Medal Ceremony in 78th Fighter Control Squadron (1 of 5)

Medal Ceremony in 78th Fighter Control Squadron (1 of 5)

Here we see the men of the 78th Fighter Control Squadron ready for a medal ceremony, somewhere in the Mediterranean Theatre. The location is unknown, but can be placed in Italy as in a later picture one of the men is shown with five overseas service stripes, meaning he had been serving overseas for two and a half years, dating the picture to the second half of 1944.

Many thanks to Matt Susko for sending us these pictures. They were found in a collection associated with LeRoy F Purtell of the 78th Fighter Control Squadron, 63rd Fighter Wing, 12th Air Force, and show the award of a Bronze Star to an unknown airman. If anyone recognises the airman please get in touch (using the Contact Us link below)

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (16 February 2019), Medal Ceremony in 78th Fighter Control Squadron (1 of 5) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_pictures_78th_fighter_control_squadron_medal_ceremony1.html

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