Quinto A. Bastanzi

World War II
Service #31181378
RankStaff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit366th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From
Rhode Island
Date of DeathFebruary 3, 1945
StatusMissing In Action
Memorialized Tablets of the Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery
Cambridge, United Kingdom

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 4 Oak Leaf Clusters