Richard H. Belford

The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to Richard H. Belford, Jr., 2nd Lieutenant, 365th Bombardment Squadron, 305th Bombardment group (H), Army Air Forces, United States Army for extraordinary achievement while serving as Navigator of a B-17 airplane on twenty five bombardment missions over enemy occupied Continental Europe. Displaying great courage and skill, Lieutenant Belford, fighting from his gun position, has warded off many enemy attacks and has materially aided in the success of each of the twenty five missions. The courage, coolness and skill displayed by Lieutenant Belford on all theses occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.