Jack W. Bleasdale

World War II
Service #0-022328
RankLieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit64th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From
California
Date of DeathDecember 12, 1945
StatusMissing In Action
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines

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Distinguished Flying Cross

The Distinguished Flying Cross, established by Act of Congress on 6 July 1926, is awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished himself or herself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. An act of heroism must be evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty. Extraordinary achievement must have resulted in an accomplishment so exceptional and outstanding as to clearly set the individual apart from others in similar circumstances. Awards will only be made to recognize single acts of heroism or extraordinary achievement, and not in recognition of sustained operations.

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Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart