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THE EARLY DAYS OF RADAR
Secrets and my Recollections of World War II

Gardner L. Friedlander 1990, 2000

Salerno Commendation - Fighter Wing

Transcript:

HEADQUARTERS 64TH FIGHTER WING
Office of the Wing Commander
APO # 525

3 October, 1943.

SUBJECT : Commendation.
TO : All members of the 64th Fighter Wing.

 

    1. The hun is fleeing across the plains of Naples while his columns and installations are being incessantly harassed from the air. The battle for the Salerno bridge-head has been won!

    2. I wish to take this opportunity to commend you for a superior performance. Never before was air support so complete and devastating. You have won the admiration, not only of our combined Armies and Navies, but of our enemy as well. I particularly wish to commend the ground personnel who disembarked, moved into position, set up and operated efficiently in the face of enemy bombardment and incessant enemy fire. Without fear of contradiction you may say to yourselves, "Well Done".

/s/

J. R. HAWKINS,
J. R. HAWKINS,
Colonel, Air Corps,
COMMANDING.

 

DISTRIBUTION:
"A" & "B" (5) CG III ASAC; (5) OC 322 Wing; (5) OC 324 Wing; (1) Ea EM. 64th Fighter Wing.

REPRODUCED BY:     Hq., 2691st Signal AW Bn., (Mobile), 7 October 1943.


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