Arthur Moran

MACR: 10108

2nd Lt Arthur R Moran was assigned to the 301st BG 353rd Squadron. He was from Ellsworth WI
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Navigator.

I had the pleasure of meeting Major Art Moran (ret) last year. We corresponded both before and after our meeting. He was a crew mate of my father, Gus Spohn, and bailed out behind enemy lines with my father and the rest of the crew (MACR: 10108). He was captured and spent time in Stalag Luft I (2 were captured and 8 evaded capture and returned to base). He was only 19 years old when he served as the navigator and in my mind was a true American hero. He recently passed away, but I will remember him for his heroism in WWII and his kindness to me as I searched for information about my father's crew.

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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

11/22/1944

General Order (GO)* : 4618

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt

02/25/1945

General Order (GO)* : 927

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

02/25/1945

General Order (GO)* : 927

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

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.


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