapnel from hostile anti-aircraft fire. First Lieutenant Peters, with all of his flying instruments and throttle quadrant shot away and in great pain due to a fractured left wrist and both hands torn with shrapnel wounds, did pilot his F-82G aircraft in a highly superior manner and returned this aircraft to its home station. By his skillful flying under these hazardous conditions, he did save his radar observer's life and the aircraft.

Peters, James E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Peters, James E. (USMC) (3rd award)

Peterson, Frank E. Jr. (USMC)

Petersen, Robert W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Peterson, Bernard W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Peterson, Conrad H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Peterson, Morgan M. (USMC)

Petitjean, LCDR Algel L. (USN)

Petrino, Armando R. (USMC)

Phelps, Robert C. (USMC)

Phelps, ADC Robert F. (USN)

Phillips, Allen L. (USMC)

Phillips, LTJG Edward (USN)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Edward Phillips for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of an Attack Bomber in Attack Squadron One Ninety Five, based on board the U.S.S. Princeton, during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 1 May 1951. Participating in a daring torpedo strike against the Hwachon Reservoir Dam, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Phillips approached the objective at extremely low altitude over rugged terrain in the face of intense enemy anti-aircraft fire and, although forced to recover through winding, narrow valleys, scored an effective hit on the target. With the torpedo attacks completed, he accompanied his flight to a secondary target near Chunchon and carried out a series of destructive bombing and strafing runs on hostile troop and gun positions in close support of friendly ground forces. By his expert airmanship, marked courage and unswerving devotion to duty, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Phillips was greatly instrumental in the success of a vital mission and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Phillips, Floyd G. (USMC) (2nd award)

Phillips, Leslie W. (USMC)

Phillips, LTJG Robert B. (USN)

Pickering, LTJG Richard C. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade [then Ensign] Richard C. Pickering, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron SIX (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Pierce, Leonard W. Jr. (USMC)

Pierce, Richard H. (USMC)

Pierkowski, Harry (USMC)

Pierson, 2LT Bert (90th FAB, 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO72, 23Aug50)

Pineo, Ray D. (USMC)

Pinkston, Ewell B. (USMC)

Piotrowski, Edwin (USMC)

Pittman, Jack Jr. (USMC) (Third Gold Star)

General Orders: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
SPOT: Serial 1112

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Technical Sergeant Jack Pittman, Jr. (MCSN: 0-27123), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighting Squadron Three Hundred Twelve  (VMF-312), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 26 October 1951. Participating in a close air support mission in the vicinity of Oryang-ni, Technical Sergeant Pittman carried out repeated strafing attacks against enemy troops entrenched in strategic positions overlooking advancing friendly forces and inflicted extensive damage on the hostile trenches, bunkers and personnel. Spotting an enemy tank and a group of trucks, he immediately attacked the targets in the face of intense anti-aircraft fire and continued to press daring low-level bombing and strafing runs on the objective until the hostile vehicles were completely destroyed. By his marked courage, skilled airmanship and unswerving devotion to duty, Technical Sergeant Pittman was greatly instrumental in dealing a damaging blow to the enemy and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Pittman, LCDR William R. (USN)

Place, Thomas M. Jr. (USMC)

Pokorski, Adam A. (USMC)

Pommerenk, Albert C. (USMC)

Pond, George E. (USMC)

Pond, George E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Poor, Ernest E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Pope, Eugene J. (USMC)

Porter, Mervin B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Porter, Mervin B. (USMC) (3rd award)

Poston, George O. (USAF)

Potter, Donald C. (USMC)

Potter, Lehn J. (USMC)

Powell, ADC Earl M. (USN)

Pratt, Walter H. (USMC)

Preble, 1LT Clarence E. (HQ Co., 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO95, 29Aug50)

Presley, MAJ Frank Helen (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Frank Helen Presley (MCSN: 0-10906), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Pilot in Marine Fighting Squadron Three Hundred Twelve (VMF-312), in action against enemy aggressor forces in the Korean Area on 6 October 1950. Carrying out low-level reconnaissance runs in search of hostile positions, Captain Presley succeeded in locating eight enemy tanks and skillfully led an attack in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire. Undeterred by the hostile opposition he scored direct hits on three of the enemy vehicles, completely destroying them before joining in an attack on a tank repair yard and contributing materially to the destruction of this vital hostile facility. His alertness, airmanship and gallant devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Presley, MAJ Frank Helen (USMC) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Frank Helen Presley (MCSN: 0-10906), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Twelve (VMFR-312), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 30 September to 4 December 1950. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, Captain Presley participated in combat assignments over enemy territory in the face of grave hazards, thereby contributing materially to the success of his squadron. His courage, professional skill and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Pressler, LT William J. Pressler Jr. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant William J. Pressler, Jr., United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron SIX (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Price, ENS Allen B. (USN)

Price, Elbert F. (USMC)

Price, Olen H. (USMC)

Priddy, James R. (USMC)

Profilet, ENS Leo Twyman (USN)

Pryor, James L. (USMC)

Pryor, Richard E. (USMC)

Pryor, Richard E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Pulliam, LT William Ellis II (posthumous)

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant William Ellis Pulliam, II (NSN: 0-340853), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement and gallantry while participating in aerial flight while serving with Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED NINETY-THREE (VF-193), embarked in U.S.S. Princeton (CV-37), on 2 August 1952, while engaging enemy anti-aircraft positions in the Tanchon Area of North Korea. Despite unfavorable weather conditions and concentrated anti-aircraft opposition, Lieutenant Pulliam bore the brunt of a deadly hail of enemy anti-aircraft fire to lead his division of aircraft in a dive bombing and strafing attack against the enemy gun positions. Although repeatedly hit by ground fire, he courageously pressed his attack, personally silencing three of the guns. Lieutenant Pulliam did not recover from his dive and was seen to crash with his aircraft at the target. His complete disregard for his own personal safety, relentless fighting spirit, and courageous devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Purcell, Edward Joseph (USN)

Geneer Orders: All Hands (June 1950)

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Communications Technician Third Class Edward Joseph Purcell (NSN: 2540404), United States Navy, for outstanding and heroic service in the performance of duty in an aerial flight as a member of the aircrew of a United States Navy Privateer airplane (PB4Y2) during a flight over the Baltic Sea, 8 April 1950. Taking off in an unarmed patrol plane from Wiesbaden, Germany, on 8 April, Communications Technician Third Class Purcell participated in a flight over the Baltic Sea. Performing his assigned tasks with courage and skill on this peacetime mission from which his plane failed to return, he rendered outstanding service to the Navy and to his country. His performance of duty under hazardous flight conditions reflects great credit upon Communications Technician Third Class Purcell and upholds the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Purcell, William K. (USMC)

Purdum, Frederick K. (USMC)

Purdum, Frederick K. (USMC) (2nd award)

Pursley, HN Jimmy P. (USN)

Purvis, James R. (USMC)


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Quick, William H. (USMC)

Quiel, LTJG Norwald R. (USN)

Quinn, Joseph J. (USMC)

Quinn, AL2 Errol A. (USN)

Quinn, William R. (USMC)


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Raccuia, Hugo A. Jr. (USMC)

Second Lieutenant Hugo A. Raccuia, Jr. is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as an Aerial Observer of Marine Observation Squadron SIX during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 2 October 1952. Participating in a mission over enemy territory, Second Lieutenant Raccuia braved an intense artillery and aerial barrage to mark the target for striking aircraft, materially aiding the attack planes in inflicting heavy casualties and damage upon the enemy. Although the air strikes consumed approximately two and one half hours, he remained in the vicinity to make a final damage assessment. By his exceptional skill, outstanding courage and unwavering devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant Raccuia upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Rader, CAPT Norvin E. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Norvin E. Rader for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over enemy-held North Korea on 1 April 1953. Flying as Pilot of a B-26 type aircraft, 176th Bombardment Wing Light, Fifth Air Force, engaged in a night interdiction mission, Captain Rader displayed outstanding airmanship and flying skill. In the vicinity of Sep’o-ri, Korea, a large enemy convoy was sighted. Three bombing attacks were made which caused seven secondary explosions and two sustained fires and resulted in the destruction of nine vehicles. These attacks were pressed over hazardous mountain terrain despite intense fire from enemy automatic weapons and were continued until all ordnance was expended. As a result of this highly successful mission, vital enemy supplies and transportation facilities were destroyed. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, Captain Rader brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Raff, ENS John R. (USN)

Rafferty, Thomas C. (USMC)

Raisch, Robert S. (USMC)

Raisch, Robert S. (USMC) (2nd award)

Ralph, Homer D. (USMC)

