Meierhoff, Cecil Edward, Capt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 21st Fighter Squadron - Gamblers
Service Years
1942 - 1945
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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Grant Township, Marion County, Kansas
Last Address
Ie Shima Airfield, Okinawa

Casualty Date
Jul 22, 1945
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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World War II Fallen
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 Unit Assignments
Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)Royal Air Force (RAF)336th Fighter Squadron  - Rocketeers4th Fighter Group
413th Fighter Group
  1940-1941, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
  1941-1942, Royal Air Force (RAF)
  1942-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 336th Fighter Squadron - Rocketeers
  1942-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 4th Fighter Group
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 413th Fighter Group
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 21st Fighter Squadron - Gamblers
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Ryukyus Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
Emporia State University
  1937-1940, Emporia State University2
 My Aircraft/Missiles
Hawker Hurricane  Supermarine Spitfire  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1941-1941, Hawker Hurricane
  1942-1943, Supermarine Spitfire
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1945-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He flew combat missions in Europe with the RAF and the USAAF's 4th Fighter Gp.; then he transferred to the 413th Fighter Gp. in the Pacific. He was killed on a mission to attack Japanese forces in China when his P-47 caught fire. He bailed out safely but then was never seen again.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.abmc.gov/node/526401#.V5Gem1eBe0g
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108832003
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/240544
   
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