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MAJ James Armand “Jimmy” Meissner

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MAJ James Armand “Jimmy” Meissner

Birth
Londonderry, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death
16 Jan 1936 (aged 39)
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot
Section 2, Grave 4791 ES
Memorial ID
49259068 View Source

Jimmy was a brother of the New York Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Cornell. As soon as the U.S. entered WWI, Jimmy left Cornell before graduating, and joined the Army as a Private First Class at ERC Ithaca in MAY 1917.

JUL 1917 - Sailed for France.

AUG 1917 - Began flying training at Tourse, France.

DEC 1917 - He was honorably discharged to accept a commission as a Second Lieutenant

MAR 1918 - Second Lieutenant Meissner was assigned to the 94th Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, American Expeditionary Force.

02 MAY 1918 - Date of action of first Army Distinguished Service Cross (ADSC) while serving as a First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Service assigned to the 94th Aero Squadron while in combat over the Foret De La Rappe, France.

30 MAY 1918 - Date of action of 2nd ADSC while in combat at an altitude of 4,500 meters above Jaulny, France

Research to-date by the SigEp Patriots Project (SPP) shows that Jimmy was the 1st brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) Fraternity to be awarded the ADSC, and the 2nd SigEp Patriot to receive the award twice.

JUN 1918 - First Lieutenant Meissner had his 4th aerial kill over Thiaucort, France in a Neuport 28 while assigned to the 97th Aero Squadron.

AUG 1918 - Had his 5th aerial kill will flying his SPAD XIII while the commander of the 147th Aero Squadron during an engagement over Fere-en-Tardenois, France NE of Paris.

OCT 1918 - Promoted to Captain

After his discharge from the Army, Jimmy returned to Cornell to finish his engineering course, receiving his degree in 1919.

21 JAN 1922 - He was successful in having the Alabama Air National Guard established with the 125th Observation Squadron. At the time it was only the 7th state with an Air National Guard unit in America.

Source: gwpda.org
Source: riseofflight.com
Source: Wikipedia
Source: Sigma Phi Epsilon

Jimmy was a brother of the New York Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Cornell. As soon as the U.S. entered WWI, Jimmy left Cornell before graduating, and joined the Army as a Private First Class at ERC Ithaca in MAY 1917.

JUL 1917 - Sailed for France.

AUG 1917 - Began flying training at Tourse, France.

DEC 1917 - He was honorably discharged to accept a commission as a Second Lieutenant

MAR 1918 - Second Lieutenant Meissner was assigned to the 94th Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, American Expeditionary Force.

02 MAY 1918 - Date of action of first Army Distinguished Service Cross (ADSC) while serving as a First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Service assigned to the 94th Aero Squadron while in combat over the Foret De La Rappe, France.

30 MAY 1918 - Date of action of 2nd ADSC while in combat at an altitude of 4,500 meters above Jaulny, France

Research to-date by the SigEp Patriots Project (SPP) shows that Jimmy was the 1st brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) Fraternity to be awarded the ADSC, and the 2nd SigEp Patriot to receive the award twice.

JUN 1918 - First Lieutenant Meissner had his 4th aerial kill over Thiaucort, France in a Neuport 28 while assigned to the 97th Aero Squadron.

AUG 1918 - Had his 5th aerial kill will flying his SPAD XIII while the commander of the 147th Aero Squadron during an engagement over Fere-en-Tardenois, France NE of Paris.

OCT 1918 - Promoted to Captain

After his discharge from the Army, Jimmy returned to Cornell to finish his engineering course, receiving his degree in 1919.

21 JAN 1922 - He was successful in having the Alabama Air National Guard established with the 125th Observation Squadron. At the time it was only the 7th state with an Air National Guard unit in America.

Source: gwpda.org
Source: riseofflight.com
Source: Wikipedia
Source: Sigma Phi Epsilon


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