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Wing Star Medals
   The following list comes from the General Chennault archives at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and Anna Chennault's personal records in Washington D.C..  The number following the Squadron is the number of the medal itself, and can be found on the reverse of the medal.  


A.V.G. Wing Star Medals

Ten Star Wing Medals              Squadron
1.     Burgard, George               First            #1
2.     Neale, Robert                    First            #2

Nine Star Wing Wedals          Squadron
1.     Hill, David L.                  Second            #1
2.     Older, Charles N.            Third               #2
3.     Smith, Robert T.              Third               #3

Eight Star Wing Medals
     None

Seven Star Wing Medals          Squadron
1.     Bond, Charls R.                First               #__
2.     Lawlor, F. L.                    Second            #5

Six Star Wing Medals             Squadron
1.     Rosbert, C. Joe               First              #__
2.     Rossi, John R.                 First              #5
3.     Hedman, R. P.                Third              #__

Five Star Wing Medals          Squadron
1.     Prescott, Robert W.          First             #__
2.     Bartling, William                First             #__
3.     Smith, Robert H.               First              #6
4.     Overend, E. F.                   Third             #5

Four Star Wing Medals          Squadron
1.     Wolf, F. E.                          First             #4
2.     Schiel, Frank Jr.               First              #3
3.     Moss, R. C.                    Second           #5
4.     Haywood, T. C. Jr.           Third              #__
5.     MacMillan, G. B.              Third              #1

Three Star Wing Medals          Squadron
1.     Dean, John                         First             #__
2.     Rector, Edward                Second          #47
3.     Bacon, N. R.                     Second          #21
4.     Dupoy, P. S.                       Third             #__
5.     Jernstedt, Kenneth A.       Third             #39
6.     Brouk, Robert                    Third             #__
7.     Raines, Robert                   Third             #46
8.     Reed, William                     Third             #__

Two Star Wing Medals             Squadron
1.     Sawyer, Charles                First             #18
2.     Bright, J. Gil                     Second          #35
3.     Howard, James H.          Second          #16
4.     Keeton, ‘Bus’                   Second          #__
5.     Groh, Clifford                   Second          #__
6.     Wright, Peter                   Second          #19
7.     Greene, Paul J.                Third              #__
8.     Laughlin, ‘Link’                 Third              #__

One Star Wing Medals            Squadron
1.     Farrell, J. W.                     First              #36
2.     Kuykendall, Matthew        First             #18
3.     Bolster, Harry                  Second          #__
4.     Shappard, Van               Second          #28
5.     Rickets, Freeman          Second           #25
6.     Olson, A. E. Jr.               Second            #20
7.     Hodges, Fred S.               Third             #13

Total Wing Star Medals by Class:
     Ten                      2
     Nine                    3
     Eight                   0
     Seven                 2
     Six                       3
     Five                     4
     Four                     5
     Three                   8
     Two                      8
     One                      7
TOTAL                     42


       A document from Anna Chennault's files delivered Nov. 6, 2002 helps confirm the list above with a list of recipients of the Order of the Cloud and Banner.
    There is an impression being promoted that the Chinese handed out these awards like Cracker Jack toys.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  The Chinese Government was very meticulous in their handling and awarding of these medals.   This was extremely important  to the Chinese, and they treated it like a sacred trust.  Of the 106 pilots hired by CAMCO to become the AVG 'Flying Tigers' only 42 received wing star medals.