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U.S. Army Air Force
Awards of the Silver Star

for 
Conspicuous Gallantry
in Action During

WORLD WAR II

Posted May 2007 - Next Scheduled Update: July 2007

World War II Army Air Force Silver Star Citations
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ALBINO, ANTHONY A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Anthony A. Albino, Warrant Officer, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters Squadron, 18th Air Base Group (R), during the Japanese air attack on the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Mr. Albino, then a Technical Sergeant, with disregard for his personal safety, volunteered to take the private automobile of an officer and secure additional ammunition for machine guns, which were set up on the rear porches of the Air Base Barracks. Permission to do this was granted and he twice drove to the Ordnance Warehouse at Wheeler Field, each trip requiring approximately one-quarter of an hour, and returned with sufficient boxes of ammunition to enable the machine gunners to continue the operation of their guns and to throw up a heavy curtain of fire. The area through which he drove was under exceptionally heavy fire from enemy planes. The action of Mr. Albino was an exceptionally meritorious one and was far beyond the normal call of duty, and his voluntary performance of this detail, his initiative, presence of mind, and coolness under fire reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

*AVERY, ROBERT L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Robert L. Avery, Private First Class, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group (N), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Private First Class Avery, for conspicuous bravery during the attack, assisted in putting a machine gun in action and later operated one of the guns. In the latter part of the attack, Private First Class Avery was killed.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

BASYE, WILLIAM E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William E. Basye (0-22386), Lieutenant Colonel (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as member of an air crew of the 10th Air Force, while participating in a raid against the Japanese Concession in Hankow, China, on 16 July 1942. The actual bombing of Hankow was performed in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, but so precisely did every member of this crew perform his assigned duties, that every bomb dropped was seen to land directly in the target area. This one mission was responsible for the destruction of large quantities of gasoline and other war supplies, in addition to several hundred enemy casualties, and further resulted in shattering the enemy's confidence in their protection against air raids, as evidenced by Chinese Intelligence reports confirming the results of this raid. Such gallantry in action in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire while carrying out a successful attack in an area known to be defended by superior numbers of enemy fighters is characteristic of the finest traditions of the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, China Air Task Force, General Orders No. 19 (December 20, 1942)

BERNARD, FRED B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Fred B. Bernard (33279634), Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action near Tarakan, Borneo, Netherlands East Indies, on 8 April 1945. Sergeant Bernard was a radar operator-gunner in the crew of a Catalina aircraft dispatched to rescue the crew of a B-25 down in Japanese-controlled waters. When a P-38 pilot sighted a dinghy and led the rescue plane to the area, the Catalina had to fly within 200 yards of enemy guns. They set up an intense barrage of enemy anti-aircraft and machine-gun fire, badly damaging the Catalina and wounding Sergeant Bernard and another crew members. Although he was painfully wounded Sergeant Bernard remained at his guns to provide fire cover during the rescue and submitted to medical attention only after the rescued airmen had been made comfortable. The exceptional courage and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Bernard in disregarding his own suffering to insure the safety of others exemplify the highest traditions of the United States Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, General Orders Number 1277 (June 27, 1945)
Home of Record: Arnold, Pennsylvania

BESER, JACOB
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jacob Beser (0-66), First Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while engaged in aerial flight against the Japanese Empire on 6 August 1945. Lieutenant Beser was the Radar Countermeasurers Officer for a combat crew of the B-29 aircraft of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, 509th Composite Group, TWENTIETH Air Force, which flew from a base in the Marianas Islands to drop on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare. Flying 1500 miles over open water to the coast of Japan, they manned their assigned positions and crossed the island of Shikoku and the Inland Sea. They constantly faced the danger of being hit by anti-aircraft fire, enemy fighters, or suffering mechanical or other failures which would intensify the risks of carrying this powerful missile. Throughout the mission the element of hazard from the unknown prevailed, for this was the first time that this bomb, much more destructive than any other in existence, had been dropped from an airplane. The effect it would have on the airplane and these crew members was only to be estimated. Shortly after 0900 they brought the plane in over the city, and at 0915 the bomb release was pressed. The bomb cleared, and fell toward the planned objective. They then headed from the area and, despite a minor effect from the detonation, returned safely to their home base. By their courage and skillful performance of duty achieved in outstanding fashion despite the dangers involved in accomplishment of this historic mission, these individuals distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement and reflect great credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, 20th Air Force, General Orders Number 69 (September 22, 1945)

BISHOP, SAMUEL W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Samuel W. Bishop, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 44th Pursuit Squadron, 18th Pursuit Group, at Bellows Field and over the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, and waters adjacent thereto, on 7 December 1941. When surprised by a heavy air attack by Japanese Forces on Bellows Field and the vicinity, and while under fire, First Lieutenant Bishop attempted to take off to engage the enemy, and in so doing was wounded and his plane so badly damaged that he was forced to make a crash landing in the waters nearby, and though wounded managed to swim ashore. Lieutenant Bishop's initiative, presence of mind, coolness under fire against overwhelming odds in his first battle, and determined action contributed to a large extent toward driving off this sudden enemy air attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

BLAKE, GORDON A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gordon A. Blake, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Lieutenant Colonel Blake remained in the Field control tower during the worst of the bombardment and calmly directed the safe landing of Flying Fortresses arriving from the Mainland.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

*BROWN, HARRY M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Harry M. Brown, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 47th Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group, at Wheeler Field and over the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, and waters adjacent thereto, on 7 December 1941. When a surprise attack was launched by a large number of Japanese airplanes on Wheeler Field, Territory of Hawaii, and the vicinity thereto, Second Lieutenant Brown immediately proceeded by automobile to the Haleiwa Landing Field, a distance of approximately ten miles, where the planes of his squadron were located. The trip was made under heavy enemy fire. Upon arrival at Haleiwa Landing Field, he took off with an airplane for the purpose of attacking the enemy forces, without first obtaining information as to the number or type of planes in the attacking forces. He engaged an enemy aircraft and carried on combat until the enemy made his escape in a cloud formation. Shortly after this encounter, he flew over Kaene Point where two of the hostile forces pursued a friendly aircraft in battle. Lieutenant Brown immediately attacked, shooting one of the enemy down and aiding in driving off the other. Lieutenant Brown's expertness in battle during this engagement was instrumental in saving the life of the pilot in the friendly aircraft. Again, after being joined by another of the friendly forces, Lieutenant Brown attacked a hostile aircraft and continued to fire upon it until his ammunition ran out. The enemy aircraft was last seen by him heading out to sea in evident distress. Lieutenant Brown's initiative, presence of mind, coolness under fire, expert maneuvering of his plane, and determined action contributed to a large extent toward driving off the sudden and unexpected enemy air attack of 7 December 1941.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

