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Richard Schmelz

Richard E Schmelz served his country in World War II with the 483rd Bombardment Group 817th Squadron.

Information on Richard Schmelz is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on CPT Schmelz. These serviceman's records are not complete and should not be construed as a complete record. We are always looking for more documented material on this and other servicemen. If you can help add to Richard Schmelz's military record please contact us.

02/26/1945
AM/1OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

CPT
GO: 968
Long Island NY

04/06/1945
DFC
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

CPT
GO: 2130
Huntington, Long Island NY

04/16/1945
AM/2OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

CPT
GO: 2396
Long Island NY


The information on this page about Richard Schmelz has been obtained through a possible variety of sources incluging the serviceman themselves, family, copies of military records that are in possession of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum along with data obtained from other researchers and sources including AF Archives at Air Force Historical Research Agency and the U.S. National Archives.

This information is by no means complete, we are adding information based upon documentation in our possession.

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