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MILITARY RECORDS FOR WILLIAM EUGENE DYE
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Cover Letter Cover Letter – stamped March 15, 2001, letter to me (Kari Northup) from the Archives Technician at the National Personnel Records Center in Missouri. Gives a (2001) phone number and address to contact for more info, and the address of their website.
June 1, 1945 Page 1 (handwritten notes added through August 19, 1945)

William E. Dye, Serial #02037941, arm or service – MAC (Medical Administrative Corp?), component – AUS (Army U.S.), Ht 6’1”, wt 195, DOB May 7, 1920, Entry into Active service – June 1, 1945, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant June 1, 1945, Type of duty – Parasitologist, 5th medical lab from July 21, 1945-Aug 19, 1945. Attended OCS (Officer Candidate School) Feb 2, 1945-June 1, 1945, course MAC (Medical Administrative C). Speaks German. Remarks – Auth New Guinea Campaign Star per USAFFE G. O. 64 dod (date on duty?) March 30, 1945. Departed Manila P. I. Aug 14, 1945. Arrived Batangas P. I. Aug 14, 1945. Atzd Philippine Liberation Medal. penUSAFFE G. O. 23/45.

June 1, 1945 Page 2 (handwritten notes added through October 14, 1945)

Married, Legal residence 21246 15th Ave (? Hard to read numbers), Central City, Nebraska
Emergency addressee - Norma L. Dye, wife, 6139 West 83rd Place, Los Angeles, California
Education:
High School, 4 years – Holdredge, Nebraska, College Prep, graduated 1937
College, 4 years – Univ. of Nebraska, Chemistry, B.S. 1942
Participating Sports – Swimming, Tennis
Main Civilian Occupation – Chemist: Performed routine water chemical and Bacteriological examinations and Zeolite control tests from July 1942 to Sept 1942. Monthly Salary - $150.00
Secondary Civilan Occupation – Foreman, Supervised 17 women and 3 men in Egg processing department, Omaha Cold Storage Co. from June 1941 to Jan 1942. Monthly Salary $120.00
Qualification in Military Specialties – Parasitologist, June 1, 1945
Remarks: Rel Pref P, Departed US July 25, 1943; Highest position of leader Tec.4 Lab Technician. Enlisted Sept. 1, 1942-May 31, 1945, Fav Loyalty Check June 1, 1945 Files G-2 USAFFE chk’d: Passed Map Reading course at OCS; Auth Asian Pacific Ribbon Per W.D. circ. No 1 1943. Auth New Guinea Campaign Star per USAFFE G.O. (general order?) 64 dated March 30, 1945. Authorized Phillipine Liberation Medal per USAFFE G. O. 23/45. Arrived Townsville, Australia Aug 15, 1943. Departed Brisbane Australia Aug 6, 1945, Arr. Manila P. I. July 20, 1945, Departed Manila P.I. Aug 14, 1945. Arr Batangas P. I. Aug 14, 1945. Departed Batangas P. I. Sept. 24, 1945. Arrived SASEBO (?) Sept 25, 1945, Departed SASEBO Japan Oct 26, 1945. Arrived Fukjoka Japan Oct 26, 1945 79-NO-400 Departed Bauhng Luzon P. I. Oct 9, 1945. Arrived SASEBO Kiusho Japan Oct 14, 1945

June 1, 1945
Page 3
(handwritten notes added through December 9, 1945)

William Eugene Dye, arm or service – MAC, component – AUS, Ht 6’1”, wt 190, DOB May 7, 1920, Entry into Active service – June 1, 1945, , promoted to 2nd Lieutenant June 1, 1945
Type of duty:
Parasitologist, 5th medical lab from July 21, 1945-Aug 19, 1945
Parasitologist, 5th medical lab from Aug 20, 1945-Nov 2, 1945
R.A.D. Sep Ctr, Ft. MacArthur, Calif from Nov 3, 1945-Dec 9, 1945
Attended Hq OCS (Officer Candidate School) Feb 5, 1945-May 31, 1945, course Medical Administrative
Speaks some German

July 26, 1945
Page 1

William E. Dye, Serial #02037941, arm or service – MAC (Medical Administrative C), component – AUS, Ht 6’1”, wt 195, DOB May 7, 1920, Entry into Active service – June 1, 1945, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant June 1, 1945, Type of duty – Parasitologist, 5th medical lab from July 21, 1945-(blank). Attended OCS (Officer Candidate School) Feb 2, 1945-June 1, 1945, course MAC (Medical Administrative C). Speaks German.

