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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Home State
California
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
Naval Observer Wings


Location
California
Aug 04, 1997
Service to 1945
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievem... More
Comments
World War II came along and Edward Steichen invited Horace to become one of the five members of his famed photographic unit in the U.S. Navy where he served as Lt. Commander until the end of World War... More
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
In 1941, Bristol was recruited to the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, as one of six photographers under the command of Captain Edward J. Steichen, documenting World War II in places such as Sou... More
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Navy Occupation Service
Criteria
Occupation duty in the European-African-Middle Eastern area may be credited to organizations for duty performed on and subsequent to May 8, 1945. Terminal dates for eligibility periods and occupation ... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Iwo Jima Operation
Description
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japane... More
Memories
In 1941, Horace Bristol was recruited to the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, as one of six ph... More
1945 - 1945
Okinawa Gunto Operation
Description
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted... More
Memories
In 1941, Horace Bristol was recruited to the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, as one of six ph... More
1945 - 1945
Fleet Public Affairs Center/Fleet Public Affairs Center Pacific (FPACPAC)
Fleet Public Affairs Center/Fleet Public Affairs Center Pacific (FPACPAC)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1944 - 1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
In 1941, Bristol was recruited to the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, as one of six photographers under the command of Captain Edward J. Steichen, documenting World War II in places such as Sou... More
1944
Fleet Public Affairs Center/Fleet Public Affairs Center Atlantic (FPACLANT)
Fleet Public Affairs Center/Fleet Public Affairs Center Atlantic (FPACLANT)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1942 - 1943
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Description
In 1941, Bristol was recruited to the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, as one of six photographers under the command of Captain Edward J. Steichen, documenting World War II in places such as Sou... More
1942
Operation Torch
Description
Operation Torch (initially called Operation Gymnast) ( 8 - 16 November 1942) was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which st... More
Memories
In 1941, Horace Bristol was recruited to the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, as one of six ph... More
1942 - 1942
Service from 1942
Fleet Public Affairs Center
Fleet Public Affairs Center
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1941 - 1942

 
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