WWII Army Air Corps Awards

*** This is NOT a complete listing! ***

Source: Army Air Corps Library and Museum - Service Personnel from Niagara County, NY. This ongoing project by this museum provides a listing of medals awarded to service personnel in the Army Air Corps. They are looking for donations and volunteers. Many personnel records for the Army Air Corps were destroyed years ago in a fire and this is their attempt to start piecing together information on the men (and women) who served in the AAC during WWII, by going thru the remaining documents (unit histories, etc.). Records below are what was on their site as of 5 May 2015.

Another wonderful resource is the USGenWeb Archives site for Niagara County. Currently the enlistment pages are not linked to the main county page (as of 5 May 2015), but you can find them individually at this location. It is from a different set of sources, but provides a much more comprehensive listing for all enlistments (not just Army Air Corps), but provides different information. For the two men in this listing that have bad links on the original source, more information can be found at the USGenWeb archives site.

Abbreviations:

    AM - Air Medal
    BG - Bombardment Group
    DFC - Distinguished Flying Cross
    FG - Fighter Group
    OLC - Oak Leaf Cluster
    SM - Soldier's Medal
    Sqdn - Squadron

Surname First Name Enlistment/Residence Rank Unit Award Date
Antonucci Frank E. Niagara Falls SSGT 97th BG 342nd Sqdn AM/2OLC 1 Mar 1945
Blinco Gerald Niagara Falls 31st FG (bad link) (bad link) (bad link)
Carr Ralph W. Niagara Falls TSGT 484th BG DFC 22 Jan 1945
Carr Ralph W. Niagara Falls TSGT 484th BG AM/2OLC 23 Mar 1945
Carey Edward R. Lockport 1LT 461st BG 767th Sqdn DFC 5 Mar 1945
Clive Walter Niagara Falls SSGT 450th BG AM 19 Feb 1945
Cook Howard G. Niagara Falls FO 98th BG AM 16 Feb 1945
Cook Howard G. Niagara Falls 2LT 98th BG AM/1OLC 30 Mar 1945
Cramer Justin J. Middleport SSGT 455th BG 743rd Sqdn AM 6 Mar 1945
Cramer Justin J. Middleport SSGT 455th BG 743rd Sqdn AM/1OLC 4 Apr 1945
Delano Emmet Niagara Falls 97th BG (bad link) (bad link) (bad link)
Duggan John P. Niagara Falls CPT 98th BG SM 8 Jan 1945
Estcott Vernon Lewiston CPL 456th BG 745th Sqdn AM 7 Mar 1945
Foti Joseph Niagara Falls 1LT 376th BG AM/1OLC 30 Jan 1945
Haight Robert M. Barker TSGT 97th BG AM/1OLC 15 Feb 1945
Hosie Francis K. Niagara Falls 2LT 2nd BG AM 25 Mar 1945
Jensen Robert H. Niagara Falls 2LT 454th BG AM/1OLC 14 Jan 1945
Lendhurst Raymond H. North Tonawanda CPL 464th BG AM 26 Jan 1945
Lendhurst Raymond H. North Tonawanda SGT 464th BG AM/1OLC 25 Mar 1945
Litchka Robert K. North Tonawanda 2LT 460th BG AM/1OLC 30 Mar 945
Manz James Niagara Falls SGT 465th BG 783rd Sqdn AM/1OLC 7 Mar 1945
Myers Guy E. Youngstown SSGT 450th BG 722 Sqdn AM/2OLC 5 Mar 1945
Myrick Gordon E. Lockport 2LT 97th BG 414th Sqdn AM 7 Mar 1945
Pacurar Acsente North Tonawanda 1LT 97th BG AM/1OLC 7 Jan 1945
Pharis Roland F. Niagara Falls SGT 465th BG AM/1OLC 28 Mar 1945
Quinlan John A. Niagara Falls SGT 464th BG 776th Sqdn AM 5 Mar 1945
Quinlan John A. Niagara Falls SGT 464th BG 776th Sqdn AM/1Olc 26 Mar 1945
Reid William J. Niagara Falls 2LT 450th BG AM/1OLC 26 Mar 1945
Silviu Dan North Tonawanda SSGT 451st BG AM/1OLC 11 Feb 1945
Smith Howard M. Lockport SGT 99th BG AM 9 Jan 1945
Smith William J. North Tonawanda 1LT 465th BG AM/2OLC 16 Feb 1945
Strickland Everett B. Lockport SSGT 465th BG AM/1OLC 26 Mar 1945
Villella Vincent Niagara Falls CPL 451st BG 724th Sqdn AM 2 Mar 1945
White Earl C. Lockport 1LT 463rd BG 773rd Sqdn AM/2OLC 26 Feb 1945
White Earl C. Lockport 1LT 463rd BG 773rd Sqdn DFC 28 Feb 1945
White Earl C. Lockport 1LT 463rd BG 773rd Sqdn AM/3OLC 23 Mar 1945
Whittaker Francis A. Middleport SGT 2nd BG AM 23 Mar 1945