Ralph, Homer D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Randall, Burton W. (USMC)

Rankin, William H. (USMC)

Rankin, William H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Randle, LT Jack (USN)

Rause, Robert (USMC) (2nd award)

Ravensberg, Elmore F. (USMC)

Ray, Grady W. (USMC)

Raymond, Herbert D. Jr. (USMC)

Read, John L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Reali, Adolph C. (USMC)

Rector, James R. (USMC)

Redmon, ENS William L. (USN)

Redmond, Walter L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Redmond, Walter L. (USMC) (3rd award)

Reed, Edwin O. (USMC)

Reed, Harold R. Jr. (USMC)

Reed, Leslie C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Reed, Roy L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Reeder, John A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Reese, Howard E. (USMC)

Regas, William (USMC)

Reibeling, ENS Herbert A. (USN)

Reichel, ENS Alfred J. Jr. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands - February 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade [then Ensign] Alfred J. Reichel, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron FORTY-SEVEN (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Reid, Lester F. (USMC)

Reilly, Frank Jr. (USMC)

Remington, Edgar F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Renner, Robert F. (USMC)

Reusser, Kenneth L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Reynolds, Hugh F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Rice, Charles I. Jr. (USMC)

Richards, Samuel Jr. (USMC)

Rickles, Robert E. (USMC)

Riddel, Douglas A. (USMC)

Rieder, Alvin R. (USMC)

Rieder, Glenn L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Riffle, James C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Riggs, Thomas W. (USMC)

Riley, John C. (USMC)

Riley, AIRMAN Joseph E. (USAF) (1st award)

Joseph E. Riley, Airman, United States Air Force, B-26 gunner, 452nd Bomb Wing (Light), 5th Air Force, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions in the vicinity of Namsi-dong, Korea. On 10 March 1952 while engaged in a night interdiction mission, he sighted a large convoy of enemy vehicles. Numerous glide bombing attacks were made which resulted in the destruction of six vehicles. Airman Riley assisted in guiding the pilot on a series of low level strafing passes that caused fires and explosions that destroyed additional vehicles. These attacks were pressed despite intense fire from enemy automatic weapons and hazardous mountain terrain and were continued until all ordnance was expended. As a result of this highly successful mission vital enemy supplies and transportation facilities were destroyed. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, Airman Joseph E. Riley brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Riley, CPL Joseph E. (USAF) (2nd award)

Corporal Joseph E. Riley is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a machine gunner on a B-26 airplane to Pyongyang, Korea on 29 December 1951. On that date, as a crew member of the B-26 aircraft, Corporal Riley was asked by his Commander to go out on the bomb bay and free the bomb. While Corporal Riley was working in the bay area the bomb fell off its shackles and scattered frag bombs all over the bomb bay. Also the bombs were armed because the pins were pulled when they fell and were very sensitive and could trip by the bomb nose hitting anything. Corporal Riley requested the bomb doors to be opened, hung on to some service lines which ran along the bomb bay with no parachute on and cleared the bombs. Despite the hazardous condition encountered by Corporal Riley he saved the lives of the remaining crewmen. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Corporal Riley reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Riley, CPL Joseph E. (USAF) (3rd award)

Corporal Joseph E. Riley is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a machine gunner on a B-26 airplane to Naktong, Korea on 7 January 1952. On that date, as a crew member of the B-26 aircraft, Corporal Riley was working in the bay area and was asked by his Commander to look through his small access door and see if a 500 lb bomb was hung on the racks. Corporal Riley reported an 80 lb incendiary bomb had released from its shackles and was resting on a 500 lb bomb that would not release from its shackles with the pin pulled. With the bomb doors opened, the outside temperature a minus 35 degrees and no parachute Corporal Riley pulled the incendiary of the GP. Despite the hazardous condition encountered by Corporal Riley he saved the lives of the remaining crewmen. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Corporal Riley reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Rilling, Fred C. Jr. (USMC)

Ringler, Harry E. Jr. (USMC)

Risner, James Robinson (USAF) (1st award)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No.614 - 10 October 1952

he President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain James Robinson Risner, United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in Korea, on 5 August 1952. As the flight leader of four F-86's which were scrambled to intercept a formation of MiG's in the area of Pyongyang, Captain Risner sighted three formations, approximately twenty MiG's in all. One formation of six MiG's were attacking a flight of F-86's so Captain Risner's flight split into two elements and he initiated a vicious attack which momentarily stunned the enemy. Positioned behind the number two MiG Captain Risner fired several short bursts which struck the enemy aircraft in the engine and left wing root. Not satisfied with the damage already inflicted he followed the MiG through a series of violent evasive maneuvers firing several more bursts into the tail section causing it to smoke, explode and disintegrate. The MiG was last seen in a spin emitting smoke and fire. Through his superlative airmanship and selfless devotion to duty Captain Risner has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Risner, James Robinson (USAF) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 704 - 28 November 1952

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain James Robinson Risner, United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial combat against enemies of the United Nations in Korea while serving as a Pilot, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, on 5 September 1952. As leader of a flight of four F-86's Captain Risner sighted several flights of MiG's circling above him. He then observed four MiG's begin a diving attack on two F-86's, one of which hit a hung wing tank. Captain Risner dispatched his element as high cover and immediately went to the aid of the F-86's. By this time the leading MiG had closed within firing range and opened fire on the F-86 with the hung tank. Captain Risner unhesitatingly attacked the leading MiG and firing he hit the MiG from a range of 3,000 feet. He stayed with the leading MiG following him through several maximum performance maneuvers. In a brilliant display of flying skill Captain Risner cut off the enemy until at close range his withering fire started the MiG burning and the pilot was forced to eject. Captain Risner's courage and his brilliant marksmanship prevented the probable loss of an F-86 resulting in the destruction of one MiG. Through his actions he has brought the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Risner, Robinson (USAF) (2nd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 222 - 3 April 1953

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major James Robinson Risner, United States Air Force, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as the Pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, on 21 January 1953. On this occasion, Major Risner was leading a flight of four F-86's on a combat air patrol, when he attacked twelve MiG aircraft. During the ensuing engagement, Major Risner concentrated his attack upon one of the enemy aircraft. As he followed the MiG through many violent evasive maneuvers, Major Risner fired three short bursts, which disabled the enemy aircraft, forcing the pilot to abandon his crippled MiG. Simultaneously, with the enemy pilot's ejection, Major Risner's windshield was struck by debris from the disintegrating MiG. Furthermore, the flying glass particles from the shattered windshield inflicted numerous lacerations upon Major Risner's face, right hand, and entered his right eye, causing temporary blindness. Despite the combination of wounds, temporary blindness, and intense cold caused by the frigid air blasts, Major Risner safely landed his aircraft at the home base. Through his incredible tactical ability, airmanship, and courage, Major Risner not only destroyed one MiG-15, but saved his F-86 from certain destruction. By his gallantry in action and devotion to duty, Major Risner has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Ritchie, John A. (USMC)

Roark, Walter N. Jr. (USMC)

Roberts, Carson Abel (USMC)

Robertshaw, Louis Bentham (USMC) (3rd award)

Robinson, Dayton Jr. (USMC)

Robinson, Guss (USMC)

Robinson, Harry G. Jr. (USMC)

Robinson, ENS James C. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (February 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign James C. Robinson, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Robinson, Jimmy P. (USAF) (posthumous)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 49 - 9 June 1953

Captain Jimmy P. Robinson, United States Air Force, distinguished himself by heroism and extraordinary devotion to duty in aerial flight over Eniwetok Atoll on 1 November 1952.  Captain Robinson, flying an F-84 aircraft at high altitude, was charged with obtaining classified data of the highest importance to the Nation.  He elected to execute this difficult mission rather than return to base, even in the face of extremely adverse weather, wind, and other operational conditions.  When the mission was completed, he steered his aircraft for Eniwetok Air Base with a minimum amount of fuel.  He conserved his remaining fuel with utmost skill, but with Eniwetok Air Base in sight, his engine flamed out.  Although advised to bail out while at sufficient altitude, Captain Robinson, disregarding his personal safety, elected to attempt to glide to the field to save the valuable data his fighter was carrying.  He crashed into Eniwetok Lagoon just short of the airfield and was killed.  Captain Robinson's heroism, selflessness, and devotion to duty reflect the greatest credit on himself and are in keeping with the finest traditions of the United States Air Force and the military service.

