Morton Hoerster

MACR: 419

1st Lt. Morton K Hoerster 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


General Order (GO)* : 3

PH Purple Heart

Purple Heart (PH)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1st Lt.


General Order (GO)* : 40

DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1LT

* 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.

11/1/1942 Came to UK with Unit.
2/20/1943 DFC
5/24/1943 Air Medal/Oak Leaf Cluster Transferred
1/23/1943 Purple Heart

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