George R. Balthazor

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant George R. Balthazor for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot on many high altitude heavy bombardment missions over Germany and German-occupied Continental Europe during a period ending 14 October 1944. Under the duress of heavy fighter attacks, anti-aircraft fire, and often under adverse weather conditions, Lieutenant Balthazor, by his superior airmanship, contributed to the success of all of these operations. The untiring effort, skill and determination under stress of combat displayed by Lieutenant Balthazor are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Air Forces of the United States.