Robert E. Altman

Private First Class Robert E. Altman, United States Army Air Corps. Is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight of nine B-17 bombers from Honolulu to the Philippine Islands from September 5th to September 12, 1941. Private First Class Altman displayed skillful airmanship and Accurate knowledge of the highly technical details involved in the successful execution of this flight, which involved traversing by air uncharted waters from Wake Island to Port Moresby and Darwin, and thence to Fort Stotsenburg. The speed with which each phase of this flight was accomplished indicates a high quality of navigation. This outstanding achievement reflects the highest credit on the military forces of the United States.