Awards Records

Awards Records #1

Awards Records #1
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Date: September 18, 1946
Notes: Second letter Wally received from Leon Johnson, Brigadier General in the U.S. Army who was the leader at Shipdham. General Johnson indicated he was inquiring about Wally’s inquiry about the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Awards Records #2

Awards Records #2
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Date: May 14, 1946
Notes: Letter from Colonel Carle to Wally regarding Wally’s inquiry about the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Awards Records #3

Awards Records #3
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Date: September 16, 1945
Notes: Letter from Wally to Leon Johnson, who was a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army at the time. He was also at Shipdham and was awarded the Medal of Honor for leading the 44th Bomb Group’s raid at Ploetsi (before Wally was stationed at Shipdham). Wally inquired about the Distinguished Flying Cross, which family history states he used to say he was awarded but never received. Emmett J. Burns did receive a Distinguished Flying Cross and Laurie Truslow recalls that he asked her if Wally had ever received the medal when they spoke in the 90s.