BURT, WILLIAM B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William B. Burt, Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 86th Observation Squadron during the Japanese air attack at Bellows Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Sergeant (then Private) Burt, without prior training in the gunner's cockpit of an C-473 type observation airplane, sustained fire being delivered by diving flying enemy aircraft. His position was precarious due to the quality of enemy fire. However, Private Burt remained in his post until the conclusion of the raid.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

CAMPBELL, CLAYTON J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Clayton J. Campbell (0-419237), First Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as member of an air crew of the 10th Air Force, while participating in a raid against the Japanese Concession in Hankow, China, on 16 July 1942. The actual bombing of Hankow was performed in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, but so precisely did every member of this crew perform his assigned duties, that every bomb dropped was seen to land directly in the target area. This one mission was responsible for the destruction of large quantities of gasoline and other war supplies, in addition to several hundred enemy casualties, and further resulted in shattering the enemy's confidence in their protection against air raids, as evidenced by Chinese Intelligence reports confirming the results of this raid. Such gallantry in action in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire while carrying out a successful attack in an area known to be defended by superior numbers of enemy fighters is characteristic of the finest traditions of the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, China Air Task Force, General Orders No. 19 (December 20, 1942)

CARON, GEORGE R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to George R. Caron (12143134), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while engaged in aerial flight against the Japanese Empire on 6 August 1945. Technical Sergeant Caron was Central Fire Control Gunner for a combat crew of the B-29 aircraft of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, 509th Composite Group, TWENTIETH Air Force, which flew from a base in the Marianas Islands to drop on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare. Flying 1500 miles over open water to the coast of Japan, they manned their assigned positions and crossed the island of Shikoku and the Inland Sea. They constantly faced the danger of being hit by anti-aircraft fire, enemy fighters, or suffering mechanical or other failures which would intensify the risks of carrying this powerful missile. Throughout the mission the element of hazard from the unknown prevailed, for this was the first time that this bomb, much more destructive than any other in existence, had been dropped from an airplane. The effect it would have on the airplane and these crew members was only to be estimated. Shortly after 0900 they brought the plane in over the city, and at 0915 the bomb release was pressed. The bomb cleared, and fell toward the planned objective. They then headed from the area and, despite a minor effect from the detonation, returned safely to their home base. By their courage and skillful performance of duty achieved in outstanding fashion despite the dangers involved in accomplishment of this historic mission, these individuals distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement and reflect great credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, 20th Air Force, General Orders Number 69 (September 22, 1945)

CARR, REUBEN A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Reuben A. Carr, Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 22d Material Squadron, during the Japanese air attack on the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. With disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Carr volunteered to man a machine gun whose crew had been killed. Sergeant Carr then immediately set forth under continued fire to the dismantled gun, putting it in action, and continued to deliver an effective, accurate fire upon the Japanese aircraft throughout the entire raid. The bravery, coolness and good judgment displayed by Sergeant Carr on this occasion, reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

*CHAPMAN, DONALD V.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Donald V. Chapman, Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Corporal Chapman, conspicuous for his bravery under fire, assisted in repair of an airplane during the severe attack of bombing and strafing centered on the hangars. Corporal Chapman was killed in this attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

*DAINS, JOHN L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to John L. Dains, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 47th Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group, at Haleiwa Field and over the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. When the American forces on Oahu were surprised by a heavy attack launched by Japanese forces, Lieutenant Dains took off to combat the enemy in a F-40 type airplane without advance information regarding the strength, disposition or type of enemy aircraft. Lieutenant Dains flew three missions on the morning of 7 December 1941, a total of approximately two and one-half hours. The first two missions were flown in a P-40 type airplane, and the third mission in a P-36 type airplane. He was killed in action during the third mission. Lieutenant Dains' undaunted courage and determined action contributed to a large extent toward driving off the sudden enemy air attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

DRIER, ELMER L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Elmer L. Drier, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 23d Bombardment Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group (H), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Master Sergeant Drier, conspicuous for bravery, was present at the hangar throughout the entire raid, assisting in salvaging of airplane parts. Master Sergeant Drier's actins during the attack helped to save large numbers of airplanes from destruction by fire.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

DUZENBURY, WYATT E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Wyatt E. Duzenbury, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while engaged in aerial flight against the Japanese Empire on 6 August 1945. Staff Sergeant Duzenbury was the Flight Engineer for a combat crew of the B-29 aircraft of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, 509th Composite Group, TWENTIETH Air Force, which flew from a base in the Marianas Islands to drop on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare. Flying 1500 miles over open water to the coast of Japan, they manned their assigned positions and crossed the island of Shikoku and the Inland Sea. They constantly faced the danger of being hit by anti-aircraft fire, enemy fighters, or suffering mechanical or other failures which would intensify the risks of carrying this powerful missile. Throughout the mission the element of hazard from the unknown prevailed, for this was the first time that this bomb, much more destructive than any other in existence, had been dropped from an airplane. The effect it would have on the airplane and these crew members was only to be estimated. Shortly after 0900 they brought the plane in over the city, and at 0915 the bomb release was pressed. The bomb cleared, and fell toward the planned objective. They then headed from the area and, despite a minor effect from the detonation, returned safely to their home base. By their courage and skillful performance of duty achieved in outstanding fashion despite the dangers involved in accomplishment of this historic mission, these individuals distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement and reflect great credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, 20th Air Force, General Orders Number 69 (September 22, 1945)

FAY, CHARLES A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles A. Fay, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 72d Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group, at Wheeler Field, Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. When surprised by a heavy air attack by Japanese forces on Wheeler Field and vicinity at approximately 8 a.m., Staff Sergeant Fay, with utter disregard for his personal safety proceeded to the hangar line and taxied aircraft out of the burning hangars. He was under constant enemy fire, and though twice hit by machine gun bullets, he continued with his task until completed. His initiative, presence of mind, coolness under fire, and determined action contributed to a large extent toward driving off this sudden, unexpected enemy air attack. The heroism displayed by Staff Sergeant Fay on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

