Meryl Smith

Meryl M Smith served his country in World War II with the 475th Fighter Group .

Information on Meryl Smith is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on Smith. These serviceman's records are not complete and should not be construed as a complete record. We are always looking for more documented material on this and other servicemen. If you can help add to Meryl Smith's military record please contact us.

MIA (Missing In Action)

Lieutenant Colonel Meryl Smith was MIA 7 December 1944.

Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

01/23/1943

General Order (GO)* : 16

DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Issuing Authority: 5AF

 

04/16/1943

General Order (GO)* : 19

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: AE

 

01/03/1944

General Order (GO)* : 9

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 5AF

Current Rank: MAJ

01/03/1944

General Order (GO)* : 9

DFC/1OLC Distinguished Flying Cross Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 5AF

Current Rank: MAJ

01/17/1944

General Order (GO)* : 45

Issuing Authority: 5AF

Current Rank: MAJ

ROS On Roster Type Document

03/15/1944

General Order (GO)* : 138

Issuing Authority: 5AF

Current Rank: MAJ

ROS On Roster Type Document

04/05/1944

General Order (GO)* : 199

Issuing Authority: 5AF

Current Rank: MAJ

ROS On Roster Type Document

02/28/1945

General Order (GO)* : 41

Issuing Authority: 5AF

Current Rank: LTCOL

ROS On Roster Type Document

04/15/1945

General Order (GO)* : 76

Issuing Authority: 5AF

Current Rank: LTCOL

ROS On Roster Type Document

04/21/1945

General Order (GO)* : 81

Issuing Authority: 5AF

Current Rank: LTCOL

ROS On Roster Type Document

09/05/1945

General Order (GO)* : 148

Issuing Authority: 5AF

Current Rank: LTCOL

ROS On Roster Type Document

* Documents are of the type/classification of "General Order" for most award documents. The listed documents are GO, General Order unless otherwise stated. For example. Special Orders.

The Issuing Authority is the Command and author of the document.


The information on this page about Meryl Smith has been obtained through a possible variety of sources incluging the serviceman themselves, family, copies of military records that are in possession of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum along with data obtained from other researchers and sources including AF Archives at Air Force Historical Research Agency and the U.S. National Archives.

This information is by no means complete, we are adding information based upon documentation in our possession.

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