DeCoster, James V.

Date of birth:
December 22nd, 1922
Date of death:
January 13th, 1988
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Servicenumber 0751106.

James Decoster flew on the Boeing B-29 "20th CENTURY UNLIMITED", during the Second World War.
Decoster died o January 13th, 1980 and lies buried at the Riverside National Cemetery in plot: 19A 0 3907.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Unit:
45th Bombardment Squadron, 40th Bombardment Group, 20th Air Force
Awarded on:
April 9th, 1945
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Unit:
45th Bombardment Squadron, 40th Bombardment Group, 20th Air Force
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1945
Purple Heart
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
First Lieutenant
Unit:
45th Bombardment Squadron, 40th Bombardment Group, 20th Air Force
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1945
Action:
Received for actions against the Japanese Forces from April 24th, 1945 until July 13th, 1945.
Details:
Received as a bronze oak leaf.
Air Medal (AM)

Sources

  • Photo 1: National Archives
  • Photo: NARA
  • - General Orders No. 44, 25 August 1944, Headquarters 20th Air Force
    - 40th Bombardment Group History Reports, August 1945

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