Meulpolder, Dan Regis, 1stLt

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First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1944-Present, 7598, MIA - WWII
Service Years
1943 - 1944
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Golden Dragon Certificate
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First Lieutenant


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Order of the Golden Dragon Shellback

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World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen

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Dan Regis Meulpolder entered the Marine Corps from Pella, Iowa. 12 May 1943 commissioned Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant NAS Corpus Christi Texas. Designated a Naval Aviator assigned Headquarters Squadron 42 MCAS Santa Barbara (Goleta) for training as a Torpedo Bomber Pilot. December 1944 overseas San Diego to Solomon Islands. Promoted 1st Lieutenant. 5 January 1944 assigned Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 143 (VMTB 143) Munda New Georgia. 29 January 1944 shot down on Air Mission over Rabaul New Britain flying a TBF Avenger. Remains not recovered. Lt Meulpoler and his Radio Gunner PFC James W Raun Oakland CA are Commemorated on Wall of Missing ABMC Manila Memorial 

MEULPOLDER, Dan R, 1STLT, O-023237, USMC, from Iowa, location New Britain Island, date of loss January 29, 1944 + MEULPOLDER, Dan R., 1st Lt., USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Mia Meulpolder, 308 Main St., Pella, Iowa + MEULPOLDER, Dan Regis, 23237, VMTB-143, MAG-11, 1st MAW, FMF, New Britain, January 29, 1944, killed in action + MEULPOLDER, Dan Regis, First Lieutenant, O-023237, USMC, from Iowa, Manila American Cemetery

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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation UnitsComCabs WestUSMC (United States Marine Corps)VMTB-143
Missing In Action
  1943-1943, 7599, Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) Corpus Christi, TX
  1943-1943, 7598, Camp Kearny, Mesa Ca
  1943-1943, 7598, MCAS Santa Barbara, CA
  1943-1944, 7598, VMTB-143
  1944-Present, 7598, MIA - WWII
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
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