kbulow Posted April 22, 2018 Share #1 Posted April 22, 2018 Hi, I've just acquired a British pair to a Lieutenant Frank Anthony Flynn who enlisted as a 2nd Lt with the US Cavalry in 1917. He was discharged to undertake training as a pilot in Canada with the British Royal Flying Corps. He saw overseas service in England and the closing stages of the war in France. Lt Flynn then volunteered for service in Russia where he did bombing raids on the Russian lines. He accidently shot himself in the leg while loading an automatic pistol which finished his service and he was discharged and he returned to his home in San Francisco, California and studied to be a Lawyer. Frank enlisted in the US Army Air Force Reserves in 1926, I have found a number of Newspaper clips on some air crashes he was involved in. During WW2 he entered active service as a Lt-Colonel on 18th May 1942 and was discharged to the Reserves again on 3rd March 1945 at Camp Beale, California. I have just received a 96 page service record for him which gives his other medals entitlements as the following, however not sure about some of them: WW1 US Victory (This was re-issued to him in 1948 after he lost his other one issued in 1920) ACM - Would this be a Army Commendation Medal or a American Campaign Medal? ADSM - Not sure what this is? Amer Def Sv Med - American Defence Service Medal (would he have a clasp on this medal) Amer Cam Med - American Campaign Medal WW2 Victory Medal AF Res Med - Air Force Reserve Medal Nat Def Svc Med - National Defence Service Medal He was also authorised to wear the British War Medal, British Victory Medal and the Russian Order of St Anne and he retired in 1956 after 30 years service. It would have been and interesting combination of ribbons on a US Reserve Officers uniform. He also applied for a Purple Heart which was rejected due to him not serving with the US Forces. I did post in another section for Colonel Flynn however never had any replies, hoping someone can confirm the awards above that I haven't identified yet, thanks in advance. Regards, Kerry Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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