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 Post subject: USAAF medals
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 22:42 pm 
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Hi all,

I have just found my uncle's citation for his 'Air Medal' but it got me thinking...

What were the 'standard' medals awarded to a USAAF pilot in the ETO?

I believe it was common for US to wear medal ribbons during the war?

Is there any links which would give me any information?

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1st in the dinner que at the mess? Tieing their own shoe laces? Bedding local tarts? the list is endless with the yanks ;-)

on a serious note I saw recently that they even got medals for being prisoners of war.......

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1st in the dinner que at the mess? Tieing their own shoe laces? Bedding local tarts? the list is endless with the yanks ;-)

on a serious note I saw recently that they even got medals for being prisoners of war.......


You see that is what annoyed me to a certain extent. My uncle who was captured by the Japanese was only awarded the three medals: 1939-45 star, war medal and the Far East star... No recognition for what he and many others had to endure...

So for that, I bought the Allied ex PoW medal. I think them guys deserve some recognition...

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ETO Ribbon....Air Medal (awarded for more than 5 combat missions) oak leaf cluster for each subsequent 5 missions...good conduct ribbon (E/man ONLY) unless he was a "mustang"...

those were "standard"....then Am Defence and American theatre ribbons if they were in service at the time of national emergency or pearl harbour

then the valour ribbons......but please dont go there.....unless you are representing an individual

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ETO Ribbon....Air Medal (awarded for more than 5 combat missions) oak leaf cluster for each subsequent 5 missions...good conduct ribbon (E/man ONLY) unless he was a "mustang"...

those were "standard"....then Am Defence and American theatre ribbons if they were in service at the time of national emergency or pearl harbour

then the valour ribbons......but please dont go there.....unless you are representing an individual

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Lloydy,

Cheers for that mate. Was just curious about it. I don't think I'd go ahead with wearing decorations, but it's good to know... Is there any award for 'Alum'? :lol:

My uncle's citation won't load just yet, but if I can I'll keep trying!

It was awarded for flying upto 8 missions a day at some points, within sight of the enemy, in unarmed and un-escorted aircraft, evacuating wounded. It also has the number of hours flown in a certain time period.

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