Robinson, Robert C. (USMCR) (2nd award-first one in WWII)

For heroism while participating in aerial fight, as a member of Marine Flight Squadron 312 on 3 September 1951, in the vicinity of Hwangju, KOREA. Captain Robinson led a four plane attack against the enemy’s rail line connecting the capital city of Pyongyang with the rail and highway network supplying the western and central fronts. Despite intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire protecting this vital target, Captain Robinson maneuvered his division into position and aggressively pressed home the attack. On his first run, he scored a direct hit on the railroad with a one thousand pound bomb and six one hundred pound bombs, cutting the rails in several places, thereby severely hampering the enemy’s effort to keep this main supply route in operation. By skillfully coordinating the fire power of his division, he then succeeded in neutralizing the anti-aircraft batteries adjacent to the target through a series of aggressive low level strafing attacks. In spite of the fact that he sustained several hits on his own aircraft from enemy anti-aircraft fire, he made repeated attacks on these positions, personally destroying one position and damaging another. During this engagement, Captain Robinson displayed outstanding qualities of skill aggressiveness and courage. His Conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Rodd, Richard T. Jr. (USMC)

Rodriguez, AL3 Manuel (USN)

Rogers, Francis H. (USMC)

Rogers, HM1 Joe N. (USN)

Rogers, William W. Jr. (USMC)

Roisum, Kenneth F. (USMC)

Roland, Harold E. Jr. (USMC)

Roland, Harold E. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Rollins, John J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Roscoe, Anthony J. (USMC)

Rosen, PETTY OFFICER 3C Arthur (USN)

Arthur Rosen, Petty Officer Third Class, United States Navy, tail gunner in a PB4Y-2, during the Korean conflict, Machinist's Mate Third Class Rosen awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as an Aircrewman of a Patrol Bomber in Patrol Bombing Squadron One Hundred Eighteen during operations against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of Korea on May 15 and June 24 and 26, 1945. Participating in attacks against enemy shipping and shore installations in the face of intense Japanese anti-aircraft fire, Rosen aided in obtaining valuable information concerning hostile forces and contributed materially to the sinking of two enemy freighters, the crippling of five Japanese vessels and to the damaging of radar installations and a lighthouse. His courage and devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Roser, Herbert E. (USMC)

Ross, George O. (USMC)

Ross, LTJG Jack W. (USN)

Ross, John D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Ross, Joseph A. (USMC)

Ross, Thomas J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Roueche, Brett E. (USMC)

Rowan, 1LT John M. (USAF) (1st award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant John M. Rowan (AFSN: 0-1911680), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 25 May 1952 in Korea. As wingman in a flight of four F-84 aircraft, 69th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 58th Fighter Bomber Group, Fifth Air Force, Lieutenant Rowan displayed exceptional airmanship when he accompanied his flight through marginal weather to the target near Tansan-Dwog, Korea, where he attacked and severed the enemy rail line. Following this attack on reconnaissance south of Kangyu they spotted a convoy of twenty trucks. The flight immediately carried out a series of devastating strafing runs on these trucks in which Lieutenant Rowan destroyed one and damaged another leaving the target only when a critical fuel shortage made it necessary. As a result of this mission the enemy's rail lines were severed and he was denied trucks vital to his transportation system. Through his skill, courage, and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Rowan has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Rowan, 1LT John M. (USAF) (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Rudy, Rylen B. (USMC)

Ruffner, Paul M. (USMC)

Rupe, Donald E. (USMC)

Rushfeldt, Collin H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Rushlow, Ray D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Russell, Robert J. (USMC)

Rutty, Edward J. (USMC)

Ruvolo, 1LT Sam J. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Sam J. Ruvolo for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over enemy held North Korea on 22 February 1953. Flying as navigator-bombardier of a B-26 type aircraft, 17 Bombardment Wing (Light), Fifty Air Force, engaged in a night interdiction mission, Lieutenant Ruvolo displayed outstanding navigation and bombing skill. In the vicinity of Wonsan, Korea, a large enemy convoy was sighted. Five bombing attacks were made which caused thirteen secondary explosions and five sustained fires and resulted in the destruction of thirteen ammunition laden vehicles. These attacks were pressed over extremely hazardous mountain terrain despite the ever present threat of attack by enemy aircraft and were continued until all ordnance was expended. As a result of this highly successful mission, vital enemy supplies and transportation facilities were destroyed. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Ruvolo brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Ryan, John T. (USMC)

Ryan, Thomas R. (2ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 87 - 5 November 1950

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul 8, 1928), the First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in serial flight is awarded to the following named officer: Captain Thomas K. Ryan, 0472142, Corps of Engineers, Army of the United States, 7 October 1950 to 10 October 1950.  Entered the military service from Oregon.


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Sadeski, Adolph G. (USMC)

Sadeski, Adolph G. (USMC) (2nd award)

Sallade, Paul H. (USMC)

Sallesa, AO2 Rocco S. (USN)

Samis, Charles C. (USMC)

Sams, Rufus D. Jr. (USMC)

Samuelson, AMM2 William M. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (June 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class William M. Samuelson, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron SIX (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Sapp, AD1 Warren C. (USN)

Sauser, Donald J. (USMC)

Savage, Richard A. (USMC)

Scarboro, Don (USMC)

Scarborough, Hartwell Vick Jr. (USMC) (7th award)

Schiavo, Joseph R. (USMC)

Schied, ENS Charles F. (USN)

Schirra, Lt. Walter Marty Jr. (USN)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Air Force Award) to Lieutenant Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. (NSN: 0-447891), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 23 October 1951. As an element leader in a flight of four F-84E type aircraft, providing close escort on B-29 type bombers, Lieutenant Schirra displayed exceptional airmanship by leading his element against repeated attacks by enemy aircraft which were attacking the bomber formation in the vicinity of Namai Airfield, North Korea. During the ensuing engagement, Lieutenant Schirra was credited with one probable enemy kill and one damaged enemy aircraft. As a result of the aggressiveness and ability displayed by Lieutenant Schirra, the B-29 bombers were able to reach their target and inflict heavy damage on the enemy airfield, despite heavy enemy flak. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Schirra has brought great credit upon himself, the United States Air Force, and the United States Navy.

Schlaudt, Robert C. (USMC)

Schloss, Philip A. Jr. (USMC)

Schmagel, Arthur O. (USMC)

Schmidt, Carl E. (USMC)

Schnettler, Edward L. (USMC)

Schoenberger, Leonard (USMC)

Schoner, Albert C. (USMC)

Schriver, Richard J. (USMC)

Schroeder, Charles L. (USMC)

Charles L. Schroeder, Major, United States Marine Corps, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron Five Hundred Thirteen during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on the nights of 12 and 13 April 1953. Participating in the development and evaluation of searchlight-illuminated night close air support assaults against heavily defended and well-entrenched enemy front-line positions, Major Schroeder carried out two low-level bombing and strafing attacks on the carefully camouflaged objective in the face of intense hostile antiaircraft fire. Diving to minimum altitude, he skillfully maneuvered his aircraft through the precipitous terrain and scored direct bomb hits on enemy personnel shelters. By his superb airmanship, courageous initiative and determination, Major Schroeder was largely responsible for the success of two missions that demolished four personnel shelters and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. His steadfast devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Untied States Naval Service.

Schuerman, Mervyn T. (USMC)

Schuerman, Mervyn T. (USMC) (2nd award)

Schulz, 1LT Richard G. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Richard G. Schulz for extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight on September 20, 1950, as Wingman of two B-26 type aircraft. Lieutenant Schulz displayed outstanding airmanship while flying through marginal weather to the target area. With the use of rockets he personally destroyed three boxcars at Okchon, Korea and damaged one locomotive southeast of Taejon. At Sintansin, he bombed and strafed the marshaling yards leaving four boxcars burning and the tracks damaged. As a result of his highly successful mission, supplies destined for the enemy were destroyed or damaged. By his personal courage and devotion to duty Lieutenant Schulz has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Schuster, ADC Duane P. (USN)

Schuttler, Allen R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Schwartz, Charles c. (USMC) (2nd award)

Schwendimann, Henry N. (USMC) (2nd award)

Schwendimann, Henry N. (USMC) (3rd award)

Schwindt, Louis W. (USMC)

Scott, Jack C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Scott, James N. (USMC)

Scott, John L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Scott, John L. (USMC) (3rd award)

Scott, Lee L. Jr. (USMC)

Scribner, Robert G. (USMC)

Robert G. Scribner for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Eleven during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 13 February 1952. Participating in a close air support flight in the vicinity Tosan, First Lieutenant Scribner carried out a series of devastating bombing and strafing attacks in the face of intense automatic-weapons fire against a concentration of enemy trucks and troops shielded by revetments and surrounded by automatic-weapons positions, personally scoring three direct hits and contributing materially to the damage or destruction of twenty hostile trucks. Diving repeatedly through the enemy fire, he persisted in his attacks until all ordnance was expended and neutralization of the staging area was assured. By his marked courage, skilled airmanship and devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Scribner was greatly instrumental in dealing a damaging blow to the enemy and upheld the highest traditions of the Untied States Naval Service.

