Owens W Ayers Class 1938

Joined the U. S. Army Air Corps and upon completion of flight training, was presented with both Navy and Army Air Corp wings. During World War ll, was based in India, where he was assigned to the 7th Emergency Rescue Squadron.  He flew the PBY 10A, and amphibious airplane, in rescue missions into Indo-China enemy territory.  For his service, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two OLC and the French Croix de Guerre with one OLC, which he received for his rescue of high ranking French diplomats in Indo-China. Other medals Asiatic Pacific - Eureopean Africa Middleast -  American Theater and World War 2 Victory Medal

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal

French Croix de Guerre Asiatic Pacific

European Africa Middle East

American Theater

World War 2 Victory