W. H. Meier Jr.

Korean War
RankLieutenant U.S. Navy
Date of DeathJuly 30 1953
Combat Action Ribbon (Navy)
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Lieutenant Meier was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Lieutenant Meier was a crew member of a PB4Y-5A Privateer patrol bomber with Patrol Bomber Squadron 48, based at Naval Air Station Sangley Point, Philippines. On July 30, 1953, while on patrol, the port engine caught fire and the plane crashed at sea, killing ten crewmen. Five crewmen were rescued by a Coast Guard aircraft.