Ward Benkelman

Major Ward E Benkelman was assigned to the 459th BG 758th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Squadron CO.

Kneeling L to R: - 459th BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

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Rank Order Date Award
Ribbon
Device

CAPT

 

ROS

1st Lt.

457

03/01/1944

DFC
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

1st Lt

226

04/16/1944

AM
Air Medal (AM)

1st Lt

506

05/17/1944

AM/1OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Capt

1438

06/28/1944

AM/2OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Capt

2571

08/16/1944

DFC/1OLC
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

1LT

2988

09/01/1944

AM/3OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Capt

3511

09/20/1944

AM/3OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Maj

5247

12/30/1944

AM/4OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Maj

972

02/26/1945

AM/5OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

12/01/1943 December Roster


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