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As to your photo.Some of the detail is lost due to the effects of the film type used.The b/w film alters the colors to unusual shades of gray.That aside the dark stripe patterns are adequate to make a determination of the ribbons.
Top left on the ribbon rack appears to be the Distinguished Flying Cross. Next, directly under his pilots wings, is the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters--which means he got THREE Air Medals. Top row right is the Asia-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two bronze campaign stars.
Bottom Row left is most likely the American Theater of Operations ribbon--the outer thick "black" stripes are actually red and black mated together and appear as one thick black stripe.The bottom right ribbon appears almost all one color with outer edge striping.As yellow photographs gray--this would appear to be the American Defense ribbon--which was awarded to service members in Service between 1939 and Dec 7 1941.
Technically speaking the highest ranked ribbons should go on top--those being the DFC and the AM w/ 2 OLC.The bottom row would be the three ribbons--PTO; ATO and ADM
The wings are standard AAF pilots wings.The patch is that of the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater.On his lapels are the US insignia of US ARMY officers and the prop and wing insignia of the USAAF.