4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 15, 2021 5:13 PM by Mael Matthews

    Seeking records of John Emmons Blake III

    Mael Matthews Wayfarer

      Hi, I hope someone might be able to help. We are trying to find some information about our ancestor. His name was John Emmons Blake III (sometimes known as John Emmons Blake Senior). He served in the USAAF 8th Air Force in WWII. His draft says he was registered in January 1945 although we think he may have served earlier in the war. We found some military records that say he was a photographer and Sergeant. We have been told he received the Distinguished Flying Cross after 30 missions over Germany and an air medal with 4 oak leaf clusters but we cannot find anything in any of the official records. Can anyone help us find out if that is true or any other information? We are in the UK so maybe aren’t looking in the right places! Thank you!