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Larry A. Thorne Distinguished Flying Cross citation

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AUTHORIZED BY ACT OF CONGRESS JULY 2, 1926 HAS
AWARDED

THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

TO

MAJOR (INFANTRY) LARRY ALAN THORNE
UNITED STATES ARMY

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Major (Infantry), [then Captain) Larry Alan Thorne (ASN: 0-2287104), United States Army, for heroism while participating in aerial flight heroism against a hostile force while participating in aerial flight on 18 October 1965, in the Republic of Vietnam. Major Thorne was operations officer responsible for launching a small, combined reconnaissance patrol on an extremely hazardous mission into a suspected .Viet Cong stronghold. Continue reading “Larry A. Thorne Distinguished Flying Cross citation”

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George A. Davis Jr.’s SECOND Distinguished Flying Cross citation

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AUTHORIZED BY ACT OF CONGRESS JULY 2, 1926 HAS
AWARDED

THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

TO

CAPTAIN (AIR CORPS) GEORGE ANDREW DAVIS, JR.
UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain (Air Corps) George Andrew Davis, Jr. (ASN: 0-671514/13035A), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight as Pilot of a P-47 Aircraft of the 342d Fighter Squadron, 348th Fighter Group, FIFTH Air Force. over Mindoro, Philippine Islands, on 20 December 1944. Continue reading “George A. Davis Jr.’s SECOND Distinguished Flying Cross citation”

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George A. Davis Jr.’s FIRST Distinguished Flying Cross citation

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AUTHORIZED BY ACT OF CONGRESS JULY 2, 1926 HAS
AWARDED

THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

TO

CAPTAIN (AIR CORPS) GEORGE ANDREW DAVIS, JR.
UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain (Air Corps) George Andrew Davis, Jr. (ASN: 0-671514/13035A), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight as Pilot of a P-47 Aircraft of the 342d Fighter Squadron, 348th Fighter Group, FIFTH Air Force, over Leyte, Philippine Islands, on 10 December 1944. Continue reading “George A. Davis Jr.’s FIRST Distinguished Flying Cross citation”