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   Korean War 

Air Force
Recipients Of The
Distinguished Service Cross

(We believe this listing to be COMPLETE. While there is a remote possibility we have missed someone, particularly a LATE AWARD, in all probability these are the ONLY recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross  in the Korean War.)

36 Awards

  Detailed Alphabetical List 

Name

Rank

Group/Wing

Unit

 

Date of Action

Remarks

  Baker, Royal N.

Col.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Feb 14, 1953

Double Ace

  Blesse, Frederick C.

Maj.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Sep 8, 1952

Double Ace

  Bryan, William W.

Maj.

19th F/B Group

19th F/B Gp.

F-51

Feb 1 - 21, 1951

WWII Ace

  Davis, George A., Jr.

Maj.

4th F/I Wing

USAF

F-86

Nov 27, 1951

Ace WWII & Korea (MOH)

  Dixon, Jacob W.

Ltc.

8th Recon Sqd.

 

 

 

 

  Fernandez, Manuel J., Jr.

Cpt.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Mar 21, 1953

Double Ace

  Fischer, Harold E. (POW)

Cpt.

51st F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Feb 16, 1953

Double Ace

  Freligh, Lawrence E.

Maj.

6167 AB Group

5th AF

B-26 (Pilot)

Dec 8, 1952

 

  Garrison, Vermont

Ltc.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Jun 5, 1953

Double Ace

 *Gebaur, Arthur W., Jr. (MIA)

Ltc.

49th F/B Wing

5th AF

F-84

Aug 29, 1952

 

  Georgi, William F.

Ltc.

49th F/B Wing

5th AF

F-84

Dec 11, 1952

 

 *Halton, William T. (MIA)

Col.

18th F/B Wing

USAF

F-51

Apr 6, 1952

WWII Double Ace

  Hicks, Forrest L.

1Lt.

617 Ops. Sqd.

5th AF

B-26 (Nav.)

Dec 8, 1953

 

  Jabara, James

Cpt.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

May 20, 1951

Double Ace

  Johnson, James K.

Col.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Jun 30, 1953

Double Ace

  Ledford, James H.

T/Sgt.

6167 Ops. Sqd.

USAF

B-26 (Engr.)

Dec 8, 1952

 

  MacArthur, David W.

1Lt.

FAC

ROK Inf.

 

Apr 21 - 23, 1951

Ground Action

  McConnell, Joseph Jr.

Cpt.

51st F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

May 18, 1953

Triple Ace

  Moore, Lonnie R.

Cpt.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

July 12, 1953

Double Ace

  Morse, John, Jr.

1Lt.

136 F/B Group

USAF

F-84

Nov 17, 1951

 

  Najarian, John J.

1Lt.

3d ARS

 

SA-16

Jun 11, 1951

Air Rescue

  Nichols, Donald

Cpt.

OSI

USAF

 

Apr 17, 1951

Special Ops

  O'Donnell, Emmett, Jr.

Maj. Gen.

CG/B. Cmd.

FEAF

B-29

Jul 13 - Sep 16, 1950

 

  Orr, Robert H.

Col.

49th F/B Wing

5th AF

F-84

Nov 17, 1952

 

*Parker, Robert B.

1Lt.

3d ARS

USAF

H-5(G)

Nov 28, 1950

Air Rescue

  Parr, Ralph

Cpt.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Jun 30, 1953

Double Ace (AFC) 

  Partridge, Earle E.

Maj. Gen.

C.G.

5th AF

RF-80

Jul 14 - Sep 28, 1950

Reconnaissance

*Rhoads, John K.

Cpt.

67th Recon

5th AF

RF-80

Jul 27, 1953

Reconnaissance

  Savage, Richard L.

1Lt.

452 Bomb

USAF

B-26 (Pilot)

Apr 7, 1951

 

 *Shields, Everett L., Jr (MIA)

1Lt.

58th F/B Wing

5th AF

F-84

Jul 19, 1953

 

 *Spath, Charles R. (MIA)

1Lt.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Feb 3, 1952

 

  Stratemeyer, George E.

Lt.Gen.

 

Far East AF

RF-80

Jul 14 - Sep 28, 1950

Reconnaissance

  Tunner, William H.

Maj. Gen.

Cargo Cmd

Far East AF

 

Oct 20, 1950

 

  Vojvodich, Mele, Jr.

Cpt.

67th Recon

5th AF

RF-86

Jan 3, 1953

 

  Whisner,  William T., Jr. (2OLC)

Maj.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Feb 23, 1952

 3x Ace (WWII} 2@ DSCs - Ace (Korea) 

  Wilkerson, Desmond R.

