Rare USN Pacific Posthumous DFC trio
Posthumous gallantry trio to Lt. JG Richard Ralph Prior, Hellcat Pilot in Fighting Squadron 9 on the USS Lexington.
Included are his officially 'citation' hand engraved thick bronze Navy pattern Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold 2nd Award Star. Period officially engraved to
LTJG Richard R. Prior
For Heroism and Extraordinary Achievement in Flight as Pilot in Action Against Enemy Forces on the Japanese Home Island, February 16, 1945
His officially.engraved Navy issue Purple Heart engraved with flourishes to
Lt. (JG) Richard R. Prior USNR
And his officially named Navy issue Air Medal engraved with flourishes to
Lt. (JG) Richard R . Prior, Feb. 16, 1945
Further included are his Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, full and shirt size Pilot wings, insignia, Aviator's I.D. Certificate, and a large research file.