John Heldoorn, Naval Decoration
Posthumous Award To Coral Sea Hero WASHINGTON. Sept. 2.--(IP)-Secretary 2.--(IP)-Secretary of the Navy Frank today awarded a_ decoration posthumously to Aviation Machinist's Mate Ic Johannas C. Heldoorn, of 627 E. 81st st, Los Angeles. received the distinguished flying cross for "extraordinary achievement achievement in aerial combat" in the battle of the Coral seas. Heldoorn was carried as missing in action for a year after the sea battle and is now listed as presumed to be dead.