FEREBEE, THOMAS W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas W. Ferebee (0-543490), Major (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while engaged in aerial flight against the Japanese Empire on 6 August 1945. Major Ferebee was the Bombardier for a combat crew of the B-29 aircraft of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, 509th Composite Group, TWENTIETH Air Force, which flew from a base in the Marianas Islands to drop on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare. Flying 1500 miles over open water to the coast of Japan, they manned their assigned positions and crossed the island of Shikoku and the Inland Sea. They constantly faced the danger of being hit by anti-aircraft fire, enemy fighters, or suffering mechanical or other failures which would intensify the risks of carrying this powerful missile. Throughout the mission the element of hazard from the unknown prevailed, for this was the first time that this bomb, much more destructive than any other in existence, had been dropped from an airplane. The effect it would have on the airplane and these crew members was only to be estimated. Shortly after 0900 they brought the plane in over the city, and at 0915 the bomb release was pressed. The bomb cleared, and fell toward the planned objective. They then headed from the area and, despite a minor effect from the detonation, returned safely to their home base. By their courage and skillful performance of duty achieved in outstanding fashion despite the dangers involved in accomplishment of this historic mission, these individuals distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement and reflect great credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, 20th Air Force, General Orders Number 69 (September 22, 1945)

FINN, EDWARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Edward Finn, Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 42d Bombardment Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Corporal Finn, having no previous instruction in the mechanism of machine guns, secured and mounted a .50 caliber machine gun, and delivered effective fire upon the enemy.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

FLANNICK, GERARD J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gerard J. Flannick (0-822660), First Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for extraordinary gallantry in action while participating in aerial flight as Copilot of a B-17 on 16 February 1945 in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. As Lieutenant Flannick's aircraft was completing its bomb run on the rail yards at Bolzano, Italy it was fatally struck by enemy anti-aircraft fire. Lieutenant Flannick, although told by his pilot to bail out, courageously stayed at the controls of his aircraft to maintain its track on the bomb run and to give his crew time to bail out. Lieutenant Flannick knew, that as the Deputy Group and Squadron Lead, the other bombers would drop their bombs on his lead and that if he failed to do so, in all likelihood the target would be missed, adversely affecting the war effort. Moreover, he knew that if the aircraft fell out of the control, his fellow airmen would not be able to safely exit the plane, so with complete disregard for his own safety, he fought the controls, until after bomb release and his men exited the plane. Subsequent events revealed a successful strike on target and the safe landing of eight of his crew. Lieutenant Flannick and his flight engineer perished. Lieutenant Flannick's gallant, selfless and voluntary action in the face of great danger, which resulted in the loss of his own life reflects great credit on him and the Armed Forces of the United States.

*FOX, JACK W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Jack W. Fox, Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 31st Bombardment Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Corporal Fox, conspicuous for his bravery and coolness, caused the lives of a large group of men to be saved by ordering the men from unprotected areas to the shelter of the barracks, only a few seconds before the area was bombed and strafed by enemy aircraft. During the second attack, Corporal Fox, seeing a machine gun jam, started to the aid of the crew to reduce the jam. At this time a heavy attack of strafing and bombing centered on this area. A fragmentation bomb exploded near Corporal Fox; he was killed instantly.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

HAESSLY, ROBERT J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert J. Haessly, Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 22d Material Squadron during the Japanese air attack on the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. With disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Haessly volunteered to man a .50 caliber machine gun whose crew had been killed and the gun itself damaged. Sergeant Haessly succeeded in putting the gun back in action and continued to operate the gun against enemy aircraft. The bravery, coolness and good judgment displayed by Sergeant Haessly on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

HALLOR, FREDERICK C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Frederick C. Hallor, Captain (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for heroism in action during the attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese forces (aircraft) on 7 December 1941. Captain Hallor, in addition to being Commanding Officer of the 22d Material Squadron, Air Corps, assumed command of the 23d Material Squadron, Air Corps, in the absence of its Commanding Officer. Captain Hallor displayed marked heroism in coordinating the activities of these two squadrons so that a maximum of fire power was gained, and casualties were held to a minimum. Captain Hallor acted with complete disregard for his own personal safety while under fire throughout the attack. In addition, Captain Hallor gave valuable assistance to an Aviation Cadet who had been wounded in obtaining medical attention. Captain Hallor showed unusual courage and bravery throughout the entire bombardment and proved himself a capable Commander in every respect. The heroism displayed by Captain Hallor on this occasion reflected great credit upon himself and the military service.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

HAYNES, CALEB V.
(Second Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting an Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Silver Star Medal to Caleb V. Haynes (0-11055), Brigadier General (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as member of an air crew of the 10th Air Force, while participating in a raid against the Japanese Concession in Hankow, China, on 16 July 1942. The actual bombing of Hankow was performed in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, but so precisely did every member of this crew perform his assigned duties, that every bomb dropped was seen to land directly in the target area. This one mission was responsible for the destruction of large quantities of gasoline and other war supplies, in addition to several hundred enemy casualties, and further resulted in shattering the enemy's confidence in their protection against air raids, as evidenced by Chinese Intelligence reports confirming the results of this raid. Such gallantry in action in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire while carrying out a successful attack in an area known to be defended by superior numbers of enemy fighters is characteristic of the finest traditions of the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, China Air Task Force, General Orders No. 19 (December 20, 1942)
Other Award: Silver Star (WWII)

HOWE, SIDNEY C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Sidney C. Howe, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for heroism in action while serving with the 19th Transport Squadron during the attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese forces (aircraft) on 7 December 1941. Technical Sergeant Howe, with utter disregard for his personal safety, in the face of overwhelming enemy aerial machine gunnery and aerial bombardment, returned the enemy fire with heroism until severely wounded by fragments of an exploding bomb, resulting in the loss of his left arm. The heroism displayed by Technical Sergeant Howe reflected great credit upon himself and the military service.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

HUNT, WILBUR K.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Wilbur K. Hunt, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for heroism in action while serving with the 22d Material Squadron during the attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese forces (aircraft) on 7 December 1941. Technical Sergeant Hunt performed exceptionally meritorious service and displayed outstanding bravery in assisting the Squadron Commander of the 22d Material Squadron in dispersing the squadron under fire and bombardment to positions of vantage to deliver return fire and to secure adequate cover and safety, thus contributing in reducing the number of battle casualties. The heroism displayed by Technical Sergeant Hunt on this occasion reflected great credit upon himself and the military service.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

