Awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross

4 August 1944

No. 218

4 August 1944

Award of Distinguished Flying Cross

1. Under the provisions of the Army Regulations 600-45, 22 September 1943, as amended and pursuant to authority contained in letter, HQ Eighth Air Force, File 200.6 23 September 1944, subject, “Awards and Decorations”, the DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS is awarded to the following named Officers and Enlisted Men.

LE ROY (NMI) HILL, 14173327, Technical Sergeant, 601st Bomb Squadron, 398th Bombardment Group (H), Army Air Forces, United States Army. For extraordinary achievement while serving as Engineer of a B-17 airplane on a number of combat bombardment missions over Germany and German occupied countries. Home address: 730 XXXX Street, Columbia, South Carolina.


The above is an extract of 398th personnel from General Orders 218.

Transcribed May 2008 by Jeff Vicha.

See also:

  1. 398th Individual Awards - an index to all 398th Individual Awards
  2. 398th Bomb Group Distinguished Flying Cross Awards List
  3. 398th Bomb Group Oak Leaf Cluster to the DFC Awards List

If you have photos of the awards presentation or have citations not listed, or if you are aware of errors in our listing, please contact Jeff Vicha, our 398th Awards Coordinator.