Walter Shay

Sgt. Walter Ellis Shay was assigned to the 301st BG 353rd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Gunner.

Walter in 1942 - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Walter in 1942

Walter at Alamogordo, New Mexico - 1942 - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Walter at Alamogordo, New Mexico - 1942

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Rank Order Date Award Ribbon & Device





Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)





Air Medal (AM)

4/6/1943 Presidential Unit Citation
3/12/1943 AM/2OLC
5/24/1943 DFC AM/3OLC
2/25/1944 DUC
4/6/1943 DUC Presidential Unit Citation

Shay Documents PDF

a Letter home PDF

MissVictorystory PDF

Shay Awards PDF

353rd Awards May 1943 PDF

Personal Album of Walter Shay

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