Pfc.

3ARS

USAF

H-5(G)

Nov 28, 1950

Air Rescue

* Indicated Posthumous Awards

  Detailed Chronological List 

Name

Rank

Group/Wing

Unit

 

Date of Action

Remarks

  O'Donnell, Emmett, Jr.

Maj. Gen.

CG/B. Cmd.

FEAF

B-29

Jul 13 - Sep 16, 1950

 

  Partridge, Earle E.

Maj. Gen.

C.G.

5th AF

RF-80

Jul 14 - Sep 28, 1950

Reconnaissance

  Stratemeyer, George E.

Lt.Gen.

 

Far East AF

RF-80

Jul 14 - Sep 28, 1950

Reconnaissance

  Tunner, William H.

Maj. Gen.

Cargo Cmd

Far East AF

 

Oct 20, 1950

 

*Parker, Robert B.

1Lt.

3d ARS

USAF

H-5(G)

Nov 28, 1950

Air Rescue

  Wilkerson, Desmond R.

Pfc.

3ARS

USAF

H-5(G)

Nov 28, 1950

Air Rescue

  Bryan, William W.

Maj.

19th F/B Group

19th F/B Gp.

F-51

Feb 1 - 21, 1951

WWII Ace

  Savage, Richard L.

1Lt.

452 Bomb

USAF

B-26 (Pilot)

Apr 7, 1951

 

  Nichols, Donald

Cpt.

OSI

USAF

 

Apr 17, 1951

Special Ops

  MacArthur, David W.

1Lt.

FAC

ROK Inf.

 

Apr 21 - 23, 1951

Ground Action

  Jabara, James

Cpt.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

May 20, 1951

Double Ace

  Najarian, John J.

1Lt.

3d ARS

 

SA-16

Jun 11, 1951

Air Rescue

  Morse, John, Jr.

1Lt.

136 F/B Group

USAF

F-84

Nov 17, 1951

 

  Davis, George A., Jr.

Maj.

4th F/I Wing

USAF

F-86

Nov 27, 1951

Ace WWII & Korea (MOH)

 *Spath, Charles R. (MIA)

1Lt.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Feb 3, 1952

 

  Whisner,  William T., Jr. (2OLC)

Maj.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Feb 23, 1952

 3x Ace (WWII} 2@ DSCs - Ace (Korea) 

 *Halton, William T. (MIA)

Col.

18th F/B Wing

USAF

F-51

Apr 6, 1952

WWII Double Ace

 *Gebaur, Arthur W., Jr. (MIA)

Ltc.

49th F/B Wing

5th AF

F-84

Aug 29, 1952

 

  Blesse, Frederick C.

Maj.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Sep 8, 1952

Double Ace

  Orr, Robert H.

Col.

49th F/B Wing

5th AF

F-84

Nov 17, 1952

 

  Freligh, Lawrence E.

Maj.

6167 AB Group

5th AF

B-26 (Pilot)

Dec 8, 1952

 

  Ledford, James H.

T/Sgt.

6167 Ops. Sqd.

USAF

B-26 (Engr.)

Dec 8, 1952

 

  Georgi, William F.

Ltc.

49th F/B Wing

5th AF

F-84

Dec 11, 1952

 

  Vojvodich, Mele, Jr.

Cpt.

67th Recon

5th AF

RF-86

Jan 3, 1953

 

  Baker, Royal N.

Col.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Feb 14, 1953

Double Ace

  Fischer, Harold E. (POW)

Cpt.

51st F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Feb 16, 1953

Double Ace

  Fernandez, Manuel J., Jr.

Cpt.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Mar 21, 1953

Double Ace

  McConnell, Joseph Jr.

Cpt.

51st F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

May 18, 1953

Triple Ace

  Garrison, Vermont

Ltc.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Jun 5, 1953

Double Ace

  Johnson, James K.

Col.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Jun 30, 1953

Double Ace

  Parr, Ralph

Cpt.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

Jun 30, 1953

Double Ace (AFC) 

  Moore, Lonnie R.

Cpt.

4th F/I Wing

5th AF

F-86

July 12, 1953

Double Ace

 *Shields, Everett L., Jr (MIA)

1Lt.

58th F/B Wing

5th AF

F-84

Jul 19, 1953

 

*Rhoads, John K.

Cpt.

67th Recon

5th AF

RF-80

Jul 27, 1953

Reconnaissance

  Hicks, Forrest L.

1Lt.

617 Ops. Sqd.

5th AF

B-26 (Nav.)

Dec 8, 1953

 

  Dixon, Jacob W.

Ltc.

8th Recon Sqd.

 

 

 Not Available

 

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