JEPPSON, MARRIS R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Marris R. Jeppson, Second Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while engaged in aerial flight against the Japanese Empire on 6 August 1945. Second Lieutenant Jeppson was the Electronics Officer for a combat crew of the B-29 aircraft of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, 509th Composite Group, TWENTIETH Air Force, which flew from a base in the Marianas Islands to drop on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare. Flying 1500 miles over open water to the coast of Japan, they manned their assigned positions and crossed the island of Shikoku and the Inland Sea. They constantly faced the danger of being hit by anti-aircraft fire, enemy fighters, or suffering mechanical or other failures which would intensify the risks of carrying this powerful missile. Throughout the mission the element of hazard from the unknown prevailed, for this was the first time that this bomb, much more destructive than any other in existence, had been dropped from an airplane. The effect it would have on the airplane and these crew members was only to be estimated. Shortly after 0900 they brought the plane in over the city, and at 0915 the bomb release was pressed. The bomb cleared, and fell toward the planned objective. They then headed from the area and, despite a minor effect from the detonation, returned safely to their home base. By their courage and skillful performance of duty achieved in outstanding fashion despite the dangers involved in accomplishment of this historic mission, these individuals distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement and reflect great credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, 20th Air Force, General Orders Number 69 (September 22, 1945)

JESEK, RAYMOND F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Raymond F. Jesek, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 7th Bomber Command, during the attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese forces (aircraft) on 7 December 1941. Staff Sergeant Jesek, though already wounded, proceeded to drive an ambulance through strafing and bombing, picking up wounded and taking them to the hospital.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

*KEISER, DONALD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald M. Keisner (O-022816), Captain, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action during the Japanese aerial attack on Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941.
Headquarters, Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area, General Orders Number 12 (1942)
Home of Record: Hancock County, Ohio

LANDON, TRUMAN H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Truman H. Landon, Major, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action, conspicuous bravery, coolness and expert handling of his airplane while serving with the 18th Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Major Landon, Echelon Commander on a flight from Hamilton Field, California, after an all-night flight and with only a small quantity of gasoline remaining which necessitated an early landing, arrived in the vicinity of Hickam Field during the Japanese attack and was subjected to heavy anti-aircraft fire and was attacked by Japanese aircraft. Major Landon's flight was unarmed and unprepared for an attack and rather than risk damaging the aircraft under his control by landing in an inadequate, although protected field, brought about the safe landing of his flight through his skill, coolness and daring under fire.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

LEWIS, ROBERT A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert A. Lewis, Captain, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while engaged in aerial flight against the Japanese Empire on 6 August 1945. Captain Lewis was the Co-Pilot for a combat crew of the B-29 aircraft of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, 509th Composite Group, TWENTIETH Air Force, which flew from a base in the Marianas Islands to drop on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare. Flying 1500 miles over open water to the coast of Japan, they manned their assigned positions and crossed the island of Shikoku and the Inland Sea. They constantly faced the danger of being hit by anti-aircraft fire, enemy fighters, or suffering mechanical or other failures which would intensify the risks of carrying this powerful missile. Throughout the mission the element of hazard from the unknown prevailed, for this was the first time that this bomb, much more destructive than any other in existence, had been dropped from an airplane. The effect it would have on the airplane and these crew members was only to be estimated. Shortly after 0900 they brought the plane in over the city, and at 0915 the bomb release was pressed. The bomb cleared, and fell toward the planned objective. They then headed from the area and, despite a minor effect from the detonation, returned safely to their home base. By their courage and skillful performance of duty achieved in outstanding fashion despite the dangers involved in accomplishment of this historic mission, these individuals distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement and reflect great credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, 20th Air Force, General Orders Number 69 (September 22, 1945)

LYNCH, JAMES F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James F. Lynch (19070473), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 3d Bombardment Group, FIFTH Air Force, in action off Chia-Tsu-Point, Kwantung Province, China, on 5 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Lynch with other officers and enlisted men, were crew members of three A-20 aircraft which carried out an extreme range mission against a Japanese convoy consisting of a destroyer, four destroyer escorts, and a medium-sized freighter. As an experiment, belly tanks were attached to the wings of the A-20s to increase their range sufficiently so that they could accompany B-25 medium bombers. These A-20s proceeded to a scheduled rendezvous with a formation of B-25 aircraft and a fighter escort. When the B-25s failed to make the rendezvous, the A-20 crews nevertheless proceeded to the target although they were fully aware of the extreme danger involved in attacking five warships and a freighter with only three airplanes. Deploying in the most strategic manner, they made a run over the vessels and in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire succeeded in destroying the freighter and scoring a near miss on one of the destroyer escorts. The outstanding courage displayed by these officers and enlisted men in participating in one of the longest missions ever flown by A-20 aircraft and the gallantry in carrying it out in the face of overwhelming enemy opposition reflect the highest traditions of the United States Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, General Orders Number 672 (May 3, 1945)
Home of Record: Roundup, Montana

MACLELLAN, DONALD J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald J. MacLellan (0-790369), Captain (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 3d Bombardment Group, FIFTH Air Force, in action off Chia-Tsu-Point, Kwantung Province, China, on 5 April 1945. Captain MacLellan with other officers and enlisted men, were crew members of three A-20 aircraft which carried out an extreme range mission against a Japanese convoy consisting of a destroyer, four destroyer escorts, and a medium-sized freighter. As an experiment, belly tanks were attached to the wings of the A-20s to increase their range sufficiently so that they could accompany B-25 medium bombers. These A-20s proceeded to a scheduled rendezvous with a formation of B-25 aircraft and a fighter escort. When the B-25s failed to make the rendezvous, the A-20 crews nevertheless proceeded to the target although they were fully aware of the extreme danger involved in attacking five warships and a freighter with only three airplanes. Deploying in the most strategic manner, they made a run over the vessels and in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire succeeded in destroying the freighter and scoring a near miss on one of the destroyer escorts. The outstanding courage displayed by these officers and enlisted men in participating in one of the longest missions ever flown by A-20 aircraft and the gallantry in carrying it out in the face of overwhelming enemy opposition reflect the highest traditions of the United States Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, General Orders Number 672 (May 3, 1945)
Home of Record: San Francisco, California

MCBRIARITY, RAYMOND
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Raymond McBriarity, Private First Class, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 86th Observation Squadron, during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Private First Class McBriarity proceeded under fire to obtain and mount in his assigned airplane a machine gun which he then manned to deliver fire against the enemy. With complete disregard for his personal safety and during overwhelming machine gun fire of the enemy, he remained at his station until the conclusion of the raid.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

MCNEILL, HENRY P., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Henry P. McNeill, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 31st Bombardment Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Sergeant McNeill organized a fire fighting crew during the strafing and succeeded in extinguishing fires on two planes and saving valuable equipment of the third. He then took a tug and towed the two planes to dispersed positions. Again he was subjected to extremely heavy strafing.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

*MEAGHER, DONALD C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Donald C. Meagher, Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving during the Japanese aerial attack on Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Corporal Meagher dispersed one of the attacking Japanese planes with the front guns of a grounded American airplane. He was killed when his plane was struck by an exploding shell.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

