4520TH AERIAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM (THUNDERBIRDS)
For its goodwill tour of the Far East.
TACTICAL AIR COMMAND’S AIR STRIKE FORCE, X-RAY TANGO
For its rapid and effective deployment to the troubled Far East during the fall of 1958.
93RD BOMBARDMENT WING, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
For executing operation "Powerflight", the first jet around-the-world, nonstop record breaking flight by three B-52 aircraft.
CAPT. IVEN C. KINCHELOE, JR., ARDC
For outstanding contributions to the science of aviation by flying the Bell X-2 aircraft to an altitude considerably higher than had ever been reached before in a piloted aircraft.
COL HORACE A. HANES
For establishing a world speed record of 822.135 mph in a F-100C aircraft at the National Air Show.
308TH BOMBARDMENT WING (M), 38TH AIR DIVISION, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
For successfully completing a leap from intercontinental maneuver, a milestone in expanding and proving the combined operational capabilities of the B-47 bombardment aircraft and in determining fatigue limits of combat crews.
40TH AIR DIVISION, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
For deployment of 25 F-84G jet fighter aircraft, utilizing air refueling, under adverse conditions, flying non-stop from the continental United States to bases in the United Kingdom and North Africa.
MAJ LOUIS H. CARRINGTON, JR.
MAJ FREDERICK W. SHOOK
CAPT WALLACE D. YANCEY
For the first non-stop trans-Pacific flight of an RB-45 multi-engine jet bomber type aircraft, a distance of 3,460 nautical miles in 9 hours, 50 minutes, with two air refuelings.
COL FRED J. ASCANI
For establishing a new world record of 635.686 mph in the 100 kilometer closed course event at the National Air Races.
27TH FIGHTER WING
For planning and executing the mission of Fox Able Three involving movement of 180 jet fighter aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean.