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Officer's Commission following enlisted service
13 May 1943 to 16 January 1946 | China-Burma-India Theatre of Operations
NAVIGATION & BRIEFING OFFICER 2158 1035 - Served with an ATC (Air Transport Command) unit assigned to (illegible) China-Burma-India Theatre of Operations. Member of flying crew, navigator, flying multi-engined military transport planes carrying diversified cargo from India to China. Subsequently assigned additional duty as Beiefing Officer, which involved giving instructions to other flying personnel concerning the hazards and avialable navigational aides along the prescribed routs of flight. Attached to Ferry Command as navigator, transfering all types of military aircraft to designated bases.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Burma_India_Theater_of_World_War_II to put the support role in context, and note the official (and other) histories in the notes.
He was authorized to wear a bronze star on the Asia Pacific Theater Ribbon (China Campaign). It was noted he did 12 trips, for a total of 191 days.