MEEHAN, JOHN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John J. Meehan, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Staff Sergeant Meehan was wounded during the attack but refused to disclose he was wounded until after he had dispersed the planes, which at the time of the attack were in hangers, subjected to strafing and bombing.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

*MERITHEN, WILLIAM W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to William W. Merithen, Private First Class, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Private First Class Merithen, conspicuous for his bravery, assisted in the repair of airplanes during a severe attack of bombing and strafing centered on the hangars. Private First Class Merithen was killed in this attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

MIDDAUGH, CHARLES R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles R. Middaugh, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for heroism in action while serving with the 18th Air Base Squadron, during the attack on Hickam Field by Japanese forces (aircraft) on 7 December 1941. Staff Sergeant Middaugh was a gunner on a .30 caliber machine gun during the second raid on Hickam Field. As a Japanese plane headed straight for his gun position, Staff Sergeant Middaugh took the plane under fire. Staff Sergeant Middaugh knew he was making direct hits through the use of tracer bullets. Smoke trailed from the plane which banked over Pearl Harbor and flew toward Barbers Point, appearing to be out of control. The heroism, devotion to duty and spirit of self-sacrifice displayed by Staff Sergeant Middaugh on this occasion reflected great credit upon himself and the military service.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

MOORE, MALCOM A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Malcom A. Moore, First Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 46th Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group, at Wheeler Field and over the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, and waters adjacent thereto, on 7 December 1941. When surprised by a heavy air attack by Japanese forces on Wheeler Field and vicinity at approximately 8 a.m., First Lieutenant Moore proceeded by automobile, under heavy fire, to the hangar line where he assisted in extinguishing a fire in the hangar, thereby saving aircraft and ammunition. While the aircraft was being loaded with ammunition he was continuously under enemy fire of both cannon and machine guns. As soon as his guns were loaded he immediately took off for the purpose of attacking the invading forces, without first obtaining information as to the number or type of Japanese in the attacking force, and proceeded to a position over Kaena Point where he encountered an enemy aircraft which he immediately attacked and made a number of direct hits. Due to a heavy cloud formation the enemy aircraft managed to make his escape. Unable to locate any other enemy craft he returned to Wheeler Field. First Lieutenant Moore's initiative, presence of mind, coolness under fire, expert maneuvering of his plane, and determined action contributed to a large extent toward driving off this sudden, unexpected enemy air attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

MORGAN, HERBERT, JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Herbert Morgan, Jr. (0-21561), Lieutenant Colonel (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as member of an air crew of the 10th Air Force, while participating in a raid against the Japanese Concession in Hankow, China, on 16 July 1942. The actual bombing of Hankow was performed in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, but so precisely did every member of this crew perform his assigned duties, that every bomb dropped was seen to land directly in the target area. This one mission was responsible for the destruction of large quantities of gasoline and other war supplies, in addition to several hundred enemy casualties, and further resulted in shattering the enemy's confidence in their protection against air raids, as evidenced by Chinese Intelligence reports confirming the results of this raid. Such gallantry in action in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire while carrying out a successful attack in an area known to be defended by superior numbers of enemy fighters is characteristic of the finest traditions of the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, China Air Task Force, General Orders No. 19 (December 20, 1942)

NABORS, BONNIE V.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Bonnie V. Nabors, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for heroism in action while serving with the 19th Transport Squadron, during the attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese forces (aircraft) on 7 December 1941. Technical Sergeant Nabors proceeded to Hangar No. 17 where the squadron's planes were parked. The adjacent hangar, No. 15, had already been severely bombed. A plane close by had been hit and was burning rapidly and its proximity to the transport planes greatly endangered them. Noting this danger, Sergeant Nabors assisted the crew of one of the planes in rolling it back from the hangar a short distance. Although under fire by the enemy, Sergeant Nabors climbed into the plane, opened the escape hatch, and from this position assisted the pilot in taxiing the plane through debris and dense smoke to a position of comparative safety. Sergeant Nabors displayed quick thinking, bravery, coolness and a great devotion to duty by his action and was an inspiration to those who observed these acts. The heroism displayed by Technical Sergeant Nabors on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

NEIS, FRANCIS R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Francis R. Neis, Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 31st Bombardment Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Corporal Neis, conspicuous for his bravery, with disregard for his own safety during the strafing by Japanese planes went to the aid of a wounded soldier some distance from the hangar and while returning the wounded man to the hangar was strafed by machine gun fire. Corporal Neis was hurt in the strafing, the wounded man was killed. Corporal Neis returned to the field to aid another wounded man. He was again subjected to strafing but brought this man to safety in the hangar.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

NELSON, RICHARD H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard H. Nelson, Private First Class, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while engaged in aerial flight against the Japanese Empire on 6 August 1945. Private First Class Nelson was the Radio Operator for a combat crew of the B-29 aircraft of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, 509th Composite Group, TWENTIETH Air Force, which flew from a base in the Marianas Islands to drop on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare. Flying 1500 miles over open water to the coast of Japan, they manned their assigned positions and crossed the island of Shikoku and the Inland Sea. They constantly faced the danger of being hit by anti-aircraft fire, enemy fighters, or suffering mechanical or other failures which would intensify the risks of carrying this powerful missile. Throughout the mission the element of hazard from the unknown prevailed, for this was the first time that this bomb, much more destructive than any other in existence, had been dropped from an airplane. The effect it would have on the airplane and these crew members was only to be estimated. Shortly after 0900 they brought the plane in over the city, and at 0915 the bomb release was pressed. The bomb cleared, and fell toward the planned objective. They then headed from the area and, despite a minor effect from the detonation, returned safely to their home base. By their courage and skillful performance of duty achieved in outstanding fashion despite the dangers involved in accomplishment of this historic mission, these individuals distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement and reflect great credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, 20th Air Force, General Orders Number 69 (September 22, 1945)

PETRAKOS, CHARLES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles Petrakos, Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron (N), 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Sergeant Petrakos was in the plane loading bombs when the attack started. He immediately volunteered his services as gunner and manned one of the guns on the plane and disabled another.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

PHILLIPS, CLAUDE B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Claude B. Phillips, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Technical Sergeant Phillips was helping load bombs in the plane when the bombing and strafing started. He immediately manned one of the machine guns in the plane and returned effective fire on the enemy aircraft. During the second raid, Sergeant Phillips shot down one plane and disabled another.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

