Harmon, Millard Fillmore, Jr., Lt Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Primary Unit
1932-1936, M 1065, 20th Pursuit Group
Service Years
1912 - 1945
Lieutenant General

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1888
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Fort Mason, California
Last Address
Guam and/or the Philippines

Date of Passing
Feb 26, 1945
 
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
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Last Known Activity
He was killed while en route from his HQ in Guam to a high-level conference in Washington, DC. His plane had flown safely from Guam to Kwajelein but was lost at sea between Kwajalein and Hawaii. The former Harmon AAF/AFB, Guam was named in his honor.

His Army DSM citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant General Millard Filmore Harmon (ASN: 0-3406), United States Army Air Forces, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility from August 1941 to July 1, 1944.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 56 ( July 12, 1944)

Action Date: August 1941 - July 1, 1944

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Lieutenant General

His Navy DSM citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant General Millard Fillmore Harmon, Jr. (ASN: 0-3406), United States Army Air Forces, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commanding General of United States Army Forces in the South Pacific Area from 1 July 1942. By wholehearted and loyal cooperation in organization, planning and command of United States Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, Major General Harmon contributed immeasurably to the Solomon Islands Campaign which started in August 1942. His leadership, tireless devotion to duty and wholehearted cooperation set an inspiring example to all the forces in the South Pacific Area and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: Board Awards Meeting (February 11, 1943)

Action Date: July 1, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Lieutenant General
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
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 Unit Assignments
20th Pursuit Group
  1932-1936, M 1065, 20th Pursuit Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyCommand and General Staff CollegeArmy War College
  1908-1912, United States Military Academy
  1922-1923, Command and General Staff College
  1924-1925, Army War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
Boeing P-12  P-26 Peashooter  B-24 Liberator  
  1932-1935, Boeing P-12
  1934-1936, P-26 Peashooter
  1945-1945, B-24 Liberator
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