Flying Officer Phillip Zupp Receives the US Air Medal

Owen Zupp - Monday, July 09, 2018

Flying Officer Phillip Zupp Awarded the US Air Medal. 



66 years after my father, an Australian fighter pilot, was involved in an action over Korea, he was officially awarded the US Air Medal in a moving ceremony at the Australian War Memorial. It was an appropriate location as the Memorial is also home to the Gloster Meteor in which dad flew his first combat mission. 

The presentation was part of the US Embassy's 4th of July celebration and also a commemoration of 100 years of 'mateship'. Australians and Americans first served together at the Battle of Hamel in 1918. In a further twist of fate, dad's uncle fell at the Battle of Hamel a century ago.

The family is both humbled and honoured and would like to thank the United States Air Force for this recognition and Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC for his efforts in seeing the 77 squadron fighter pilot recognised for his actions over Korea in 1952.

Here are some images from an incredible evening.


Purchase Owen's Books

Recent Posts


50 tales of flight learn to fly how to land an airplane RAAF PC-21 aviation careers aviation blog Queenstown flight training Dunkirk owen zupp aviation author The Pilots Blog airplane the pilot's blog Australian Aviation magazine aviation journalist flying school Without Precedent author 50 More Tales of Flight Sully the Movie MH370 Phillip Zupp buying an airplane terrorism flight school September 11th speaking Airbus A320 Ansett RAAF solo flight australia Solo Flight Australia. Australian Army QANTAS Airbus A380 The Practical Pilot solo flight Boeing most popular aviation blog aviation story airliner missing Malaysia Airlines Korean War choosing a flying school airlines speaker safer flying aeroplane plane crash australian aviation aviation book aviaton author solo flight. australia US Air Medal pilot careers aircraft best aviation blog Down to Earth Amazon Kindle Daily Deal landing an airplane Jabiru Aircraft airbus A350 XWB jabiru Battle of Britain aerospace Air Medal aeroplane blog popular aviation blog cost of flying comfort zone airline airshow 737 Kim Jong-un podcast 77 Squadron pilot training how to land an aeroplane QANTAS A380 flying blog pilot suicide flying training student pilot aviator QANTAS airliner P-51 Mustang buying an aeroplane flying instructor warbird UAV Air France 447 aviation best seller pilot jobs aviation pilot blog flying Around Australia flight Airbus A380 learning to fly P2902 writer aviation speaker Pilatus PC-21 flight writer's block WW1 airbus aviation writer RAF planes Bush Pilot careers in aviation owen zupp author Vietnam War aviation jobs September 11 787 9/11 pilot turning forty Sully ANZAC how to become an author anzac day WW2 aircraft accident R-DX Hurricane Pearl Harbor


© Owen Zupp. All rights Reserved.                                             Admin . Privacy . Disclaimer                                            Website by Shot to Pieces . Powered by Blackroom