Samuel Gormly

Lt Col. Samuel J Gormly Jr was assigned to the 301st BG 301st HQ.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Commanding Officer 301st BG.

Commanding Officer - 301st Bombardment Group from 29 Mar 43 to 3 Sept 43


See document below Two Pages from"This Is Your War" by Ernie Pyle See document below Col. Gormly Awards See document below Gormly Flight Log See document below Col. Gormly's 301st Commendations See link below Personal Album of Col. Samuel J. Gormly
Capt. Samuel J Gormly - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Capt. Samuel J Gormly

Pictured above is crew following the first raid on Rome. Back row, 2nd from left is Colonel Gormly - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Pictured above is crew following the first raid on Rome. Back row, 2nd from left is Colonel Gormly

Colonel Sam Gormly (L) and Ernie Pyle (R) in Central Tunisia - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Colonel Sam Gormly (L) and Ernie Pyle (R) in Central Tunisia

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

Rank Order Date Award Ribbon & Device

CAPT

36

02/07/1942

ROS

Lt. Col.

54

03/06/1943

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

LCOL

14

03/09/1943

AM

Air Medal (AM)

LCOL

14

03/09/1943

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

LCOL

40

03/29/1943

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

LTC

9005

04/18/1943

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Col.

55

04/23/1943

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Col.

7

05/03/1943

SS

Silver Star

Col.

18

07/04/1943

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Col.

144

07/23/1943

DFC

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Col.

34

08/01/1943

AM/6OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

4/6/1943 DUC Presidential Unit Citation