Joseph DeCosta

MACR: 3882

2nd Lt. Joseph J DeCosta was assigned to the 301st BG 419th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Navigator.

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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

03/22/1944

General Order (GO)* : 149

DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt

04/27/1944

General Order (GO)* : 298

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt.

06/19/1944

General Order (GO)* : 1166

AM/4OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt

MIA Status: MIA - Missing In Action

* Documents are of the type/classification of "General Order" for most award documents. The listed documents are GO, General Order unless otherwise stated. For example. Special Orders.

The Issuing Authority is the Command and author of the document.

25-Feb-44 DUC
5-Apr-44 MIA - MACR 3882
03/22/1944 15th AF GO # 149 - Awarded for actions on mission to Regensburg, Germany Feb 25, 1944 - DFC


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