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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Service Years
1943 - 1944
MOS
AAF 611-Aerial Gunner (Nose Ball Tail)
Home State
Missouri
Staff Sergeant

AAF Aerial Gunner Wings


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Hungary
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Lorraine, France
Wall Coordinates
Plot D Row 20 Grave 34
Jun 16, 1944
Service to 1944
USAAF 15th Army Air Force
USAAF 15th Army Air Force
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
AAF 611-Aerial Gunner (Nose Ball Tail)
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1944 - 1944
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Wounded during bombing mission
1944
10 May
Age: 22
Austria
Weiner Neustadt Airfield
1944
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
1944
16 Jun
Age: 22
Gyor, Hungary / Slovakia (WWII)
1944
Air Medal (Pre -1968)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1944
Air Medal (Pre -1968)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1944
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
DUC: Wiener Neustadt, 10 May 1944
1944
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1944
Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
Description
(Rome-Arno Campaign 22 January to 9 September 1944) U.S. 5th Army advanced 150 miles to the Arno River. The unsuccessful attempt to break the Gustav Line on 22 January was followed by another unsucces... More
1944 - 1944
Normandy Campaign (1944)
Description
(Normandy Campaign 6 June to 24 July 1944) Early on D-Day airborne troops landed in France to gain control of strategic areas. Aerial and naval bombardment followed. Then the invasion fleet, covered b... More
1944 - 1944
Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
Description
(Air Offensive, Europe Campaign 4 July 1942 to 5 June 1944) Pre-war doctrine had held that waves of bombers hitting enemy cities would cause mass panic and the rapid collapse of the enemy. As a result... More
1942 - 1944
AAF Aerial Gunner Wings
Awarded Date
Oct 01, 1943
1943
Service from 1943

 
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