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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant
Service Years
1934 - 1945
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Indiana
Lieutenant Lieutenant
Naval Aviator Wings


Location
Indiana
Apr 13, 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
-Awarded Posthumous

-The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded to personnel for service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between 7 December 1941 and 2 March 1946.

-Western Pacific 17 Apr 44 - 2 S... 
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1947
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
-Awarded Posthumous

-The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded to personnel for service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between 7 December 1941 and 2 March 1946.

-Air Combat: 7 Dec 41 - 2 Sep 45... 
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1947
Service to 1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
-Awarded Posthumous

-The WW II Victory Medal was awarded to all military personnel for service between 7 December 1941 and 31 December 1946.
1945
NAS San Diego
NAS San Diego
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1944 - 1945
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
For extraordinary heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces during the First Battle of the Philippine Sea, on June 19, 1944. As a member of a twelve-plane fighter group flying combat air patrol ... More
1944
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of the Philippine Islands, September 24, 1944. Skilled and aggressive in combat, (he) valiantly led hi... More
1944
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of the Philippine Islands, September 13, 1944. Alert and aggressive in combat. Lieutenant Wirth partic... More
1944
Distinguished Flying Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Flying Cross may be awarded to military members who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism or outstanding achievement while participa... More
Comments
For heroism and extraordinary achievement in action against enemy Japanese forces, operating from the USS CABOT, in action against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of the Bonin Islands, on August... More
1944
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
For meritorious achievement during action against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of New Guinea and Truk. Pressing home his bombing and strafing attacks in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, ... More
1944
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
For meritorious achievement in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific War Area on July 8, 1944. As a section leader of a four-plane division flying combat air patrol over his Task Group, ... More
1944
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
For meritorious achievement in action against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of the Philippine Islands, September 12, 1944. Participating in a fighter-bomber strike against enemy shipping, pres... More
1944
Battle of Philippine Sea
Description
The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a major naval battle of World War II that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. It took place ... More
1944 - 1944
Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
Description
The Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, also known as Operation Forager, was an offensive launched by United States forces against Imperial Japanese forces in the Mariana Islands and Palau in the Paci... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Guam
Description
Guam, ringed by reefs, cliffs, and heavy surf, presents a formidable challenge for an attacker. But despite the obstacles, on 21 July, the Americans landed on both sides of the Orote peninsula on the ... More
1944 - 1944
VF-31 The Meataxes
VF-31 The Meataxes
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1943 - 1944
COMPATWING 11 (CPW-11)
COMPATWING 11 (CPW-11)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1942 - 1943
VP-83
VP-83
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1942 - 1942
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
Rank
Ensign
NEC
139X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1941 - 1942
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
1941
USS Ranger (CV-4)
USS Ranger (CV-4)
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Comments
Comments Pending
MM-Machinists Mate
1934 - 1941
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Star in Lieu of the following Clasps
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
-The American Defense Service Medal was awarded to personnel for active duty service from 8 September 1939 to 7 December 1941 for a period of twelve months or longer.
1939
Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
School
Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
1934
Service from 1934

 
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