Hi David, Thanks so much! I am hoping if I am able to get his records, it will tell more of how these medals were earned? I found a distinguished flying cross society website - he is not listed on there but maybe not EVERYONE is. Do yopu know as far as these medals... are three medals during this period an average amount or this something somewhat extraordinary? I'm amazed you were able to tell anything from the image! It is also quite cropped from its original size which leads to less clarity.
I will certainly order an accident report then through Mike Stowe. Thanks again sooo much for your help and information!
I'm dying to start working on my grandfather and his brother's military records. His brother was in Marines at Iwo Jima and was shot on day 1 - i have photos of the three brothers on leave in Hawaii during the war - neat stuff.