The pages linked from the menu below
represent nearly 5,000 General Orders citing Silver Star Awards to members
of the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. (These are based on G.O.s
issued by a USAAF command, and there remain some USAAF recipients indexed in the
U.S. Army pages that we have yet to identify and parse out.) This
work is based largely on the unprecedented hard work of the late Colonel Albert
Gleim to index G.O.s for Silver Star awards. The list includes all names from
Volumes I, II, and III of Colonel Gleim's 1991 compendium, and includes
additional recipients not identified in Gleim's work.
This index does NOT contain ALL awards of
the Silver Star, though we believe that 80% or more of the Army Air Force awards of the
Silver Star are represented herein or in the Army indexes. Posting these indexes are our initial step
in the much larger effort to identify ALL recipients, and eventually to post
their citations. Please keep in mind the following:
As with any data as
complex and as expansive as the 60,000-name Army/AAF indexs, there are certainly
input and spelling errors. We have tried to correct those input/spelling
errors made in Colonel Gleim's compendium, but in the process of
transcription have undoubtedly also incurred many new ones on our part.
Please notify us if you have corrections and/or additional information on
the recipients listed herein.
This is more an index of
Silver Star General Orders than an index of Silver Star recipients.
MOST names listed are those of Silver Star recipients, however some of
these awards may have been upgraded to other awards. In coming months we
will attempt to identify these to correct the listing. The listings herein
indicate a General Order with reference to the Silver Star, and the name
of the individual referenced. In a very few cases, that G.O. may in fact
be a revocation of that award.
When a name is listed
multiple times, it GENERALLY indicates subsequent additional award(s) of
the Silver Star. In some cases however, an additional listing may be a
correction to an error in an earlier G.O., not indicating a subsequent
The only way to
specifically identify a recipient is to examine the General Order cited.
By providing this information, you can at the very least attempt to obtain
a needed G.O. by citing a specific G.O. Check out our link for more
information on How to
Obtain a Needed Citation or General Order.