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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Major
Service Years
1941 - 1950
AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Home State
Kentucky


Aviator (Senior)



Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery - Louisville, Kentucky
Aug 25, 1951
American Defense Service Medal (1939-1941)
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Air Force Longevity Award
Criteria
It is awarded to all service members of the U.S. Air Force who complete four years of honorable active or reserve military service with any branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Air Force Long... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Air Force Longevity Award
Criteria
It is awarded to all service members of the U.S. Air Force who complete four years of honorable active or reserve military service with any branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Air Force Long... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Missing In Action (MIA)
Missing In Action (MIA)
Rank
Major
Comments
Comments Pending
1950 - 1951
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
Comments Pending
1951
Service to 1950
40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Rank
Major
Location
Tsuiki Air Base - Japan
Comments
Comments Pending
1950 - 1950
35th Fighter Group
35th Fighter Group
Rank
Major
Comments
Comments Pending
1950 - 1950
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present)
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Description
Description Pending
1950
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Criteria
Criteria for award of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal (ROK KWSM) have been established by the ROK government. To qualify for the medal, the veteran must have: Served between the outbrea... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Korean War
Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came t... More
1950 - 1950
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Philippine Defense Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Defense Medal was awarded for service in the defense of the Philippines from December 8, 1941 to June 15, 1942, under either of the following conditions: Participation in any engagement... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation is a unit decoration of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been awarded to certain units of the United States military for actions both during and subseq... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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1942 - 1945
340th Fighter Squadron
340th Fighter Squadron
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
1944 - 1944
348th Fighter Group
348th Fighter Group
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
1944 - 1944
Air Medal
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
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
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
1943
Air Medal
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
1943
Army Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Army Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members of the Army who distinguish themselves by exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity during a specified period of conti... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
340th Fighter Squadron
340th Fighter Squadron
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1943
348th Fighter Group
348th Fighter Group
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1943
62nd Fighter Squadron  - Spikes
62nd Fighter Squadron - Spikes
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Newark Airport - New Jersey
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1942
56th Fighter Group
56th Fighter Group
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Newark Airport - New Jersey
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1942
USAAF Flying Training Command
USAAF Flying Training Command
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
Republic Aviation, Farmingdale - New York
Comments
Comments Pending
1942 - 1942
Aviation Cadet Flight School
Aviation Cadet Flight School
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
1941 - 1942
Aviation Cadet Pre-Flight Training Course
Aviation Cadet Pre-Flight Training Course
Rank
[Other Service Rank]
Comments
Comments Pending
1941 - 1941
Service from 1941

 
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