Walter Oades

2nd Lt Walter H Oades was assigned to the 301st BG 32nd Squadron.

Walter "Babe" Oades flew 50 missions while serving in Foggia in 1944 with the 301st Bomb Group, 32nd Bomb Squadron. Following his European service, he trained with various aircraft, including the C-54. He flew the C-54 over the Pacific in late 1945, while based at Fairfield-Suisun AAB, Calif. After the war, he signed on with the Air Force Reserves, and retired as a Colonel in 1975. Colonel Oades died in 2006. His decorations and awards: Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters Distinguished Flying Cross Presidential Unit Citation with 1 oak leaf cluster, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal

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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

05/14/1944

General Order (GO)* : 451

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt

05/14/1944

General Order (GO)* : 452

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt

06/19/1944

General Order (GO)* : 1165

AM/2OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt

07/31/1944

General Order (GO)* : 2220

DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Issuing Authority: 15th 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.


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