Entered service February 2, 1942…Trained at Fort Belvoir, Va.; Midland A.A.F. , Midland, Texas…Assigned to Army Air Force…Served in European Theatre Operations…Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross;
Air Medal, 3 oak leaf clusters; E.T.O. Ribbon, 4 stars;  Presidential Citation, 2 oak leaf clusters…date of discharge November 21, 1945….Graduated New Milford Junior High School 1934.

New Milford in World War II
Teresa M. Martin
Copyright May 30, 1947


Click here to view the Thursday
Bergen Evening Record article dated
June 15, 1944
, telling of Lieutenant
Wifred H. Draves receiving the
Distinguished Flying Cross medal
and of his extraordinary service. 



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