RADNEY, DOUGLAS V.
(Second Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting an Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Silver Star Medal to Douglas V. Radney (6266909), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as member of an air crew of the 10th Air Force, while participating in a raid against the Japanese Concession in Hankow, China, on 16 July 1942. The actual bombing of Hankow was performed in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, but so precisely did every member of this crew perform his assigned duties, that every bomb dropped was seen to land directly in the target area. This one mission was responsible for the destruction of large quantities of gasoline and other war supplies, in addition to several hundred enemy casualties, and further resulted in shattering the enemy's confidence in their protection against air raids, as evidenced by Chinese Intelligence reports confirming the results of this raid. Such gallantry in action in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire while carrying out a successful attack in an area known to be defended by superior numbers of enemy fighters is characteristic of the finest traditions of the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, China Air Task Force, General Orders No. 19 (December 20, 1942)
Other Award: Silver Star (WWII)

RASMUSSEN, PHILIP M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Philip M. Rasmussen, Second Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action as a Pilot of the 46th Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group, at Wheeler Field and over the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, and waters adjacent thereto, on 7 December 1941. When surprised by a heavy air attack by Japanese forces on Wheeler Field and vicinity, Second Lieutenant Rasmussen took off for the purpose of attacking the invading forces, without first obtaining information as to the number or type of Japanese in the attacking force, and proceeded to patrol in the vicinity of Bellows Field, where he encountered six enemy aircraft. Though outnumbered with only three other aircraft in the flight he immediately attacked the enemy formation and shot one down in flames. He returned his plane safely to Wheeler Field although it had been damaged by enemy machine gun and cannon fire during the encounter. Lieutenant Rasmussen's presence of mind, coolness under fire against overwhelming odds in his first battle, expert maneuvering of his plane, and determined action contributed to a large extent toward driving off this sudden enemy air attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

ROGERS, ROBERT J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert J. Rogers, First Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action as a Pilot of the 47th Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group, over the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, and waters adjacent thereto, on 7 December 1941. When surprised by a heavy air attack by Japanese forces on Wheeler Field and vicinity at approximately 8 a.m., First Lieutenant Rogers proceeded by automobile to Haleiwa Landing Field, a distance of approximately ten miles, where the planes of his squadron were stationed. As soon as his plane had been serviced he immediately took off for the purpose of attacking the invading forces, without first obtaining information as to the number or type of Japanese in the attacking force, and proceeded to patrol in the vicinity of Haleiwa, where he encountered an enemy aircraft which he immediately attacked, and when last seen by him it was disappearing into a cloud bank streaming black smoke. After this encounter, he and one other pursuit ship attacked two enemy aircraft in the vicinity of Kaena Point. While engaged in this combat his plane was hit by enemy fire. After this encounter he returned to Haleiwa and landed. First Lieutenant Rogers' initiative, presence of mind, and coolness under fire and expert maneuvering of his plane, and determined action contributed to a large extent toward driving off this sudden, unexpected enemy air attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

ROZNOVSKY, AUGUST V.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to August V. Roznovsky (6289095), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action near Tarakan, Borneo, Netherlands East Indies, on 8 April 1945. Sergeant Bernard was a surgical technician in the crew of a Catalina aircraft dispatched to rescue the crew of a B-25 down in Japanese-controlled waters. When a P-38 pilot sighted a dinghy and led the rescue plane to the area, the Catalina had to fly within 200 yards of enemy guns. They set up an intense barrage of enemy anti-aircraft and machine-gun fire, badly damaging the Catalina and wounding Sergeant Roznovsky and a gunner. Although he was bleeding from a severe face wound, Sergeant Roznovsky remained at his post. He took charge of the injured gunner and made the rescued airman comfortable for the return trip, before giving directions for the administration of first aid to himself. The exceptional courage and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Roznovsky in disregarding his own suffering to insure the well-being of others exemplify the highest traditions of the United States Army Air Forces
Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, General Orders Number 1277 (June 27, 1945)
Home of Record: Granger, Texas

SANDERS, LEWIS M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Lewis M. Sanders, First Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving as a Pilot with the 46th Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group, at Wheeler Field and over the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, and waters adjacent thereto, on 7 December 1941. During the surprise attack by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941, First Lieutenant Sanders took off with one flight for the purpose of attacking the invading forces, without first securing information as to the number or type of attacking Japanese aircraft. He proceeded to patrol the vicinity of Bellows Field, where he engaged six enemy planes. Although greatly outnumbered he succeeded in shooting down one enemy aircraft. First Lieutenant Sanders' initiative, presence of mind, coolness under fire, and expert maneuvering of his plane, contributed to a large extent toward driving off this sudden, unexpected enemy air attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

SHEFFIELD, WILLIAM E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William E. Sheffield, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 234th Bombardment Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Master Sergeant Sheffield was conspicuous for his actions in the efforts to save several airplanes from destruction by fire.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

SHOOK, ABRAHAM E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Abraham E. Shook (0-888740), Captain (Air Corps, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 3d Bombardment Group, FIFTH Air Force, in action off Chia-Tsu-Point, Kwantung Province, China, on 5 April 1945. Captain Shook with other officers and enlisted men, were crew members of three A-20 aircraft which carried out an extreme range mission against a Japanese convoy consisting of a destroyer, four destroyer escorts, and a medium-sized freighter. As an experiment, belly tanks were attached to the wings of the A- 20s to increase their range sufficiently so that they could accompany B-25 medium bombers. These A-20s proceeded to a scheduled rendezvous with a formation of B-25 aircraft and a fighter escort. When the B-25s failed to make the rendezvous, the A-20 crews nevertheless proceeded to the target although they were fully aware of the extreme danger involved in attacking five warships and a freighter with only three airplanes. Deploying in the most strategic manner, they made a run over the vessels and in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire succeeded in destroying the freighter and scoring a near miss on one of the destroyer escorts. The outstanding courage displayed by these officers and enlisted men in participating in one of the longest missions ever flown by A-20 aircraft and the gallantry in carrying it out in the face of overwhelming enemy opposition reflect the highest traditions of the United States Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, General Orders Number 672 (May 3, 1945)
Home of Record: St. Vrain, New Mexico

SHUMARD, ROBERT R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert R. Shumard, Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while engaged in aerial flight against the Japanese Empire on 6 August 1945. Sergeant Shumard was Airplane Mechanic and Gunner for a combat crew of the B-29 aircraft of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, 509th Composite Group, TWENTIETH Air Force, which flew from a base in the Marianas Islands to drop on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare. Flying 1500 miles over open water to the coast of Japan, they manned their assigned positions and crossed the island of Shikoku and the Inland Sea. They constantly faced the danger of being hit by anti-aircraft fire, enemy fighters, or suffering mechanical or other failures which would intensify the risks of carrying this powerful missile. Throughout the mission the element of hazard from the unknown prevailed, for this was the first time that this bomb, much more destructive than any other in existence, had been dropped from an airplane. The effect it would have on the airplane and these crew members was only to be estimated. Shortly after 0900 they brought the plane in over the city, and at 0915 the bomb release was pressed. The bomb cleared, and fell toward the planned objective. They then headed from the area and, despite a minor effect from the detonation, returned safely to their home base. By their courage and skillful performance of duty achieved in outstanding fashion despite the dangers involved in accomplishment of this historic mission, these individuals distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement and reflect great credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, 20th Air Force, General Orders Number 69 (September 22, 1945)