Scroggs, Frank W. Jr. (USMC)

Seaman, Milford V. (USMC)

Sebourn, Albert

Segala, ENS John A. (USN)

Segner, Donald R. (USMC)

Seipp, Leroy A. (USMC)

Seitz, Charles E. Jr. (USMC)

Seitz, Frederick H. (USMC)

Sellers, Thomas Milford (USMC)

Sellers, Thomas Milford (USMC) (2nd award)

Serrin, Dalvin (USMC)

Sessions, Beryl B. (USMC)

Severance, Dave E. (USMC)

Severson, Martin A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Severson, Ronald I. (USMC)

Sewell, Charles A. (USMC)

Shadrick, Ural W. (USMC)

Shamis, CAPT Edward (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Edward Shamis (MCSN: 0-29569), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighter Squadron Three Hundred Eleven (VMF-311), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 22 July 1952. While participating in a bombing attack against a heavily defended enemy supply center, Captain Shamis was severely and painfully wounded by a shattering burst of hostile anti-aircraft fire. Despite the severity of his wounds, the extensive damage to his aircraft and increasing defensive fire, he resolutely pressed home the attack to score direct hits on the target. Upon recovering from the diving assault, he improvised a tourniquet from a rubber oxygen tube and successfully stopped the flow of blood from his shattered left arm. Although losing consciousness intermittently and in an advanced state of shock, he resolutely piloted his faltering plane to a friendly air base where he executed a successful crash-landing with only one landing gear and an unexpended bomb hanging from the right wing. By his outstanding courage, professional skill and selfless devotion to duty, Captain Shamis contributed materially to the success of a mission that demolished a major enemy supply installation, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Shangraw, AD1 Reynold D. (USN)

Shank, James W. (USMC)

Sharkey, Harold L. (USMC)

Sharpe, Winfield S. (USMC) (2nd award)

Shawe, 1LT Hamilton Bruce Jr. (USAF)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 140 - December 28, 1950

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Hamilton Bruce Shawe, Jr. (AFSN: 0-17395), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with the 8th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 29 August 1950, in Korea.

Shawe, 1LT Hamilton Bruce Jr. (USAF) (2nd award)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 106 - February 10, 1951

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Hamilton Bruce Shawe, Jr. (AFSN: 0-17395), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with the 8th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 6 November 1950, in Korea.

Shea, LTJG Stephen J. (USN)

Shearer, AL1 Clarence R. (USN)

Sheldon, LTJG George M. (USN)

Sheridan, AD1 Philip H. (USN)

Shields, John E. (USMC)

Shields, Robert F. (USMC)

Shoden, John C. (USMC)

Shook, Frank A. Jr. (USMC)

Showalter, Charles E. (USMC)

Shuler, HM3 Donald E. (USN)

Shumate, Bert E. (USMC)

Shutt, George H. Jr. (USMC)

Siegfried, William G. Sr. (USMC)

Siegfried, William G. Sr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Silverthorne, LT Frederick W. (USN)

Simmons, Robert L. (USMC)

Simonds, Frank H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Simonson, Marshall E. (USMC)

Simpson, Archie D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Sims, 1LT George P.

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant George P. Sims (AFSN: AO-2223547), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 18 November 1952 as a navigator of an unarmed RD-26 of the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (Night Photo). Lieutenant Sims was assigned a special reconnaissance mission to ferret out suspected parking areas for enemy vehicles. This mission involved visual reconnaissance, photographic reconnaissance, and the direction of fighter aircraft to the target area. By pinpoint pilotage under extremely adverse conditions and despite intense, continuous, and accurate flak, Lieutenant Sims was able to obtain visual and photographic coverage of the target area. Having completed this phase of his mission, Lieutenant Sims remained in the area during daylight hours, and successfully directed a fighter-bomber strike on the target area, and was instrumental in bringing about the destruction of a large number of enemy supply vehicles. The devotion to duty and personal courage shown by Lieutenant Sims reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Sinclair, Robert B. (USMC)

Sinderholm, John K. Jr. (USMC)

Siniard, Marvin L. (USN)

Sirois, John A. Jr. (USMC)

Sisk, LCDR Hoke M. (USN)

Sjoberg, Curtis L. (USMC)

Skeen, ALAN Earl V. (USN)

Skinner, John Jr. (USMC) (3rd award)

Skorich, John (USMC)

Skorich, John (USMC) (2nd award)

Slay, Robert D. (USMC)

Slenning, Bradford N. (USMC)

Slenning, Bradford N. (USMC) (2nd award)

Smart, William D. (USMC) (2nd award)

Smedley, Kenneth C. (USMC)

Smith, LT Billie E. (USN)

Smith, Burneal E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Smith, LT Carl E. (USN)

Smith, 1LT Cecil B. (USAF)

By direction of the President, First Lieutenant Cecil B. Smith, AO-2221631, United States Air Force, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

First Lieutenant Cecil B. Smith distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while flying as pilot of a B-26 type attack bomber, over enemy held territory in North Korea on 13 October 1951. While performing an armed reconnaissance mission on a main supply route, Lieutenant Smith sighted a large enemy convoy which appeared to be halted at an assembly point on the read north of Inchon. At the time of the observation, the weather in the area was becoming under-cast making close attack dangerous. However, Lieutenant Smith dropped below the cloud cover and made his first bombing pass. Six (6) violent explosions were observed when one (1) large fire was started in a building area in which it was believed that ammunition was stored. Two (2) additional bomb runs and several strafing passes were made on the Garret at low altitudes, although the exploding ammunition from the fire, as well as small area fire from automatic weapons positions made these passes extremely hazardous. Close observation revealed that twelve (12) vehicles were destroyed and a large building was left in flames, which was reported by other returning crews as still burning fiercely, with intermittent explosions, four (4) hours after the attack. As a result of this mission, vital supplies were destroyed, seriously hampering the enemy's potential. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Smith has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Smith, Darrell N. (USMC) (2nd award)

Smith, Edgar L. (USMC)

Smith, Edward D. (USMC)

Smith, AM1 Edward H. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (February 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class Edward H. Smith, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron FORTY-SEVEN (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Smith, Floyd (USMC) (2nd award)

Smith, George E. (USMC)

Smith, Harold E. (USMC)

Smith, Herbert D. (USMC)

Smith, Jerry B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Smith, John C. (USMC)

Smith, Leland R. (USMC)

Smith, LCDR LeRoy P. (USN)

Smith, Mercer R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Smith, O. Murl (USMC)

Smith, Raymond M. (USMC)

Smith, Richard J. (USMC)

Smith, Robert C. (USMC)

Smith, Robert E. Jr. (USMC)

Smith, Robert T. (USMC)

Smith, 1LT Robert W. (USAF)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 252 - May 1, 1952

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Robert W. Smith (AFSN: FR-20881), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 1 April 1952 over North Korea. On that date, Lieutenant Smith was leading an element of two F-86's as part of an escort for an unarmed RF-80 aircraft which was photographing a main supply route north of Sinanju. Two MiG-15 type aircraft began an attack on the RF-60 but Lieutenant Smith cut them off and scored hits on the lead aircraft with a long burst from extreme range. This MiG then began violent evasive maneuvers but Lieutenant Smith followed and scored with several more bursts, destroying the enemy aircraft. Due to Lieutenant Smith's excellent positioning of the element his wingman was able to destroy the remaining MiG-15. Lieutenant Smith's exemplary leadership and aggressiveness saved the unarmed RF-80 from damage and resulted in the destruction of two enemy aircraft. His exceptional courage and devotion to duty have brought credit upon himself, his comrades in arms of the United Nations, and the United States Air Force.

