Claude Bridges

1st Lt. Claude H Bridges Jr was assigned to the 301st BG 419th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Pilot.

1st Lt. Bridges 2nd from left - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

1st Lt. Bridges 2nd from left

Claude in Pilot seat - left side - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Claude in Pilot seat - left side

A little battle damage to

A little battle damage to "Eager Beaver" 41-24393

The following information on Claude Bridges is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on 1st Lt. Bridges. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to Claude Bridges's military record please contact us.

Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

05/20/1943

General Order (GO)* : 88

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1LT

05/20/1943

General Order (GO)* : 94

AM/5OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster Silver Oak Leaf Cluster = 5 OLCs

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1LT

05/24/1943

 

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1st Lt.

05/24/1943

 

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1sr Lt.

05/24/1943

 

AM/3OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1st Lt.

* 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.

4/6/1943 Presidential Unit Citation
11/1/1942 Came to UK with Unit
5/24/1943 Air Medal AM/OLC AM/2OLC AM/3OLC
4/6/1943 Presidential Unit Citation

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Personal Album of Claude Bridges


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