Earl A. Hall

Wins Air Medal
STAFF SGT. EARL A. HALL
Staff Sergeant Earl A. Hall, serving with the U.S. Army Air Force in England, whose wife lives at 610 Fifth Avenue here, and whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hall, live at Augusta, has been awarded the Air Medal, according to information received here "for exceptionally meritorious achievement, while participating in five separate bomber combat missions over enemy-occupied continental Europe."

"The courage, coolness, and skill displayed by this enlisted man," the citation continues, "upon these occasions, reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States."

The presentation of the Air Medal was made on February 27 and, in the picture, Staff Sergeant Hall is seen as his superior officer pins the medal on him. 

Sergeant Hall enlisted in the service on November 23, 1943. He is Second Radio Man and Gunner on a Flying Fortress. He received his gunner's wings at Harlingen, Texas and his radio schooling at Sioux Falls, SD.


OAK LEAF CLUSTER
Staff Sergeant Earl A. Hall, 610 Fifth Avenue, ball gunner on a B-24 Liberator, has received the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal for meritorious achievement in combat over enemy-occupied Europe. The citation read: "For exceptionally meritorious achievement while participating in bomber combat missions over enemy-occupied continental Europe. The courage, coolness, and skill displayed by this man on these occasions reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States." Sergeant Hall attended Augusta High School and enlisted in the Army on November 25, 1942.