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The Distinguished Flying Cross is a medal awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself or herself in combat in support of operations by "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight, subsequent to November 11, 1918." The decoration may also be given for an act performed prior to that date when the individual has been recommended for, but has not received the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or Distinguished Service Medal.
The Distinguished Flying Cross, was authorized by an Act of Congress of July 2, 1926, an act amended by Executive Order 7786 on January 8, 1938. It was awarded first to Herbert Dargue, and not Charles Lindbergh as many believe.
Wayne K. Candor, Ensign, U.S.N.R.
James W. Davis, Ensign, U.S.N.R.
Robert M. Epperson, Aviation Radioman Second Class, U.S.N.R.
Abraham Levine, Aviation Radioman third Class, U.S.N.R.
Harold D. Stover, Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class, U.S.N.
William P. Strickland, Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.
Martin L. Dana, Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.
The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States which was established by Executive Order 9158, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, on May 11, 1942. The Air Medal is retroactive to September 8, 1939.
The Air Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, shall have distinguished himself/herself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.
Awards may be made to recognize single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service. Award of the Air Medal is primarily intended to recognize those personnel who are on current crew member or non-crew member flying status which requires them to participate in aerial flight on a regular and frequent basis in the performance of their primary duties. However, it may also be awarded to certain other individuals whose combat duties require regular and frequent flying in other than a passenger status, or individuals who perform a particularly noteworthy act while performing the function of a crew member but who are not on flying status. These individuals must make a discernible contribution to the operational land combat mission or to the mission of the aircraft in flight.
Ralph E. Cheney, Lieut., USN
Thomas W. Erickson, Ensign, USNR
Ernest C. Porterfield, Aviation Radioman 1c, USN
William P. Strickland, Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.
Edward J. Duff, Aviation Chief Machinist's Mate, U.S.N.R.
The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration which may be awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service. When awarded for bravery, it is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The medal is awarded to a member of the military who, while serving in or with the military of the United States after 6 December 1941, distinguished him- or herself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight, while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.
Awards may be made for acts of heroism, performed under circumstances described above, which are of lesser degree than required for the award of the Silver Star. Awards may also be made to recognize single acts of merit or meritorious service. The required achievement or service while of lesser degree than that required for the award of the Legion of Merit must nevertheless have been meritorious and accomplished with distinction.
George M. Barron, Pharmachist's Mate Third Class, U.S.N.R.
Samuel G. Booras, Pharmacist's Mate third Class, U.S.N.R.
W. E. Czajkowski, BM2c, U.S.N.
Richard G. Ganahl, Commander, USN
Harold A. Kent, Coxswain, U.S.N.
Edward C. Kulhanek, Coxswain, U.S.N.R.
John R. Lambert, Lieutenant Commander, USN
Harold F. Lang, Lieutenant, U.S.N.
Lawrence C. Metzler, CFC
Added to list because he didn't receive the medal until after the Cruise Book was printed
Edward A. Mitchell, Captain, U.S.N.
Frank Mubi, Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.
Robert L. Neyman, Commander, U.S.N.
George Saunders, Lieutenant (junior grade), U.S.N.R.
George Swinston, Jr., Captain, U.S.M.C.
Donald E. Wharff, Pharmachist's Mate First Class, U.S.N.R.
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