9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Distinguished Unit Citation

For Extraordinary Heroism




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Distinguished Unit Citation for Extraordinary Heroism awarded July 25, 1945
to the 416th BG for their critical part in trapping German forces in the Falaise Gap between August 6-9, 1944.

General Orders 144, 9th Air Force, 25 July 1945, Battle Honors - Citation of Unit
(416th History, July 1945, Exhibit 1)

General Orders 84, War Department, 5 October 1945, Battle Honors - Citation of Unit, Pages 1, 13, 14
(U.S. Army MCoE Library General Orders Collection, "General Orders 1945 copy 2")

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