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Army Distinguished Service Medal (2)Edit

Army Distinguished Service Medal (full)


"For exceptionally meritorious service while in a position of great responsibility as commander of the China Air Task Force since last July 4, you demonstrated keen knowledge of Japanese technique and air tactics. Although greatly outnumbered in personnel, airplanes, and other essential items, you succeeded in protecting a large section of unoccupied China from enemy air attack, and have causes severe loses to the enemy. your appreciation and understanding of the many problems of the China theater resulted not only in highly successful air operations, but also in a high degree of good will between the U.S. Army forces and the people of China."
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders No. 65 (1942)
  • Action date:
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Brigadier General
  • Unit: China Air Task Force
  • Issued: December 22, 1942
  • Presented by: Lieutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell (AAF HQ in Kunming, China)


  • General orders: War Department, General Orders No. 72 (August 28, 1945)
  • Action date:
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Major General
  • Unit:
  • Issued:
  • Presented by:

Navy Distinguished Service MedalEdit

Navy Distinguished Service Medal (full)


  • General orders: War Department, General Orders
  • Action date:
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Major General
  • Unit: Fourteenth Air Force
  • Issued: December 9, 1947
  • Presented by:

Legion of MeritEdit

Legion of Merit (full)


"With Spare parts practically unobtainable and only the most meager supplies available, he was able to draw upon limited facilities in China to secure the minimum necessities to keep his aircraft in operation and his organization functioning by reason of having won the wholehearted respect and co-operation of Chinese military and governmental officials. The phenomenal success which he achieved with a small force at the time when the United States was in a position to give only token support to its Chinese ally was in large part responsible for the heroic resistance China was able to offer against the modern and well equipped forces of Japan."
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders
  • Action date: July 4, 1942 - March 9, 1943
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Major General
  • Unit: China Air Task Force
  • Issued: January 4, 1945
  • Presented by: Robert B. McClure, Major General

Distinguished Flying CrossEdit

Distinguished Flying Cross (full)


For extraordinary in flying thousands of miles over enemy territory, and personally directing attacks against a numerically superior enemy.
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders
  • Action date:
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Major General
  • Unit: Fourteenth Air Force
  • Issued: September 10, 1943 or 05 October 1943
  • Presented by: George E. Stratemeyer, Lieutenant General

Air MedalEdit

Air Medal (full)


"For exceptionally meritorious achievement in aerial flight by participating as command pilot of an unarmed C-47 transport airplane in numerous reconnaissance missions over enemy held territory, during which exposure to enemy fire was probable and expected."
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders
  • Action date: September 1, 1943 - January 31, 1944
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Major General
  • Unit: Fourteenth Air Force
  • Issued:
  • Presented by:

Campaign/Service MedalsEdit

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Foreign OrdersEdit

Ribbon Name Class Country V IV (OF) III (CM) II (GO) I (GC)
Order of the Cloud and Banner (III class) Order of the Cloud and Banner III class China
Legion of Honour Legion of Honour France
Order of Polonia Restituta Order of Polonia Restituta Poland
Order of the British Empire Order of the British Empire Commander United Kingdom
Ribbon Name Class Country V IV (OF) III (CM) II (GO) I (GC)
Order of Blue Sky and White Sun Order of Blue Sky and White Sun China

Foreign MedalsEdit

Ribbon Name Country
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm Croix de Guerre 1939-1945 France
China War Memorial Medal China War Memorial Medal China

AchievementsEdit

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