Smith, AOAN Ronald D. (USN)

Smith, Willis Preston (USAF)

Smithe, 1LT Dewey H. (HQ Co., 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (GO73, 23Aug50)

Smock, Kenneth J. (USMC)

Smunk, Louis R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Smyth, Eugene J. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Snapper, John N. (USMC) (2nd award)

Snapper, John N. (USMC) (3rd award)

Snow, Avery C. (USMC)

Snow, CAPT Harold S. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Harold S. Snow for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot of a F-51 aircraft of the 18th Fighter Bomber Wing, Fifth Air Force, on 11 December 1952, as a Flight Commander of a unit of two (2) F-51 type aircraft. Captain Snow exhibited superior airmanship, outstanding leadership and exceptional bravery when he navigated over hazardous mountainous terrain through extremely unfavorable weather conditions direct to the target at Ch’aemyong-Dong, Korea. With bombs and machine guns, Captain Snow pressed a devastating attack against enemy supply shelters and truck concentrations, scoring direct hits despite intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire. After expending all ordnance, Captain Snow discovered several supply shelters and numerous trucks in a valley near the position of his attack. Reporting his findings to controllers and requesting that more aircraft be vectored to this target, Captain Snow remained in the area to direct the air strike of thirty-two (32) F-84 aircraft. With complete disregard for his personal safety, this officer repeatedly marked the target by making dangerously low strafing passes exposing himself each time to intense anti-aircraft fire. After maximum destruction had been achieved, Captain Snow led his wingmen safely back to his home base. As a result of this highly successful mission, ten (10) trucks and five (5) supply shelters were destroyed, twenty eight (28) additional trucks were damaged and three (3) secondary explosions were observed. This strike destroyed and damaged vital enemy transportation and storage, seriously hampering the enemy’s potential. Through his skill, courage and devotion to duty, Captain Snow has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Snyder, James W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Sokol, Edward (USMC)

Soladay, Harry S. (USMC) (2nd award)

Soncrant, Edward L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Soltis, William J. (AF)

Southerland, Ernest E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Spanjer, Ralph H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Sparling, Walter E. (USMC)

Spaulding, Josiah A. (USMC)

Spencer, Richard T. (USMC)

Spiro, Michael E. (USMC)

Spooner, Mike E. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Sproull, ENS William C. Jr. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (February 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign William C. Sproull, Jr., United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron FORTY-SEVEN (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Sprowls, Walter C. (USMC)

Spurr, Thomas L. (USMC)

Squires. Gordon R. (USMC)

St. Denis, Thomas F. (USMC)

Thomas F. St. Denis, Second Lieutenant, USMC, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a plane in Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron Five Hundred Thirteen during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on the nights of 13 and 15 April 1953. Participating in the development and evaluation of searchlight-illuminated night close air support missions against heavily defended and well-entrenched hostile front-line positions, Second Lieutenant St. Denis conducted nine low-level bombing and strafing assaults against the enemy on both nights, despite intense hostile antiaircraft fire. Diving to minimum altitude, he skillfully maneuvered his jet fighter bomber through the precipitous terrain to score direct bomb hits on enemy bunkers, trenches and automatic weapons. By his exceptional bombing accuracy and outstanding initiative, Second Lieutenant St. Denis was greatly responsible for the success of missions that destroyed a major enemy strong point and substantially reduced pressure on front-line elements of friendly ground forces. By his skilled airmanship, courage, and steadfast devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant St. Denis reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

St. John, Rosce R. (USMC)

St. John, Roscoe R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stacy, Arthur R. (USMC)

Stage, John W. (USMC)

Staheli, AL1 Geopald D. (USN)

Stahlstrom, Harry A. (USMC)

Stainback, ATC William D. (USN)

Stanfill, Herman F. (USMC)

Stanley, Delbert L. (USMC)

Stanton, Eldon C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stanton, AD1 Hillis T. (USN)

Staples, Murray M. (USMC)

Stavnaw, AD3 Calvin G. (USN)

Steed, Robert E. (USMC)

Steele, Fred A. (USMC)

Steinkraus, Robert F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stellch, ENS Reynold F. Jr. (USN)

Steman, Louis H. (USMC)

Sternhagen, 2LT William G. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant William G. Sternhagen for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of an F-86 with the 8th Fighter Bomber Wing, Fifth Air Force, on 16 June 1953. Flying the element lead position in a flight of four F-86 aircraft on a close support mission, Lieutenant Sternhagen displayed outstanding airmanship and combat effectiveness while attacking enemy front line bunkers, personnel shelters, and troops in the open near Kumwha, North Korea. Displaying exceptional bravery, Lieutenant Sternhagen made extremely low and dangerous dive bombing and strafing runs and scored direct hits on the enemy positions with his two (2) one thousand (1,000) pound bombs. Despite enemy anti-aircraft fire, Lieutenant Sternhagen initiated repeated runs on the target and scored direct hits, killing enemy personnel and destroying personnel shelters and bunkers. The assessment given the flight by the controller was two (2) bunkers destroyed, seven (7) personnel shelters destroyed, and twenty (20) enemy personnel killed. As a result of this highly successful mission, enemy front line positions were destroyed, severely hampering the enemy's combat potential in this area. By his outstanding airmanship, skill, and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Sternhagen has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Sterrett, ENS Bailey D. Jr. (USN)

Stevens, Clyde R. (USMC)

Stevens, Warren S. (USMC)

Stewart, Grover S. Jr. (USMC)

Stewart, Lynn H. (USMC)

Stigall, Robert L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stockum, Lemuel P. (USMC)

Stokesberry, AMC William A. (USN)

Stone, Edgar J. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stone, John R. (USMC)

Stonelake, Joseph O.L. (USMC)

Stoneman, Russell H. (USMC)

Storey, ALC Jack W. (USN)

Storide, ENS Arthur J. (USN)

Stover, Gordon A. (USMC)

Stowers, Robert M. (USMC)

Stowers, Robert M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stratton, Franklyn H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stratton, William T. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Street, Charles E. Jr. (USMC)

Street, Lewis C. Jr. (USMC)

Strickland, ENS GordonE. (USN)

Strickland, James M. (USMC)

Strickland, John Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Strieby, Robert A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stringi, Joseph G. (USMC)

Strom, Richard F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stuart, AD2 George L. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (February 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class George L. Stuart, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron FORTY-SEVEN (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Stuart, William J. (USMC)

Stuckey, Harry B. (USMC)

Stuckey, Harry B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stuebing, Robert F. (USMC)

Stuebing, Robert F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stufflebeem, LTJG John D. (USN)

Stuhlman, Frank W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Stump, Roland T. (USMC)

Stutler, Fred (USMC)

Sugg, Joel D. Jr. (USMC)

Sullivan, John W. (USMC)

Sullivan, John W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Sullivan, Walter E. Jr. (USMC)

Summitt, ENS Clyde W. (USN)

Sumner, John S. (USMC)

Sundberg, LT Harry J. (USN)

Sutherland, ADC Carl W. (USN)

Sutton, James G. (USMC)

Swanson, 1LT Robert John

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Robert John Swanson (AFSN: FV-930392), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight against an enemy of the United Nations on the night of 25 November 1952, while serving as pilot of a B-26 attack bomber of the Third Bombardment Wing (Light), FIFTH Air Force. While reconnoitering his target area in search of enemy vehicular traffic, a series of small convoys were sighted north of Pyongyang, North Korea. Lieutenant Swanson fearlessly pressed immediate attacks on these prime targets, despite the presence of known enemy anti-aircraft positions. Displaying exceptional airmanship and maintaining excellent crew coordination, Lieutenant Swanson was able to destroy eight enemy vehicles by fire and explosions. Lieutenant Swanson's superior professional knowledge and personal courage reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Swanson, Russell (USMC)

Swartley, John N. (USMC)

Sweatmon, Robert F. Jr. (USMC)

Swedberg, John E. Jr. (USMC)

Swinburne, LT Harry W. Jr. (USN)

Swindall, Lee B. (USMC)

Swinford, David G. (USMC)

Sylvester, AL1 Robert A. (USN)


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Tait, Leonard R. (USMC)

Tanner, Francis C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Taylor, Andrew T. (USMC)

Taylor, LTJG Conway A. (USN)

Taylor, Irving G. (USMC)

Taylor, Mervin L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Taylor, Robert W. (USMC) (2nd award)

Taylor, Roy M. (USMC)

Taylor, Summerfield M. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Teel, CAPT Marvin F. (USAF)

Captain Marvin F. Teel is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary meritorious achievement and heroism while participating in a combat mission against enemy forces in the vicinity of Singaye in North Korea on 28 August 1951. Despite sub-marginal weather Captain Teel, as pilot of a B-26 type light bomber flew his aircraft through his assigned area for purposes of interdiction. In this area a convoy of approximately 75 vehicles was sighted and a bomb run was attempted. The bombs failed to release but the bomb run brought forth a barrage of heavy and intense anti-aircraft fire, as well as heavy and accurate small arms fire. Despite these hindrances Captain Teel returned for two additional bomb runs to achieve the greatest possible effectiveness from the bomb lead of 260 pound fragmentation bombs fitted with VT type fuses. When the bomb load was dispatched, he continued with numerous dangerous strafing passes until his ammunition was completely expended. These passes required that Captain Teel fly his aircraft down through high mountainous terrain despite the poor visibility and low hanging clouds in the area. An estimate of result of this heroic effort by Captain Teel showed approximately ten vehicles were completely destroyed and approximately twenty vehicles were damaged. The time spent in the immediate area during these tactics was 55 minutes. This officer's magnificent display of personal courage and flying skill reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Templeton, Gilbert R. (USMC)

