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 Merl Edward Railsback

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Merl Edward Railsback

  • Birth 29 Jan 1924 Norton County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 6 Jan 2009 Torrance, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Grave 1 Lot 107 Sec. 11
  • Memorial ID 32741637

Dad was in the Army/Air Force in WWII, stationed in Guam.
He flew over Tokyo on V-J Day. (Victory over Japan) According to a book World War II from Yuma Colorado he had the following medals: American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, Good Conduc, Distinguished Unit Bade, World War II Victory Medal. He was inducted 12 Dec 1942
Discharged Ft. MacArthur, Ca
Continental: 1 yr 10 months 22 days
Foreign Service 1 year 3 days.

He taught school in Colorado and California (North High School, Torrance.)

His viewing was January 15, 2009 at Rice Mortuary, Torrance, CA.

Dad's burial was private, family only, 11 a.m. Jan. 17, 2009 at Pacific Crest Cemetery, 2701 182nd Street, Redondo Beach.

His memorial service was held at South Bay Christian Church
There was a reception following.

His obit was in The Daily Breeze on January 14, 2009 and also in the Norton Telegram on January 16, 2009.

Dad's the shortest and youngest one in the picture at right, with older Sister Ila and older brother Lloyd Earl "Sonny".

Mom just told me (1-8-09)as a student he was #3 in the (Norton) County (KS)in all categories.


Loving Patriarch
AAF, World War II





  • Created by: D K Railsback B
  • Added: 8 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32741637
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Merl Edward Railsback (29 Jan 1924–6 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32741637, citing Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by D K Railsback B (contributor 46560043) .