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    james roller 2
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    I am researching a pilot enlisted March 1940, flew fighters squadron 39, awarded dfc, silver star/oak leaf cluster, air medal, Purple Heart. Killed in combat New Guinea 1943. What other medals would he qualify for,e.g. Asiatic-Pacific campaign, others? Thanks for your help.

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    James Brown
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    He would have been eligible for the American Defense Service Medal, probably the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, possibly the Philippine Liberation Medal, possibly the Philippine Victory Medal and the World War 2 Victory Medal.  The two Philippine Medals and the Victory Medal would have been sent to his family after the war was over (in many cases but not all).

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    james roller 2
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    Thanks much. Parents received Silver Star w/ cluster, DFC, Purple Heart and Air Medal Jan 1944 then nothing later. Served in US Mar 1940 then to SW Pacific Dec 1941. Killed Mar 3 1943 in Battle if Bismarck Sea which may have limited some of those you mentioned. Wonder if he’d have been eligible for battle stars with the  Asia-Pacific. Thx again.

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