My father Chief Officer Adrian Edwards Millar was born in Roselle NJ on November 11, 1918, Armistice Day. His parents were both born in England and his life was spent back and forth across the Atlantic when they returned for family visits, funerals etc. In 1936 Dad went back to England with his Mother and became a cadet in the British Merchant Navy and was in the British Merchant Navy when the 39-45 War started up. He also served in the Canadian Merchant Navy, The United States Merchant Marine, and an outfit known as The Air Transport Command where he was a flight navigator in flying out of Presque Isle, Maine to various bases in Greenland. His next to last voyage at sea was aboard the S/S DENNISON VICTORY bound for Viet Nam. He took ill aboard ship and was flown to a hospital in Nassau BWI where he died from the flu combined with pneumonia. For his war service he held the following medals. From England and Canada, The 39-45 Star, The Atlantic Star, The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with overseas clasp, and the British 1939-45 War Medal. From the United States he held the Merchant Marine Combat Bar with Star. the Merchant Marine Defense Bar, The Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Bar, The Merchant Marine Mediterranean Middle East War Zone Bar, and The Merchant Marine Victory Medal. He also had an award certificate from Yugoslavia and a service medal from the State of New Jersey. I do not have much knowledge about his time with the Air Transport Command but I do not think he got any awards for that service. It certainly is interesting to see the various groups of honors and awards that some people got for their multi-national service.
Edited by SemperParatus, 02 August 2018 - 09:28 AM.