Jess Coppedge

MACR: 3882

2nd Lt. Jess W Coppedge was assigned to the 301st BG 419th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Pilot.

2nd Lt. Jess Coppedge back row - far left - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

2nd Lt. Jess Coppedge back row - far left

The following information on Jess Coppedge 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 2nd Lt. Coppedge. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to Jess Coppedge's military record please contact us.

Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

03/13/1944

General Order (GO)* : 126

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt

05/14/1944

General Order (GO)* : 453

AM/1OLC 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

05/14/1944

General Order (GO)* : 453

AM/2OLC-MIA 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

05/14/1944

General Order (GO)* : 453

AM/4OLC-MIA 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

05/14/1944

General Order (GO)* : 453

AM/3OLC-MIA 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

09/08/1944

General Order (GO)* : 3231

DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 1st Lt

10/17/1944

General Order (GO)* : 4015

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2LT

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.

2/25/1944 Distinguished Unit Citation
04/05/1944 MIA - Over Ploesti Rumania

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