Terry, Wilson C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Teufer, LTC William E. (USN)

Tharp, AT1 Paul R. (USN)

Thelen, LT Robert H. (USN)

Thomas, AOAN Bob W. (USN)

Thomas, Hasil S. (USMC)

Thomas, John P. (USMC) (2nd award)

Thomas, 1LT Lynn E. (USAF)

First Lieutenant Lynn E. Thomas is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for exemplary determination, extraordinary flying skill and courage on a combat mission over North Korea. As element leader in a flight of four (4) F-80 type aircraft, Lieutenant Thomas was entering his bomb run when his aircraft was struck in the right tip tank by a forty (40) millimeter projectile, severing the tip tank and placing the aircraft in a spin. He recovered from the spin and spotted the anti-aircraft battery which was continuing to fire at his flight. He then altered his bomb run at the battery, which he demolished with a direct hit, thereby insuring the safety of the flight. By his skill, determination, and high personal courage, Lieutenant Thomas has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force

Thomas, Myron E. Jr. (USMC)

Thomas, Ralph H. (USMC)

Thomas, Roy L. (USMC)

Thomason, AT2 Kenneth P. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (February 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Electronics Technician First Class Kenneth P. Thomason, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron FORTY-SEVEN (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Thompson, Elmer P. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Thompson, ENS John A. Jr. (USN)

Thompson, John S. (USMC)

Thorgersen, Alton J. (USAF)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 604 - September 2, 1953

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Alton J. Thorgersen, United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 19 July 1953 in aerial combat against enemies of the United States in Korea, as pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, 5th Air Force. On this day, Lieutenant Thogersen was leading a two ship element in a flight of four F-86's on a combat patrol deep in enemy territory when he sighted eight MiG-15's and called them out to his flight leader. As his leader initiated an attack on one of the MiGs, Lieutenant Thogersen observed four of the remaining enemy MiGs slide out for a counter attack. Skillfully maneuvering his aircraft, Lieutenant Thogersen aggressively turned into the four MiGs forcing them to break off their counter attack. At that time, four more enemy MiGs attacked Lieutenant Thogersen and his flight leader, but through superior airmanship and fearless courage, Lieutenant Thogersen also engaged these four and forced them away from his leader. By aggressively engaging the eight enemy aircraft and keeping them from attacking his flight leader, Lieutenant Thogersen, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, allowed his leader to accomplish the destruction of one MIG-15. This mission exemplifies the exceptionally outstanding airmanship and selfless courage displayed by Lieutenant Thogersen throughout his combat tour, and reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Thorin, AMC Duwane W. (USN)

Thornburg, ENS Thomas H. (USN)

Thornbury, Donald S. (USMC) (2nd award)

Thorpe, Robert T. (USMC)

Thurston, Francis H. (USMC)

Tinsley, Hubert (USMC)

Tippie, Charles W. (USMC)

Tivnan, Joseph (USMC)

Todd, James R. (USMC)

Tofte, CAPT Harvey A. (USMC)

Captain Harvey A. Tofte is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Korea while serving with a Marine helicopter transport squadron on 8 July 1953. Serving as a pilot, Captain Tofte displayed exceptional courage, professional skill and devotion to duty. He volunteered to evacuate by helicopter a critically wounded Marine from a forward medical company to a hospital ship. Despite prior knowledge that the flight would take place during the hours of darkness over mountainous terrain under extremely adverse weather conditions, he expressed complete disregard for his personal safety and courageously flew to the medical company. After recovering the seriously injured Marine, he dauntlessly flew to the hospital ship through rain and fog and over mountainous terrain in an aircraft not equipped with navigational instruments. His heroic efforts, determination and exceptionally competent airmanship expeditiously delivered the man to the best medical facilities available and aided materially in saving the man's life. Realizing that no other aircraft were available for emergency evacuation missions, he returned to the squadron's forward echelon through the same hazardous flying conditions in order to make his aircraft available for any future evacuation missions. Captain Tofte's alertness, efficient action and devotion to duty served as an inspiration to all who observed him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Tooker, 1LT Donald K. (USMC)

First Lieutenant Donald Tooker, United States Naval Service is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a pilot of a fighter plane against the enemy on 6 June 1951. First Lieutenant Tooker, as a section leader in a four-plane flight on a close air support mission east of the Hwach’on Reservoir in Korea, worked in conjunction with the Forward Air Controller of a Marine Battalion that was pinned down by Chinese Communist troops. In spite of intense small arms fire and extremely adverse weather conditions, First Lieutenant Tooker repeatedly led his section in making minimum altitude attacks with napalm, rockets and strafing against the entrenched enemy troops. These successful attacks enabled the United Nations forces to occupy this important objective with negligible opposition. Three hundred enemy dead were confirmed by the occupying forces. With unerring judgment and outstanding airmanship, First Lieutenant Tooker dealt a damaging blow to the enemy. His aggressive actions and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Tope, Lyle V. (USMC)

Torbett, Eddie C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Torrance, William S. (USMC)

Tosdal, Orlando S. (USMC)

Toups, Thaddeus J. (USMC)

Townsend, Forrest I. (USMC)

Traut, Earl W. (USMC)

Travers, Joseph J. (USMC)

Traynor, William L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Trebon, Iver W. (USMC)

Trent, AT2 James A. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (February 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Electronics Technician Second Class James A. Trent, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron FORTY-SEVEN (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Trethrie, ENS Richard A. (USN)

Tubbs, Ralph J. (USMC)

Tubbs, Ralph J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Tucker, AOC Lester B. (USN)

Tulk, William A. Jr. (USMC)

Turner, James B. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Tuttle, John W. (USMC)

Tweed, McDonald D. (USMC)


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Ullman, Vernon O. (USMC)

Ullom, Thomas H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Unterkofler, John J. (USMC)

Usher, Edward G. Jr. (USMC)


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Valentine, Herbert James (USMC) (3rd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Master Sergeant Herbert James Valentine (MCSN: 0-10561/632207), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Observation Squadron SIX (VMO-6), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 23 September to 7 December 1950. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, Master Sergeant Valentine participated in daring flights over an active combat area. By his skill, courage, and devotion to duty in the face of grave hazards, he contributed materially to the success of vital operations and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Valentine, Herbert James (USMC) (2nd award)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Master Sergeant Herbert James Valentine (MCSN: 0-10561/632207), United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as Pilot of a Plane in Marine Observation Squadron SIX (VMO-6), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 5 August to 22 September 1950. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, Master Sergeant Valentine participated in daring flights over an active combat area. By his skill, courage, and devotion to duty in the face of grave hazards, he contributed materially to the success of vital operations and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Van Campen, Hiel L. (USMC)

Van Dalsem, Robert R. (USMC)

Van Deusen, Larry R. (USMC)

Van Gundy, Eugene A. (USMC)

Van Hoomissen, 1LT George A. (USMC)

First Lieutenant George A. Van Hoomissen is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as an Aerial Observer attached to the First Marine Division (Reinforced), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 4 January 1953. During an extremely dangerous flight over hostile terrain, First Lieutenant Van Hoomissen directed a highly successful air strike against enemy positions and, despite persistent and intense enemy anti-aircraft fire, courageously remained in the area to adjust the bomb drops by the striking aircraft. By his outstanding skill, marked courage and selfless devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Van Hoomissen contributed materially to the destruction or damage of numerous enemy installations and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Van Ness, William R. (USMC)

Van Ry, James Q. (USMC) (2nd award)

Van Slooten, Ens. Don (USNR)

