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First Name: Edward

Last Name: Backus

Birthplace: Vernon, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Home of Record: Vernon, TX
Middle Name: N.

Date of Birth: 16 July 1906

Date of Death: 30 March 1973

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
Edward Nolen Backus

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Edward Nolen Backus

Brigadier General, U. S. Air Force

Silver Star

Headquarters, Far East Air Force, General Orders No. 17 (1942)
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major (Air Corps) Edward Nolen Backus (AFSN: 604-A/0-29600), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the TENTH Air Force, in action in 1942. Major Backus' gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

WWII Legion of Merit with three Bronze Oakleaf Clusters
WWII Distinguished Flying Cross

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 318315   Created by: drjones46




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