Distinguished Unit Citation

Major General James E. Parker, Commanding General of the 20th Air Force, attaches Distinguished Unit Citation ribbons
to the guidons of the 16th, 331st, 501st and 502nd Bomb Groups of the 315th Superfortress Wing during ceremonies
held at Northwest Field at Guam in the Marianas Islands.
Colonel Leland S. Stranathan, Commanding Officer of the 315thBomb Wing, is shown with the general.

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  • Air Offensive, Japan 17 April 1942-2 September 1945
  • Eastern Mandates- 31 January-14 June 1944
  • Western Pacific 15 June 1944-2 September 1945

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