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Moses Joseph Gatewood, Jr. AKA. "MoJo"
Aircraft commander of the "Holy Moses"

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY AIR BASE

Westover Field, Mass. 2/b1

26 February 1946.

SUBJECT: Recommendation for Award of Silver Star for Major MOSES J. GATEW00D, JR., X-XX613, A.C.

THRU: Officer-in Charge, AC/AS-2, Headquarters Army Air Forces, Washington, D.C.

TO: The Adjutant General, Washington 25, D.C.

1. In compliance with paragraph 20, AR 600-45, recommend that Major MOSES J. GATEWOOD, JR, X-XX613, A.C., now assigned to office of AC/AS-2, Headquarters Army Air Forces, be, awarded the Silver Star for outstanding, bravery and extraordinary achievement in action.

2. Major (then Captain) Gatewood s plane was shot down 24 June 1944 over Paris, France, He evaded capture and reached England 20 August 1944 after traversing France and Spain.

(See enclosures for full description of events)

3. Major Gatewood was a member of the 597th Bomb Squadron, 397th Bomb Group (M) of which I was squadron commander, and request every consideration be given to this recommendation.

FRANK L, WOOD, JR.
Lt. Colonel, A.C.
Deputy: Commanding Officer.

2 Incls:
1-Certificate
2-Statement
 


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