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Karl Schmolsmire Day
Birth: May 30, 1896
Friendship
Ripley County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1973
Mineola
Nassau County
New York, USA

US Marine Corps Lieutenant General. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1917, joined the Marine Corps and was certified as a bomber pilot. During World War I, he was awarded the Navy Cross for flying bombing missions. He also was credited with pioneering advanced innovations in Navy and Marine Corps aviation in instrument flying and radio navigation. After the war he was a pilot for American Airlines when recalled to active duty in World War II. Assigned to Admiral William E. Halsey's staff, he later became base commander of Peleliu Island in the Pacific and West Carolines. Returning to American Airlines after the war, he was director of flight dispatch, remained in the Marine Corps Reserves and was a of the US Reserve Forces Policy Board. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserves a Lieutenant General in 1957. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 5, Lot 97
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill Heneage
Record added: Oct 26, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6880933
Karl Schmolsmire Day
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Karl Schmolsmire Day
Added by: Bill Heneage
 
Karl Schmolsmire Day
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Thank~you for your service. Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Jan. 18, 2015

- Kat
 Added: May. 30, 2014

- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: May. 27, 2014
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