Was able to find additional awards for your father in law. See below, I'm trying to make contact with a source but he is working remotely from the College.
Hope this Helps,
Thank you so much, Mr. Schneider. I was generally aware of the Air Medals and the oak leaf clusters, but having them all noted together is helpful. Is there a possibility that your contact/source could have access to, or direct me to, additional details about the awards?
Thanks again for taking the time and effort to offer some help on this. Very generous of you.
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and locate the series Award Cards, 1942 - 1963 in the Records of the National Archives and Records Administration (Record Group 64) that includes Air Force Award Cards [Distinguished Flying Cross]: Spelger, Edward - Steimer, Joseph. Image 7 is the award card for William J. Spelliscy’s Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). The card states the citation for the award as General Order No. 2487, Headquarters, Fifteenth Air Force, dated August 11, 1944.
In the same series, we also located Air Force Award Cards: Spaan, William - Spezzano, Michae. Image 738 is the award card for William J. Spelliscy’s Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. The original award and the oak leaf clusters were also awarded under various 1944 general orders of the Headquarters, Fifteenth Air Force. The precise dates of these orders are not given.
The National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) has custody of microfilm copies of operational records relating to U.S. Army Air Force units. We searched the Air Force History Index to the microfilm and located 33 records for 1944 General orders of the Fifteenth Air Force, to include August 10th through 16th General Orders that should include the order for his Distinguished Flying Cross. Please read the brief Abstract to determine which records you are interested in and click on the specific PDF icon. In the PDF listing, the IRISREF is the microfilm reel number and note the FRAME and FRAMELST numbers for the location on the reel. Please contact RDT2 via email at email@example.com and provide that information.
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