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CEREMONY AT WHENUAPAI Three members of the R.N.Z.A.F. were presented with United States Air Medals by the U.S. Naval Attache, Captain Lloyd Gray, at .a ceremony held at Whenuapai this morning. The award winners were Flight-Lieutenant F. G. MacKenzie, Christchurch, Flying-Officer C. M. O'Neill, Stratford, and Flying-Officer H. Clark, Wellington. The citations read by Captain Lloyd Gray stated that the decorations were for "meritorious achievement in aerial flight while serving as pilots with the R.N.Z.A.F. Scout Bomber Squadron 25 in action,against Japanese forces .in the Bougainville and New Britain areas from March 23 to May 20, 1944." Each 'of the three citations said that the pilots' "expert airmanship and fearless devotion to duty, maintained at great personal risk, contributed materially to the success of numerous vital missions in this highly strategic area."

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THREE U.S. AIR MEDALS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 177, 28 July 1945

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THREE U.S. AIR MEDALS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 177, 28 July 1945

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