Desirable Named WWII DFC and Air Medal to B-24 Pilot at Ploesti Raids


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Original named WWII medals in issued coffin cases to Lt. John E. McAfee, pilot of B-24D number 41-23724, "Doodle Bug" of the 512th Bomb Sq, 376th Bomb Gp.  McAfee was awarded two DFc's and six Air Medals for his distinguished and meritorious achievements during raids against the Ploesti Oil Refineries in Rumania.  Medals are machine engraved as shown in the images.  Some research is in the lot, including several copies of images of Doodle Bug and the crew from David Mitchelhill-Green's Images of War, Air War Over North Africa (included) and copies of McAtee's DFC citations.  Medals are in good condition with expected wear to the cases and age to the ribbons.