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416th Bombardment Group (L)

Battle Participation Awards

Central Europe Campaign

 

 

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Central Europe
General Orders 116, War Department, 11 December 1945

Battle Participation Credit for this Campaign was also awarded to the four 416th BG Squadrons.

Combat zone - The areas occupied by troops assigned to the European Theater of Operations,
United States Army, which lie beyond a line 10 miles west of the Rhine River between Switzerland
and the Waal River until 28 March 1945 (inclusive), and therafter beyond the east bank of the Rhine.
Time limitation - 22 March to 11 May 1945.

The "Central Europe" Campaign was originally established by General Orders 40, War Department, 21 May 1945.


General Orders 24, War Department, 4 March 1947, Page 41, Figure 36

See also:
U.S. Army Center of Military History "The Campaigns of World War II" Series: Central Europe by Edward N. Bedessem
Webpage and PDF



General Orders 40, War Department, 21 May 1945, Battle Honors, Page 1 - Addition of "Central Europe" Campaign
(U.S. Army MCoE Library General Orders Collection, "General Orders 1945 copy 2")

           
General Orders 116, War Department, 11 December 1945, Units Entitled to Battle Credits, Pages 1, 37, 51
(U.S. Army MCoE Library General Orders Collection, "General Orders 1945 copy 2")



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