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Awards of Soldier's Medal Citations
World War II History of the 102nd Antiaircraft Battalion (AW), New York National Guard of Buffalo, New York. Buffalo, NY (Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society 1961/1983) -Richard Brace et al.

EDWARD O. HUBBARD, First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, 102nd Separate Battalion Coast Artillery (AA), United States Army.

For heroism displayed on March 22, 1942, near Port Darwin, Australia. When a flying boat transporting military personnel, in landing at Port Darwin Harbor in darkness, struck an unseen object, turned over and began sinking in shark-infested waters, First Lieutenant Hubbard, after escaping by breaking a cabin window and crawling to a position on the wing, twice swam to the window and re-entered the nearly submerged cabin to rescue other passengers. As the result of his heroic action at the risk of his own life, two enlisted men were rescued from the interior of the flying boat.

WOODROW W. RAVENSCROFT, Private, Battery C, 102nd Separate Battalion Coast Artillery (AA), United States Army.

For heroism displayed on March 22, 1942, near Port Darwin, Australia. When a flying boat transporting military personnel, in landing at Port Darwin Harbor in darkness, struck an unseen object, turned over and began sinking in shark-infested waters, Private Ravenscroft, before attempting his own escape, released another soldier who was pinned down by a machine gun in the partly submerged cabin. After reaching temporary safety by crawling though a submerged window to a wing of the plane, Private Ravenscroft, when dragged under water by another soldier who had been rescued unconscious from the cabin, freed himself and then regained the wing of the plane with this soldier. His heroic actions at the risk of his own safety were instrumental in saving the lives of two others.

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