Korea War Medal, South African issue, P16322 J.D.S. Snyder.
A very rare award to No. 2 “Cheetah” Squadron, South African Air Force, one of only 797 medals issued, the entire South African Air force present consisted of 243 officers and 545 Other ranks. 23 South African Officers and 15 other ranks from the army also served.
During the war 34 pilots and two ground crew died and 7 prisoners of war were returned.
Out of 846 South African present during the war, 797 of them received the medal.
There is a medal roll around but it has four names missing, this medal is mentioned and confirmed in “Honours, Medals and Awards of the Korean War” by Kevin Ingraham as a man who was entitled but not on the printed roll.