In the name of the President of the United States the Commander Seventh Fleet, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (First Award) to Ensign Don Van Slooten, 508000/1315, U.S. Naval Reserve, Attack Squadron One Hundred Ninety Five in the Korean Theater.  Basis of Award: For distinguishing himself by extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of an Attack Bomber in Attack Squadron One Hundred Ninety-Five attached to the U.S.S. Princeton 105-371, in an attack on North Korean and Chinese Communist Forces at Hyon Ni, Korea on 30 April 1951, while upholding the policies of the United Nation’s Security Council. His primary mission was close air support of United Nation’s ground forces under heavy fire from enemy positions located on top of a ridge. As he led his section into the target area he was immediately brought under fire by intense heavy anti-aircraft fire. With complete disregard for his own personal safety he pressed home an attack on the enemy positions. Despite the fact that his aircraft was severely damaged on his first attack, he continued his napalm and strafing attacks to extremely low levels and is personally credited with the destruction of four mortal, one pillbox and inflicting one hundred fifty casualties on enemy troops entrenched on the ridge. As a result of his determination and accuracy in hitting the enemy and leading his flight in their attack, the enemy fire on friendly troops was halted and the enemy was forced to retreat allowing friendly troops to occupy and secure the ridge. Ensign Van Slooten was then directed to lead his section in bombing attacks with their remaining fragmentation bombs on buildings housing enemy troops east of the Huachon Reservoir. In the face of intense anti-aircraft fire he bombed and strafed the buildings, destroying ten buildings and inflicting casualties on an estimated fifty enemy troops. With his own ordnance expended, he continued to make deck level reconnaissance of the area spotting targets for the other members of his flight to attack. Ensign Van Slooten’s devotion to duty was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Van Valkenburg, Harris C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Vance, Johnnie C. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Vance, Johnnie C. Jr. (USMC) (3rd award)

Vaughan, George F. (USMC)

Verlander, LTJG Joseph M. (USN)

Vernon, Frederick A. (USMC)

VerPlanck, James W. (USMC)

Vetter, Jack R. (USMC)

Villanueva, ENS Xavier V. (USN)

Villareal, Ramon S. (USMC)

Vollick, Richard H. (USMC)

Voth, Stanley B. (USMC) (2nd award)


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Wachsler, William J. (USMC)

Wade, LTJG William D. (USN)

Waddell, Walter D. (USMC)

Wadsworth, Thomas B. (USMC)

Wadsworth, Thomas B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Wagenhoffer, Martin D. (USMC)

Waggoner, Thomas J. (USAF)

Headquarters, 5th Air Force
General Orders No. 229 - April 18, 1952

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Thomas H. Waggoner (AFSN: AO-1909948), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 24 September 1951, in Korea.

Wagner, Arthur (USMC)

Wagner, Arthur (USMC) (2nd award)

Wagner, ENS Eugene R. (USN)

Wagner, AD3 George E. (USN)

Wagner, Joseph F. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Wagner, ENS William George (USN) (posthumous)

General Orders: Board Serial 368 (April 9, 1951)

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Ensign William George Wagner (NSN: 0-301502), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Fighter Plane in Composite Squadron Sixty-Two (VC-62), attached to U.S.S. Leyte (CV-32 on his Twelfth Photographic Reconnaissance flight against enemy forces in Korea, on 28 November 1950.

Wailes, Eugene A. (USMC)

Walker, Alexander S. Jr. (USMC)

Walker, Robert A. (USMC)

Walker, William L. (USMC)

Wallace, CAPT Charles M. Jr. (USMC)

Wallace, Donald M. (USMC)

Wallace, ENS Edwin S. lJr. (USN)

Wallace, George M. (USMC)

Wallace, Henry Knox (USN)

Wallace, Ralph D. (USMC)

Wallace, Samuel A. (USMC)

Wallace, Samuel A. (USMC) (2nd award)

Waller, Wilbourn (USMC) (2nd award)

Walley, James M. (USMC) (2nd award)

Walsh, George R. (USMC)

Walsh, John H. (USMC)

Walters, Chester T. (USMC)

Walton, Lewis J. (USMC)

Waltonen, 1LT Wallie W. (USAF)

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Wallie W. Waltonen for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over enemy-held North Korea on 3 May 1953. Flying as Pilot of a B-26 type aircraft, 17th Bombardment Wing Light, Fifth Air force, engaged in a night-interdiction mission, Lieutenant Waltonen displayed outstanding airmanship and flying skill. In the vicinity of Singo-san, Korea, a large enemy convoy was sighted. Six bombing attacks were made which caused six secondary explosions and four sustained fires and resulted in the destruction of nine vehicles. These attacks were pressed over hazardous mountain terrain despite intense fire from enemy automatic weapons and were continued until all ordnance was expended. As a result of this highly successful mission, vital enemy supplies and transportation facilities were destroyed. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Waltonen brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Wamel, William W. Jr. (USMC)

Waner, George E. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (February 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class George E. Waner, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Ward, Charles C. (USMC)

Ward, Dale L. (USMC)

Ward, Ralph P. Jr. (USMC)

Ward, Richard T. (USMC) (2nd award)

Ware, Gerald M. (USMC)

Warren, Goodell P. (USMC)

Warren, 1LT James C. (USAF) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

By direction of the President, First Lieutenant James C. Warren, United States Air Force, has been awarded the First Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cross. James C. Warren distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over enemy held North Korea on 4 May 1953. Flying as navigator-bombardier of a B-26 type aircraft, 17th Bombardment Wing Light, Fifth Air Force, engaged in a night interdiction mission, Lieutenant Warren displayed outstanding bombing and navigation skill. In spite of sub marginal weather and restricted visibility a large convoy of enemy vehicles was sighted near Singosan, Korea. Numerous bombing attacks were made causing fourteen secondary explosions and five sustained fires which resulted in the destruction of eleven vehicles and damaged numerous additional vehicles. These attacks were pressed over hazardous mountain terrain despite the ever present threat of fire from enemy automatic weapons and attack by enemy aircraft and were continued until all ordnance was expended. As a result of this highly successful mission vital enemy supplies and transportation facilities were destroyed. By his personal courage, devotion to duty and outstanding ability, Lieutenant Warren has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. James

Warren, James E. Jr. (USMC)

Warren, Joe L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Warren, Robert F. (USMC) (2nd award)

Warren, Robert F. (USMC) (3rd award)

Warren, Stephen G. (USMC) (2nd award)

Waryek, Henry (USMC)

Wasson, Glenn Everett

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Glenn Everett Wasson (AFSN: FR-21904), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on the night of 1 September 1952, as Navigator-Bombardier of a B-26 attack bomber, 3d Bombardment Wing (L), FIFTH Air Force. Lieutenant Wasson displayed outstanding airmanship and navigational skill while vectoring his bomber on armed reconnaissance over the enemy's main supply route between Kwalsen and Sinchon, North Korea. A large convoy was sighted and immediately brought under attack. Despite intense and accurate hostile anti-aircraft fire which damaged the aircraft, Lieutenant Wasson, utilizing superior bombing skill, scored several direct hits on three lucrative targets and further directed the pilot on a series of glide bombing passes. These aggressive attacks resulted in the destruction of four enemy vehicles by fire and explosion, thereby depriving the enemy of vitally needed supplies and equipment. By his high skill, courage and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Wasson has reflected credit upon himself, his organization and the United States Air Force.

Waters, Cloyd E. (USMC)

Watson, Alexander (USMC)

Watson, Richard L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Watts, Bigelow Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Watts, LTC Donald L. Jr. (2nd Gold Star)

Watts, LTC Donald L. (3rd Gold Star)

Watts, Frederick T. Jr. (USMC)

Watts, Ivan L. (USMC)

Weaver, Charles A. (USMC)

Weaver, James R. (USMC)

Webb, Charles E. (USMC)

Webster, Richard J. (USMC) (2nd award)

Webster, William J. (USMC)

Weems, George W. (USMC)

Weir, William A. (USMC)

Welch, Robert N. (USMC) (2nd award)

Welch, Robert P. (USMC)

Welker, George J. (USMC)

Weltzel, AOC Raymond G. (USN)

Wenzell, LT Richard M. (USN) (1st award)

Wescott, MAJ William Henry (USAF)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major William Henry Wescott (AFSN: AO-665478), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Fighter Pilot of the 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group, Fifth Air Force, in Korea on 13 April 1952. Leading a flight of four F-86 type aircraft, Major Wescott's flight, flying at an altitude of approximately thirty-three thousand feet, sighted a flight of four MiG-15 type aircraft, west of Sinuiju, Korea. Pressing the attack, Major Wescott closed to a very close range on number four man of the MiG-15 formation and fired several short bursts making a direct hit on the fuselage, causing internal explosion and the pilot to bail out. Major Wescott, with display of aggressiveness and high professional skill, attacked number three man of the MiG-15 formation and again made string direct hits on the fuselage causing an internal explosion. The MiG-15 began to burn and spin until it crashed in the vicinity of Sinuiju. By the destruction of two MiG-15 type aircraft, Major Wescott demonstrated outstanding leadership, courage and flying ability and has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Wescott, MAJ Wiliam Henry (USAF) (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Wesley, Rupert C. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Wessel, Wallace (USMC)

West, LTJG Raymond W. (USN)

Westling, David Y. (USMC)

Wheeler, Charles R.