*SMITH, HARRY K.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Harry K. Smith, Private, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Private Smith, conspicuous for bravery and courage, assisted in the repair of airplanes during the severe attacks of bombing and strafing centered on the hangers. Private Smith was killed in this attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

SMITH, ROBERT D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert D. Smith, Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 31st Bombardment Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Corporal Smith assisted in extinguishing two planes set afire by strafing and bombing, and saving valuable equipment from the third. After extinguishing the fires, Corporal Smith assisted in towing two airplanes to dispersed positions under extreme heavy strafing and bombing.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

SOUSA, RAYMOND E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Raymond E. Sousa (19000295), Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as member of an air crew of the 10th Air Force, while participating in a raid against the Japanese Concession in Hankow, China, on 16 July 1942. The actual bombing of Hankow was performed in the face of heavy anti- aircraft fire, but so precisely did every member of this crew perform his assigned duties, that every bomb dropped was seen to land directly in the target area. This one mission was responsible for the destruction of large quantities of gasoline and other war supplies, in addition to several hundred enemy casualties, and further resulted in shattering the enemy's confidence in their protection against air raids, as evidenced by Chinese Intelligence reports confirming the results of this raid. Such gallantry in action in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire while carrying out a successful attack in an area known to be defended by superior numbers of enemy fighters is characteristic of the finest traditions of the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, China Air Task Force, General Orders No. 19 (December 20, 1942)

STIBORIK, JOE A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Joe A. Stiborik, Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while engaged in aerial flight against the Japanese Empire on 6 August 1945. Sergeant Stiborik was Radar Operator for a combat crew of the B-29 aircraft of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, 509th Composite Group, TWENTIETH Air Force, which flew from a base in the Marianas Islands to drop on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare. Flying 1500 miles over open water to the coast of Japan, they manned their assigned positions and crossed the island of Shikoku and the Inland Sea. They constantly faced the danger of being hit by anti-aircraft fire, enemy fighters, or suffering mechanical or other failures which would intensify the risks of carrying this powerful missile. Throughout the mission the element of hazard from the unknown prevailed, for this was the first time that this bomb, much more destructive than any other in existence, had been dropped from an airplane. The effect it would have on the airplane and these crew members was only to be estimated. Shortly after 0900 they brought the plane in over the city, and at 0915 the bomb release was pressed. The bomb cleared, and fell toward the planned objective. They then headed from the area and, despite a minor effect from the detonation, returned safely to their home base. By their courage and skillful performance of duty achieved in outstanding fashion despite the dangers involved in accomplishment of this historic mission, these individuals distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement and reflect great credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, 20th Air Force, General Orders Number 69 (September 22, 1945)

STODDARD, LOREN A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Loren A. Stoddard, Second Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for heroism in action during the attack on Hickam Field by Japanese forces (aircraft) on 7 December 1941. Second Lieutenant Stoddard, a Pilot in the 19th Transport Squadron, proceeded to Hanger No. 17, where the squadron's planes were parked. The adjacent hangar, No. 15, had already been severely bombed. A plane close by had been hit and was burning rapidly and its proximity to the transport planes greatly endangered them. Noting this danger Lieutenant Stoddard, on his own initiative and without orders, started the motors of one of the planes after the crew had rolled it back from the hangar a short distance. Although under fire by the enemy, Lieutenant Stoddard, with a crew member observing for him through the escape hatch, taxied the plane through debris and smoke to a relatively safe position on the field away from the hangars. Lieutenant Stoddard displayed fast thinking, bravery, coolness and a great devotion to duty by his action and was an inspiration to all who saw him. The heroism displayed by Lieutenant Stoddard on this occasion reflected great credit upon himself and the military service.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

THACKER, JOHN M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John M. Thacker, Second Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action as a Pilot of the 46th Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group, over the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, and waters adjacent thereto, on 7 December 1941. When surprised by a heavy air attack by Japanese forces on Wheeler Field and vicinity at approximately 8 a.m., Second Lieutenant Thacker proceeded by automobile to the hangar line where he joined a flight of pursuit aircraft which took off from Wheeler Field for the purpose of attacking the invading forces, without first obtaining information as to the number or type of Japanese in the attacking forces. The flight encountered an enemy formation of six aircraft in the vicinity of Bellows Field, and though the enemy force was numerically superior, Lieutenant Thacker and other members of the flight immediately attacked the enemy formation. He remained in the attack until after his guns became jammed. Lieutenant Thacker returned his plane safely to Wheeler Field though it had been hit by cannon fire during the encounter. Lieutenant Thacker's initiative, presence of mind, coolness under fire against overwhelming odds in this first battle, expert maneuvering of his plane, and determined action contributed to a large extent toward driving off this sudden enemy air attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

*TOD, FREDERICK A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Frederick A. Tod (0-776133), First Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 713th Bombardment Squadron, 448th Bombardment Group, EIGHTH Air Force, on 25 March 1945, while flying as pilot of a B-24 bomber on a mission over Germany. When his aircraft sustained severe damage from intense enemy anti-aircraft fire, forcing him to withdraw from formation, Lieutenant Tod set his course for allied territory. Ordering his crew to bail out over a heavily populated area, Lieutenant Tod, with complete knowledge of the consequences, then headed his plane back to sea where he was unable to bail out due to the low altitude at which he was flying. His self sacrifice and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Air Forces, Europe, General Orders Number 5 (1946)

TORTORA, BARNARDINA Q.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Barnardina Q. Tortora, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 23d Bombardment Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group, during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Sergeant Tortora, conspicuous for his bravery, taxied a B-18 across the runway while under heavy enemy bombing and aircraft fire to a safe dispersed position.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

