PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Allard, Edwin W.
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  American
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Captain
Unit: Marine Photographic Squadron 154
Action: Citation:
"For heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as pilot attached to Marine Photographic Squadron ONE FIFTY-FOUR operating in the Solomon Islands area from November 1942 to August 1943. Flying without fighter protection and under the manace of constant enemy anti-aircraft fire, Captain Allard participated in numerous flights deep into hostile territory, photographing Janpanese islands and installations. During the ten month period it was necessary for him to make continual hazardous flights over strongly defended enemy bases under the most adverse weather conditions, mapping areas required for the further advance of our ground forces. Captain Allard's expert airmanship and courageous devotion to duty contributed immeasurably to the success of our operations in this vital war area and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Services."
 
 
 
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