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The following are courtesy of James M. Buffinga, in memory of his father
M/Sgt Jay C. Buffinga, Chief Intell NCO, 314th BW

HEADQUARTERS
314TH BOMBARDMENT WING
APO 246 Unit 2, c/o PM
San Francisco, California

201.22

SUBJECT:
   Commendation.
20 March 1945

TO:
   All Officers and EM of the 314th Bombardment Wing.
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1.   We have just finished eleven days of all out effort. The result of this effort as made history. Terrific damage has been inflicted on the enemy’s vital manufacturing and shipping centers. Your effort has shortened the war and saved American lives that would have been lost if this damage were to be inflicted by any other method of attack. You have operated under primitive conditions that taxed your ingenuity and resourcefulness. Your tireless effort and fighting spirit have exemplified the highest traditions of our armed forces.

2.   I am humbly proud to be your Commander.

THOMAS S. POWER                           
Brigadier General, USA                       
Commanding                                    

Transcribed by James M. Buffinga


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