Polk County

Lt. Paul J. Larson




General Headquarters Southwest Pacific Area—(INS)—Awards of the air medal to the following Iowa fliers in the southwest Pacific area were announced Wednesday by Lt. Gen. George C. Kenny, Commander of the Allied Air Force in that theatre.

First Lt. Paul J. Larson, Des Moines, for participating in 25 operational flights at low altitudes over enemy installations.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, September 1, 1943