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The men or the 29th Bomb Group served proudly and their bravery was recognized by many awards. The greatest award THE MEDAL OF HONOR was awarded to Henry E. (Red) Erwin

MEDAL OF HONOR: HENRY E. ERWIN
Distinguished Service Cross: George (Tony) Simeral
7 Silver Stars: 1 with oakleaf
372 Distinguished Flying Crosses: 49 With Oakleafs
722 Air Medals: 1,450 With Oakleafs
2 Soldiers Medal 49 Bronze Star Medals
243 Purple Hearts 2 Distinguished Unit Citations

The cost to the 29th Bomb Group was enormous in terms of human lives. Two crews were lost in training. An additional crew which ditched near Japan was picked up by a U.S.N. ship. While in combat the Bomb Group lost 18 crews, and at war's end, there were a handful of POW's. "

The men on the following Honor List were honored at the Air Force Academy chapel in Colorado Springs on October 8, 1993. There was a special ceremony held for the dedication of the 29th Bomb Group Plaque at the Memory Wall. In conclusion let me say, May our comrades "REST IN PEACE" and to all of us who are remaining, May we enjoy PEACE IN OUR HEARTS.

Sincerely Yours,
Joseph J. Chovelak
Historian

Very special thanks to Fred Pawlikowski & Jim Livingood for all of their help.

29th Bomb Group Honor List

29th Bomb Group Bronze Star Medal List

Medals: US Army Order of Precedence




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