VAN KIRK, THEODORE J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Theodore J. Van Kirk, Captain (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while engaged in aerial flight against the Japanese Empire on 6 August 1945. Captain Van Kirk was Navigator for a combat crew of the B-29 aircraft of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, 509th Composite Group, TWENTIETH Air Force, which flew from a base in the Marianas Islands to drop on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare. Flying 1500 miles over open water to the coast of Japan, they manned their assigned positions and crossed the island of Shikoku and the Inland Sea. They constantly faced the danger of being hit by anti-aircraft fire, enemy fighters, or suffering mechanical or other failures which would intensify the risks of carrying this powerful missile. Throughout the mission the element of hazard from the unknown prevailed, for this was the first time that this bomb, much more destructive than any other in existence, had been dropped from an airplane. The effect it would have on the airplane and these crew members was only to be estimated. Shortly after 0900 they brought the plane in over the city, and at 0915 the bomb release was pressed. The bomb cleared, and fell toward the planned objective. They then headed from the area and, despite a minor effect from the detonation, returned safely to their home base. By their courage and skillful performance of duty achieved in outstanding fashion despite the dangers involved in accomplishment of this historic mission, these individuals distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement and reflect great credit on themselves and the Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, 20th Air Force, General Orders Number 69 (September 22, 1945)

*VERNICK, EDWARD F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Edward F. Vernick, Private First Class, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Private First Class Vernick, conspicuous for his bravery, assisted in repairing an airplane during the severe attack of bombing and strafing of the hangars. Private First Class Vernick was killed in this attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

VINCENT, CLINTON D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Clinton D. Vincent (0-20189), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Pilot with the 23d Fighter Group, 10th Air Force, in action in East China during the period 22 to 27 November 1942. Lieutenant Colonel Vincent, immediately after reporting for duty at this headquarters, accompanied the mission over East china from 22 November to 27 November, when seven raids were made in five days. He volunteered in each and every one of these missions, and flew actively in six of them. In his very first raid he went low and strafed enemy shipping and installations. Over Canton, on 27 November 1942, he aggressively attacked and shot down an enemy fighter and delivered fire on several others in an action where our forces were faced by superior numbers of the enemy. The voluntary acts of this staff officer in engaging in six out of the first seven combats of the China Air Task Force on a most active front, and the coolness, gallantry and intrepidity of his flying was an example to the officers and men of this command.
Headquarters, China Air Task Force, General Orders No. 19 (December 20, 1942)
Home of Record: San Antonio, Texas

WEBSTER, JOHN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John J. Webster, First Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving as a Pilot of the 47th Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group, at Wheeler Field and over the Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, and waters adjacent thereto, on 7 December 1941. When surprised by a heavy air attack by Japanese forces on Wheeler Field and vicinity approximately 8 a.m., First Lieutenant Webster obtained a Garand rifle and ammunition and kept up a continuous fire until all enemy aircraft had disappeared. He then proceeded by automobile to Haleiwa Landing Field, a distance of approximately ten miles, where the planes of his squadron were stationed. He took off for the purpose of attacking the invading forces, without first obtaining information as to the number or type of Japanese in the attacking forces, and proceeded to patrol in the vicinity of Haleiwa, then toward Kaena Point, where he encountered two enemy aircraft. Though outnumbered he immediately attacked the enemy formation and continued to engage them until after his controls were damaged and he had received a leg wound from enemy machine gun fire. He then returned his plane safely to the field. First Lieutenant Webster's initiative, presence of mind, coolness under fire against overwhelming odds in his first battle, expert maneuvering of his plane, and determined action contributed to a large extent toward driving off this sudden, unexpected enemy air attack.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

*WHITEMAN, GEORGE A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to George A. Whiteman, Second Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving as a Pilot of the 44th Pursuit Squadron, 18th Pursuit Group, at Bellows Field, Island of Oahu, territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. When surprised by a heavy air attack by Japanese Forces on Bellows Field and vicinity and while under fire, Second Lieutenant Whiteman attempted to take off to engage the enemy, and while so doing was shot down in flames by enemy aircraft.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

WILDERMUTH, HAROLD L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Harold L. Wildermuth (13006968), Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 3d Bombardment Group, FIFTH Air Force, in action off Chia-Tsu-Point, Kwantung Province, China, on 5 April 1945. Technical Sergeant Wildermuth with other officers and enlisted men, were crew members of three A-20 aircraft which carried out an extreme range mission against a Japanese convoy consisting of a destroyer, four destroyer escorts, and a medium-sized freighter. As an experiment, belly tanks were attached to the wings of the A-20s to increase their range sufficiently so that they could accompany B-25 medium bombers. These A-20s proceeded to a scheduled rendezvous with a formation of B-25 aircraft and a fighter escort. When the B-25s failed to make the rendezvous, the A-20 crews nevertheless proceeded to the target although they were fully aware of the extreme danger involved in attacking five warships and a freighter with only three airplanes. Deploying in the most strategic manner, they made a run over the vessels and in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire succeeded in destroying the freighter and scoring a near miss on one of the destroyer escorts. The outstanding courage displayed by these officers and enlisted men in participating in one of the longest missions ever flown by A-20 aircraft and the gallantry in carrying it out in the face of overwhelming enemy opposition reflect the highest traditions of the United States Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, General Orders Number 672 (May 3, 1945)
Home of Record: Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

WOODWARD, HARVEY B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Harvey B. Woodward (18058716), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 3d Bombardment Group, FIFTH Air Force, in action off Chia-Tsu-Point, Kwantung Province, China, on 5 April 1945. Staff Sergeant Woodward with other officers and enlisted men, were crew members of three A-20 aircraft which carried out an extreme range mission against a Japanese convoy consisting of a destroyer, four destroyer escorts, and a medium-sized freighter. As an experiment, belly tanks were attached to the wings of the A-20s to increase their range sufficiently so that they could accompany B-25 medium bombers. These A-20s proceeded to a scheduled rendezvous with a formation of B-25 aircraft and a fighter escort. When the B-25s failed to make the rendezvous, the A-20 crews nevertheless proceeded to the target although they were fully aware of the extreme danger involved in attacking five warships and a freighter with only three airplanes. Deploying in the most strategic manner, they made a run over the vessels and in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire succeeded in destroying the freighter and scoring a near miss on one of the destroyer escorts. The outstanding courage displayed by these officers and enlisted men in participating in one of the longest missions ever flown by A-20 aircraft and the gallantry in carrying it out in the face of overwhelming enemy opposition reflect the highest traditions of the United States Army Air Forces.
Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, General Orders Number 672 (May 3, 1945)
Home of Record: Ft. Stockton, Texas

YOUNG, CHARLES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles H. Young, Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 42d Bombardment Squadron, 18th Pursuit Group, during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Corporal Young was helping load bombs in the plane when the bombing and strafing started. He immediately manned one of the machine guns in the plane and returned effective fire on the enemy aircraft. During the second raid, Corporal Young shot down one plane and disabled another.
Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

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