Norman Kentner

1st Lt. Norman L Kentner was assigned to the 301st BG 352nd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Navigator.

1st Lt. Norman L Kentner was born Jan 1921 in Elkhart, IN and died April 2003 in Houston TX. He was drafted into the US Army in 1942 where he first was trained in the Signal Corps before transferring to Aerial Navigation school at Ellington AFB in Houston, TX. He completed his training in Tampa FL before shipping out to join the unit in 1944. He served as Navigator until the end of the war on B-17s. He had to bail out of one bird and had two confirmed "kills".



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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

09/17/1944

General Order (GO)* : 3451

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2LT

02/03/1945

General Order (GO)* : 480

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt

05/02/1945

General Order (GO)* : 2959

AM/2OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th 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.

5/2/1945 General Orders 2959 AM


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