Award of Air Force Cross to Arthur N. Black, a War Memorial

Award of Air Force Cross to Arthur N. Black, a War Memorial (HM1SV1)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36115 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 24.251', W 86° 14.965'

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Citation to Accompany the Award ofThe Air Force Cross

Arthur M. Black

Airman Third Class Arthur M. Black distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as an Aircrew Member of an HH-43E helicopter over North Vietnam on 20 September 1965. On that date, Airman Black participated in an extremely hazardous attempted recovery of a downed pilot. This mission required a flight of over 80 miles, mostly over hostile controlled territory. Evaluation of the environment in which the downed pilot was located indicated that maximum performance would be demanded from each crew member if successful recovery was to be effected. Though exposed to intensive hostile ground fire, Airman Black, with completed disregard for his own safety, performed with courage and professional precision in a supreme effort to rescue a fallen comrade. Airman Black's courageous action and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the American fighting man under attack by an opposing armed force. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness, Airman Black reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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HM NumberHM1SV1
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2004 by Maxwell-Gunter AFSNCOA Class 04-D
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 570584 N 3585485
Decimal Degrees32.40418333, -86.24941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 24.251', W 86° 14.965'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 24' 15.06" N, 86° 14' 57.9" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ave D, Montgomery AL 36115, US
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