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Name: George Willard Furlow
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) with Oak Leaf Cluster George Furlow
Country: United States
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: United States Air Service
Units: 103rd Aero
Victories: 5
Born: 24 March 1893
Place of Birth: Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Died: November 1959
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of Mrs. S. C. Furlow, 504 West College Street, Rochester, Minnesota, George Willard Furlow enlisted in the United States Air Service and was assigned to the 103rd Aero Squadron on 25 July 1918. He scored five victories flying the SPAD XIII.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Willard Furlow, First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charey, France, September 13, 1918. Lieutenant Furlow, while leading a patrol of three monoplace planes at an altitude of 400 meters, met and attacked an enemy patrol of seven monoplace planes. Despite numerical superiority, he destroyed two of the enemy's planes and with the aid of his companions forced the others to withdraw.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Leaf Cluster
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Willard Furlow, First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the region of Verneville, France, September 17, 1918. Lieutenant Furlow, while on a patrol with two companions, met and attacked an enemy formation of eight planes. In the course of the combat which ensued, Lieutenant Furlow's plane was severely damaged by the enemy's fire. Despite the damage, he continued the attack until he had destroyed one hostile aircraft, and with his patrol forced the remainder of the enemy to retire.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 191
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 11 Aug 1918 1005 103rd SPAD XIII Albatros C 1 Flirey
2 13 Sep 1918 1700 103rd SPAD XIII Fokker D.VII 2 Charey
3 13 Sep 1918 1700 103rd SPAD XIII Fokker D.VII 2 Charey
4 17 Sep 1918 1620 103rd SPAD XIII Fokker D.VII Verneville
5 27 Oct 1918 1500 103rd SPAD XIII Halberstadt C 3 Le Mort Homme

1 Shared with Lt Edgar Tobin
2 Shared with Lt Charles d'Olive
3 Shared with Lt Thomas Cassady, Lt B E Brown
 
Books
American Aces of World War 1
by Norman Franks, Harry Dempsey (Illustrator) / Paperback / Osprey Publishing (September 25, 2001)
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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