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James Millard Alston

Date of death: March 25, 1945
Burial location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Home of record: Alabama
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant James Millard Alston (NSN: 0-112962), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights against enemy forces while serving with Observation Composite Squadron ONE (VOC-1), within the period 3 January 1945 to 10 March 1945, during the invasion of Luzon, Philippine Islands and during the occupation of Iwo Jima, Empire of Japan. His courage and skill were at all times inspiring and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: January 3 - March 10, 1945

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

Company: Observation Composite Squadron 1 (VOC-1)

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant James Millard Alston (NSN: 0-112962), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Observation Composite Squadron ONE (VOC-1), while participating in twenty aerial flights against enemy forces within the period 16 February to 10 March 1945, during the invasion of Iwo Jima, Empire of Japan. His courage and skill were at all times inspiring and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: February 16 - March 10, 1945

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

Company: Observation Composite Squadron 1 (VOC-1)