Medal Ceremony in 78th Fighter Control Squadron (4 of 5)

Medal Ceremony in 78th Fighter Control Squadron (4 of 5)

Here we see a Bronze Star being pinned onto the uniform of an unidentified Sergeant First Class of the 78th Fighter Control Squadron. Whoever he is, this is an experience man, wearing five overseas service stripes, showing that he has been abroad for two and a half years. This dates the picture to the second half of 1944 at the earliest (no earlier than May 1944, two and a half years after Pearl Harbor).

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 (4 of 5) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_pictures_78th_fighter_control_squadron_medal_ceremony4.html

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