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Giles, Barney McKinney

Date of birth:
September 13th, 1892 (Mineola/New York, United Stats)
Date of death:
May 6th, 1984 (San Antonio/Texas, United States)
Service number:
0-10828
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Rank:
Captain
Unit:
20th Bombardment Squadron, U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1937
"For extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight, as a member of the 20th Bombardment Squadron, in flight from Concord, New Hampshire to East Brewster, Massachusetts and return on the night of 9 February 1936. Having been notified that seven Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees were stranded on an ice floe in Cape Cod Bay, Major Giles, accompanied by an officer and two enlisted men, took off in an airplane during the hours of darkness, under dangerous flying conditions due to weather, and successfully located the men, dropped a message to them, and reported their location, thereby being chiefly responsible for saving their lives."
War Department, General Orders No. 1
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
4th Air Service Area Command, U.S. Army Air Forces
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1945
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General of the 4th Air Service Area Command from March 1942 to March 1943. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Giles and his dedicated contributions in the service of his country reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army Air Forces."
War Department, General Orders No. 36
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1945
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Director of Military Requirements and Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Operations; Chief of Air Staff; and subsequently as Deputy Commander of the Army Air Forces from March 1943 to April 1945. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Giles and his dedicated contributions in the service of his country reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army Air Forces."
War Department, General Orders No. 36 (second DSM received as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1945
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General of the Army Air Force in the Pacific Areas from 30 April 1945 to 1 August 1945. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Giles and his dedicated contributions in the service of his country reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army Air Forces."
War Department, General Orders No. 110 (third DSM received as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Awarded on:
1945
Honorary
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lt-Gen
Unit:
United States Army Airforce
Order of the Cloud and Banner with Special Grand Cordon (1st Class)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Oak cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Oak cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
2nd Lt
Unit:
United States Army Airforce
World War I Victory Medal

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