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He was with the 449th BS 323rd BG 9th AF plane called "Murder Inc." I may have some orders from the 9th AF. I would suggest contacting the NPRC they maybe able to provide you with a copy of the citation of the award. Found the award card from RG 64 for his AM. See below
This a AWESOME!! However, I need to show my ignorance .. could use some help with the acronyms:
- GO - Figured out that is General Order
- BS - Bomber Squadron?
- BG - Bomber Group?
- AF - Probably Air Force
- NPRC - ?
- OLC - ?
Also, not sure how to interpret the sequence of GOs on the Air Medal Decoration form. Are those dates of assignments? dates of awards? A combination of both?
Also, FYI, I've got pictures of Dad with the Murder Inc plane.
Thanks much for the quick response
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GO - General Orders
BS - Bomber Squadron
BG - Bomber Group
AF - Air Force
NPRC - National Personnel Records Center
OLC - Oak Leaf Clusters
PH- Purple Heart
BS- Bronze Star
AM- Air Medal
DFC- Distinguished flying cross
They usually issue the first medal in this case the Air Medal then anything after that is represented by an OLC going forward to show additional awards of that medal.
These were mostly like awards that were issued after the mission or campaign. Hope these acronyms help you.
Excellent! Thanks so much for your help.
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Dear Mr. Harnly,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
Army Air Force and Air Force records in the custody of the National Archives do not include general orders. We suggest you contact the Air Force Historical Research Agency, 600 Chennault Circle, Building 1405, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6424. The web site is https://www.afhra.af.mil/.
You also may wish to search the Distinguished Flying Cross website.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!