John F. Whelan

World War II
Service #31105617
RankSergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit366th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From
Date of DeathMay 27, 1944
Buried Plot E Row 6 Grave 12
Lorraine American Cemetery
St Avold, France

Air Medal

The Air Medal, established by Executive Order on 11 May 1942 and amended by Executive Order on 11 September 1942, is awarded to a person who, while serving with the United States Armed Forces, has distinguished himself or herself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. Awards may recognize single acts of heroism or merit, or may recognize sustained meritorious service over a period of six months or more. The Air Medal primarily recognizes personnel on flight status requiring frequent participation in aerial flight. It may be awarded to personnel not on flight status whose duties require frequent flight other than in a passenger status. The Air Medal ranks behind the Distinguished Flying Cross in order of precedence.

Air Medal with 11 Gold Stars