Michael A. Barbara

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Technical Sergeant Michael A. Barbara for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Radio Operator Gunner on a B-17 airplane on many heavy bombardment missions over enemy-occupied Continental Europe. In addition to warding off many enemy attacks from his gun position, Sergeant Barbara distinguished himself by calm and skillful handling of his radio during aerial combat. The courage, coolness, and skill displayed by Sergeant Barbara on all these occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.