Merrill, Allen E., 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1082-Pilot, B-25
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1946, AAF MOS 1082, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1946

Aviation

First Lieutenant



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Home Town
Buffalo
Last Address
Clearwater, FL

Date of Passing
Feb 18, 2011
 
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In Memory of

Allen E. Merrill

October 6, 1922 - February 18, 2011

Obituary

 MERRILL, Allen E., 88, of Clearwater, FL., passed away Friday, February 18, 2011 at Bay Pines VA Health care Systems in Bay Pines, FL. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He proudly served as sgt. with the 1st Ranger Battalion, Darby's Rangers WWII.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Merrill.
Allen is survived by his three children, Steve (Wendy), Michael (Janet) and Cynthia and 3 grandchildren, John, Sarah and Katie.
A gathering of friends held at the funeral home from 6 until service time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the: American Cancer Society.
"He lived for those he loved, and those he loved remember."
Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street North, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.

   
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Allen E. Merrill 88, of Clearwater, passed away Feb. 18, 2011. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY., he entered the Army in 1942 and proudly served as a non-commissioned officer in Italy and North Africa with the 1st Ranger Battalion, Darby's Rangers WWII. He was awarded the Silver star, two bronze stars, and three purple hearts. Seriously wounded while serving with the Rangers, he later served with the 12th A.F. 57th Bomb wing, where he distinguished himself on 24 combat bombing missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Merrill. Allen is survived by his three children, Steve (Wendy), Michael (Janet) and Cynthia and 3 grandchildren, John, Sarah and Katie. "He lived for those he loved, and those he loved remember."


   
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
AAF Pilot Badge
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 75th Infantry (Ranger)USAAF 12th Army Air Force
  1942-1943, HHC, 1st Battalion, 75th Infantry (Ranger)
  1943-1946, AAF MOS 1082, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1942-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1943-1943 Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of El Guettar
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
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