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Theodore C. Harding

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Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Theodore C. Harding, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Pilot in Patrol Bombing Squadron ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN (VPB-111), in action against the Japanese at Borneo, Celebes, Malaya, and Indo-China, from 19 December 1944 to 13 March 1945. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Harding completed twenty flights in a combat area where enemy anti-aircraft fire was expected to be effective or where enemy aircraft patrols usually occurred. His conduct throughout has distinguished him among those performing duties of the same character.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 368 (October 1947)

Action Date: December 19, 1944 - March 13, 1945

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade

Battalion: Patrol Bombing Squadron 111 (VPB-111)