Ernest Holmes

Col. Ernest S Holmes Jr was assigned to the 301st BG 301st HQ. He was from Missoula MT
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Commanding Officer 301 BG.

Commanding Officer of 301st Bomb Group from Dec. 1944 to Apr. 1945

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

Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

11/10/1944

General Order (GO)* : 4410

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: COL

02/19/1945

General Order (GO)* : 758

DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: Colonel

02/26/1945

General Order (GO)* : 975

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: COL

02/26/1945

General Order (GO)* : 975

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: COL

03/21/1945

General Order (GO)* : 1613

AM/2OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: COL

04/21/1945

General Order (GO)* : 2609

AM/3OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: COL

05/18/1945

General Order (GO)* : 3271

DFC/1OLC Distinguished Flying Cross Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: Colonel

06/18/1945

General Order (GO)* : 3574

Current Rank: COL

* 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.


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