Air Medal announcement
Boomer and Gooding Gel U S. Medals For Alaska Heroism HEADQUARTERS,' ALASKA DEFENCE COMMAND, Jan. 8. (BUP) Major-Gen. Simon B. Buckner,' Jr., Commander of the Alaska Defence Command,: an nounced today the award of Air Medals tor heroism to four Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilots who took part in an attack on Kiska island Sept 29. Flyers receiving the medals were: --Squadron Leader Kenneth Ar thur Boomer, 824 Golden avenne, Ottawa; Flying Officer James G. Gohl, Boissevain, Man. Flying Officer; Robert Lynch, Signet B.C and Pilot Officer Harold O. Gooding, 19 Morris street : Ottawa, j - ' i-- The 'Canadian .pilots escorted American bombers over the Jap garrison on Kiska island and after the bomb racks were emptied returned voluntarily to strafe installations at the camp with remarkable .'success, - the citation said. AH 'planes returned safely from the 900-mile overwater flight ; .