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American Jewish Pilot Awarded Eight Decorations; Navy Decorates Jewish Captain

Capt. Edwin L. Gluck of Pittsburgh, pilot of a Liberator bomber, is the recipient of eight decorations, the Jewish Welfare Board announced today. He holds the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and six Oak Leaf Clusters, and has taken part in aerial assaults on Rome, Neustadt Taranto, and the historic bombardment of the Ploesti oil fields.

Volunteering for a particularly hazardous mission against enemy installations in the European area last March, Captain Gluck was cited by his commanding general when he successfully carried out his assignment. Joining the Air Force ten days after Pearl Harbor, Gluck qualified as a pilot and was dispatched overseas for bombing duty.

T/Sgt. Harry Goldstein of the Bronx has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters, the J.W.B. also reports. An aerial engineer and turret gunner, Sergeant Goldstein has accounted for several Nazi craft.

Capt. Leonard Kaplan, U.S.N., of Baltimore, Md., a Naval engineer, has been decorated with the Legion of Merit for achieving “outstanding feats of salvage and repair” at the Naval Operating Base at Iceland last year, the J.W.B. discloses. Captain Kaplan, who has been in the Naval service for twenty years, was in charge of the construction of the USS North Carolina two years ago. He has been on station duty at several posts in the United States as well as in the Philippines, where he spent three years.

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