Decoration ceremony for U.S. Army Air Forces 9th Air Force fighter pilots in France during World War II.
Criqueville France Date:1944, July 22 Duration:1 min 51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Decoration ceremony conducted by Lieutenant General Brereton, Commander of U.S. Army Air Forces 9th Air Force, at advance airfield, Criqueville (A-2) France, during World War 2. Nine pilots of the 354th Fighter Group are lined up at attention in a field. A photographer clicks pictures. Two officers stand beside a table on which medals are kept. Captain Beerbower marches towards Lt Gen Brereton. The Lt Gen decorates him. Lt Gen Brereton decorates a major, a captain and a lieutenant, shaking hands with them. The company stands at attention. The honored men stand back in a line. General Brereton is seen, later, conversing with Captain Beerbower (wearing Silver Star). Among those decorated in this ceremony were: Capt. Don M. Beerbower (Silver Star); Capt. Wallace N. Emmer, Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Lieutenant Carl Bickel (DFC).
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