|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,
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.