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Harmon, Millard Fillmore Jr. "Miff"

Date of birth:
January 19th, 1888 (Fort Mason/California, United States)
Date of death:
February 26th, 1945 (Marshall Islands)
Mentioned on:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Service number:
0-3406
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
South Pacific Area, U.S. Army Air Forces
Awarded on:
February 11th, 1943
"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."

Board Awards Meeting
Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
Pacific Area, U.S. Army Air Forces
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1944
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
"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 Fillmore 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. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Harmon and his dedicated contributions in the service of his country reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army Air Forces."

War Department, General Orders No. 56
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
"Lieutenant General Millard Fillmore Harmon, Jr. (ASN: 0-3406), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight during World War II. The skillful and zealous manner in which he has sought out the enemy and destroyed him, his devotion to duty and courage under all conditions serve as an inspiration to his fellow flyers. His actions on all these occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Unit:
13e Group de Combat, Armée de l'air

With bronze star
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)

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