George A. Newcomb

World War II
Service #6912390
RankSergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit90th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light
Entered Service From
Missouri
Date of DeathMarch 12, 1944
StatusRecovered
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines
Notes

Sgt. Newcomb's remains were recovered and identified after the war. He is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

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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.

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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.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.
Air Medal, Purple Heart