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More Than 40 Jewish Servicemen Hold Distinguished Service Cross, Second Highest U.S. Award

More that forty men of Jewish faith have earned the Distinguished Service Cross, the Jewish Welfare Board announced today. This decoration is the second highest honor the U. S. Army bestows for combat performance and is given for extraordinary heroism against the enemy.

The JWB also discloses that Sgt. Max J. Globerman, 32, Army Air Force, of Detroit, Mich., holds sixteen decorations, the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oakleaf Cluster, the Air Medal and thirteen Oakleaf Clusters, for aerial hercism in Europe. According to the DFC citation, he displayed “commendable dexterity” as a tail gunner on a B-26 bomber in the course of twenty-five missions over enemy-occupied territory during the air war on Europe, manipulating his guns “with telling effect” against army fighter plane onslaughts.