Walter Riess

1st Lt. Walter M Riess was assigned to the 301st BG 419th Squadron.

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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

03/13/1943

General Order (GO)* : 27

DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1LT

05/12/1943

General Order (GO)* : 78

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1LT

05/15/1943

General Order (GO)* : 83

AM/5OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster Silver Oak Leaf Cluster = 5 OLCs

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 12th Air Force

Current Rank: 1LT

05/18/1943

General Order (GO)* : 85

AM/6OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

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.

5/24/1943 AM/OLC
11/1/1942 Came to U. K. with Unit
4/6/1943 PUC Presidential Unit Citation
11/1/1942 Came to UK with Unit


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