Photo of Sgt. James M. Galligan

AF253-WWII_GALLIGAN, JAMES M, 11-24-1944.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Photo of Sgt. James M. Galligan

Subject

WWII
World War II
U. S. AAF
Army Air Forces
Decatur, IL.

Description

Herald and Review Library: Article on back of photo: "Staff Sgt. James M. Galligan, son of Mrs. James Galligan, 364 East Eldorado street, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for "extraordinary achievement" while serving as a tail-gunner on a Flying Fortress, it was recently announced from his base in England. Sergeant Galligan, who also holds the air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, has participated in bombing attacks on oil refineries and industrial targets in Germany. The citation accompanying the medal said in part, "The courage, presence of mind and devotion to duty while engaged in aerial combat on all these occasions are in keeping with the highest traditions of the army air forces."

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Decatur, IL.

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

11/24/1944

Contributor

Decatur Herald and Review

Rights

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Relation

unknown

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

AF253

Coverage

World War II

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 x 5"

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photo of Sgt. James M. Galligan,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed January 26, 2022, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/284.