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 247 - 25 October 1950

Corporal Charles R. Wheeler, RA14159667, Artillery, 8th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army.  During the period 24 July to 10 September 1950 in Korea, Corporal Wheeler performed fifty combat missions in support of the 25th Infantry Division.  Despite antiaircraft and small arms fire and hazards of weather and mountainous terrain they flew close-in missions to spot targets for United Nations aircraft and obtain valuable reconnaissance information.  His untiring and courageous work was of inestimable value to the success of Division operations.  Entered the military service from Tennessee.

Wheeler, ADC Thomas J. (USN)

Wheeler, LT Wilfred III (USN)

Whipple, Charles C. (USMC)

Whisner, MAJ William Thomas Jr. (3rd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster_

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major William Thomas Whisner, Jr. (AFSN: 0-16324A/0-798190), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as a Fighter Pilot, 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 5th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force, on 6 January 1952. While flying as flight leader, in a flight of four F-86 type aircraft, Major Whisner and his element spotted two MiG's heading south near the Yalu River. Diving on the MiG's the two F-86's closed to within five thousand feet of them. The MiG's split and Major Whisner followed the one to the left. Major Whisner pressed his attack, closing to four hundred feet. He fired several short bursts and the MiG began to burn and tumble. The MiG hit the ground and exploded. By his aggressiveness and skill, Major Whisner has brought great credit to himself and the United States Air Force.

Whisner, MAJ William Thomas Jr. (4th Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Whisner, MAJ William Thomas Jr. (5th Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Whitacre, Charles Jr. (USMC)

White, Erving F. (USMC)

White, Thomas A. (USMC)

White, William J. (USMC)

Whitefield, Melvin L. (USMC)

Whitesel, ASM1C Carl W.

General Orders: All Hands - October 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class Carl W. Whitesel, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron Six (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Whitten, Robert R. (USMC)

Whittlesby, ENS Eugene H. (USN)

Whittlesey, LTJG Eugene H. (2ID)

Wiater, AMC Francis J. (USN)

Wickham, CAPT Harold R.

By direction of the President, Capt. Harold R. Wickham, AO-821130, United States Air Force, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Capt. Harold R. Wickham, on the night of 2 February 1953, distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot of an unarmed RB-26 of the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Night Photo.  Captain Wickham was assigned the mission of railroad reconnaissance of the East Coast of North Korea. The mission was coordinated with intruder aircraft and the primary run was to seek out and destroy enemy locomotives.  In the vicinity of Munchon, a locomotive was sighted and intruder aircraft were vectored to the target.  With the arrival of intruder aircraft, Captain Wickham dropped flares in order to light up the target area for attack.  In spite of intense and concentrated flak, Captain Wickham made three runs for the purpose of lighting the target area, and remained in the area until intruder aircraft had expended their ordnance, and then obtained photographic coverage of the target.  The coolness, devotion to duty, and courage displayed by Captain Wickham reflects great credit on himself and on the United States Air Force.

Wieczorek, Myron P. (USMC)

Wiedenkeller, Paul T. (USMC) (2nd award)

Wilber, AO1 Raymond H. (USN)

Wilcox, Wilbur D. (USMC)

Wilhoyte, Hugh B. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Wilker, Dean (USMC)

Wilkinson, John H. (USMC)

Willey, ADC Ernest M. (USN)

Williams, Donald F. (USMC)

Williams, Duke Jr. (USMC)

Williams, Frank L. Jr. (USMC)

Williams, Kenneth E. (USMC)

Williams, Merrill L. (USMC)

Williams, Robert (USMC)

Williams, Royce M. (USMC)

Williamson, Herbert H. (USMC) (2nd award)

Williamson, Major Walter L.

Willis, ENS Maurice C. (USN)

General Orders: All Hands (February 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign Maurice C. Willis, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Member of a Patrol Plane Crew in Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47), during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, from 2 July to 25 December 1950. Completing thirty-five combat missions during this period, he participated in daring strikes against the enemy in the face of imminent hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition. By his outstanding skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty throughout, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Wilson, Alexander (USMC)

Wilson, Frank E. (USMC)

Wilson, Frank E. (USMC) (2nd award)

Wilson, LT George N. (USN)

Lieutenant George N. Wilson is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as Pilot of a Fighter Plane in Fighter Squadron Six Hundred Fifty Three, based on board the U.S.S. Valley Forge, during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 13 May 1952. While flying as a member of a group of five planes on a special interdiction mission against the vital enemy rail net in the heavily defended area of northeast Korea, Lieutenant Wilson participated in numerous daring attacks on the objective in the face of intense hostile anti-aircraft fire to destroy an enemy locomotive, a tender and sixteen boxcars, and severely damaged a second locomotive. Although his plane was damaged by hostile fire, he unhesitatingly continued his search for enemy trains and, proceeding to the village of Munchon, pressed home three determined attacks to personally destroy one large locomotive and tender, and inflict major damage upon a second locomotive. By his outstanding courage, skilled airmanship and loyal devotion to duty, Lieutenant Wilson contributed materially to the success of the mission and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Wilson, James E. Jr. (USMC)

Wilson, Paul E. (USMC)

Wilson, Rex (USMC)

Wilson, Robert H. (USMC)

Wilson, Sidney J. Jr. (USMC)

Winchell, Kenneth H. (USMC)

Winchester, Eugene H. (USMC)

Wineriter, George L. (USMC) (2nd award)

Winneberger, George L. Jr. (USMC)

Winters, Jack B. (USMC)

Winters, Richard A. (USMC)

Witt, William T. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Wojcik, Michael F. (USMC)

Wolf, Howard (USMC)

Wolf, Howard (USMC) (2nd award)

Wolf, John C. (USMC) (2nd award)

Wood, Allan T. (USMC)

Wood, Allan T. (USMC) (2nd award)

Wood, ENS Robert C. (USN)

Wood, Robert L. (USMC)

Woodbridge, Charles L. (USMC)

Woodbury, Robert D. Jr. (USMC)

Woodroof, William B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Wortman, James B. (USMC) (2nd award)

Wosser, Joseph L. Jr. (USMC)

Wright, Raymon (USMC)

Wuethrich, ENS Don L. (USN)


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Yachik, Theodore R. (USMC)

Yancey, MAJ William Burbridge Jr. (USAF)

Yankus, John (USMC)

Yankus, John (USMC) (2nd award)

Yates, 1LT Arnold R. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 176 - October 13, 1950

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Arnold R. Yates (ASN: 0-2014624), United States Army, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with the 24th Infantry Division Artillery, in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea during the period from 20 July to 23 August 1950.

Yeager, Earl H. Jr. (USMC)

Yeager, Earl H. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Ylitalo, LTJG Elmer W. (USN)

Yoon, CAPT Eung Yul (Republic of Korea AF)

Captain Yoon, Eung Yul distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as First Fighter Lead Pilot assigned to the 10th Fighter Group, Republic of Korea Air Force, Kangnung Air Base, Republic of Korea. Early in the Korean War it was determined the Seunghori Railroad Bridge was a central United Nations’ target that had to be destroyed as it was the central enemy supply route used in transporting war supplies from Communist China to Central and Eastern North Korean fronts. After several failed attempts by United Nations Forces, the Republic of Korea Air Force readily took on this imposing operation. On 15 January 1952, six Republic of Korea Air Force F-5 I fighters led by Captain Yoon took off for Pyongyang, capital of North Korea & In a superb display of airmanship and determination of mission accomplishment, Captain Yoon and his flight without regard to their own personal safety expertly descended their aircraft from the required attack altitude of 8,000 feet to only 4,000 feet, while providing expert precision bombing in dropping their munitions from a normal 3,000 foot altitude to an amazingly low 1,500 feet. The six sorties provided by the six fighters commenced with the dispensing of 12 bombs, 24 rockets, and 47,000 rounds of machine gun ammunition, and resulted in the destruction of two spans of the supply bridge, six anti-aircraft firing positions, one supply point, three bunkers, and one enemy building. The successful Seunghori Railroad Bridge interdiction operation resulted from the undying spirit of the Republic of Korea Air Force pilots, who placed their own safety at great risk to serve their country. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Yoon reflect great credit upon himself, the Republic of Korea Air Force, and the United States Air Force.

Yorg, George J. (USMC)

York, Warren M. Jr. (USMC) (2nd award)

Young, LTJG Robert S. (USN)

Young, Warren R. (USMC) (2nd award)

Young, Warren R. (USMC) (3rd award)

Yount, Vance L. Jr. (USMC)

Yurs, Walter E. (USMC)


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Zane, William E. (USMC)

Zbella, William E. (USMC)

Zeiger, Clarence L. Jr. (USMC)

Zimmershead, ADC Clarence E. (USN)

 

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