Merithew, William W., Jr., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last AFSC Group
AFSC Unknown
Primary Unit
1940-1941, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1939 - 1941
USAAFEnlisted Collar Insignia
Private First Class

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Hickam Field, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: F 1088

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II Fallen
  1941, World War II Fallen

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1940-1941, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-18 Bolo  B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1941-1941, B-18 Bolo
  1941-1941, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Private First Class William Merithew was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was assigned to the 11th Bombardment Group, Hickam Field. 

Private Merithew was awarded the Silver Star for his actions that day.

Silver Star Citation

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to William W. Merithew, Private First Class, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Private First Class Merithew, conspicuous for his bravery, assisted in the repair of airplanes during a severe attack of bombing and strafing centered on the hangars. Private First Class Merithew was killed in this attack.

Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

He left a son in New York.
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