July 26, 1945
Page 2
Married, Legal residence 6139 West 83rd Place, Los Angeles, California
Emergency addressee - Mrs. William E. Dye, wife, 6139 West 83rd Place, Los Angeles, California
Education:
High School, 4 years – Holdredge, Nebraska, Academic, graduated 1937
College, 4 years – Univ. of Nebraska, Chemistry, B.S. 1942
Participating Sports – Swimming, Tennis
Main Civilian Occupation – Chemist: Routine water & Zeolite chemical and bacteriological analysis. Company : Culligan Zeolite Co., North Brook, IL, from August 1942 to Sept 1942. Monthly Salary - $150.00
Secondary Civilan Occupation – Foreman, Egg Dept. Supervised 17 women and 3 men in processing department, Omaha Cold Storage Co., Central City, Nebraska, from June 1939 to Aug 1940. Monthly Salary $135.00
Qualification in Military Specialties – Parasitologist, June 1, 1945
Qualifications in Arms: Rifle MI on April 1, 1945. Carbine MI on April 1, 1945.
Remarks - Enl Service from Sept 1, 1942 to May 31, 1945. Highest grade attained T 14 Lab Technician 858. Left US July 25, 1943. Arrived Townsville, Australia Aug 7, 1943. Departed Brisbane Australia Jul 6, 1945, Arr. Manila P. I. July 20, 1945. Religion Pref Protestant. Qualified Map Reading & Aerial Photography May 31, 1945. Completed Malaria Control Dec 1, 1943. Infiltration Course June 1, 1943. Auth Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon Per W.D. G.O. No 1 1943.

July 26, 1945
Page 3

Looks like a recopy of page 2 above, but adds in remarks that he got W.E.D. 72-No-000 Auth New Guinea Star per USAFFE G.O. 64 dated March 30, 1945.

July 26, 1945
Page 4
(handwritten notes added through Nov 20, 1945

Dye, William E 02037941
Left United States on 25 July 1943
Arrived at Townsville, Australia on 15 August 1943
Left Brisbane Australia on 6 July 1945
Arrived at Manila P.I. on 20 July 1945
Left Manila P.I. on 14 Aug 1945
Arrived at Batangas, Luzon, P. I. on 14 Aug 1945
Left Batangas P. I. on 24 Sep 1945
Arrived at Bauang P. I. on 25 Sep 1945
See 66-1 Remarks
Left Okazaki Japan 10 Nov 1945
Arrived at Seattle, Washington on 20 Nov 1945
Authorized for 4 overseas (6 month service) bars and gives dates for each.

December 9, 1945

Military Record and Report of Separation, Certificate of Service
William E. Dye, Serial # 02 037 941, 2nd Lt, MAC, AUS (Army of the US)
5th Medical Laboratory, Date of Relief from active duty – Dec 9, 1945. Place of separation – Separation Center, Fort MacArthur, California.
Permanent address – 2216 15th Ave, Central City, Nebraska
Date of Birth – May 7, 1920 in McPherson, Kansas.
Hazel eyes, brown hair, 6’0”, 190#, 2 dependants, white, married
Civilian occupation – Chemist
Selective Service Data – Registered, Merrick, Nebraska. Home address at time of entry of duty was same as Permanent address above. Date of active duty – June 1, 1945.
Military occupational specialty – Parasitologist 3310
Battles & campaigns – None
Decorations & citations – Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal
Wounds received in action – None. Service Schools attended – None
Reason & Authority for Separation – Reld fr AD (D) WD AGO TEX SPXOC-E 8 Sep 45 and M/O 11th Repl Depot 8 Nov 45
(Released from Active Duty (D) AGO TEX SPXOC-E 8 Sep 45 and Mustered Out 11th Repl Depot 8 Nov 45?)
ASR Score (2 Sep 45) 79
REASON FOR SEPARATION: Points in excess of critical score
(For explanation of ASR Score, see http://members.aol.com/ItalyWW2/Points.htm
Lapel button issued, Right thumb print on record.

February 1, 1950

Report of Separation from the Armed Forces of the United States
Honorable Separation, Air Force
William Eugene Dye, AO 2 037 941, 1st Lt 9 June 49, AFUS MSC (Air Force US?)
Reason & authority for separation – Public Law 281 as amended by Public Law 670 – 79th Congress
Place of Separation – Fitzsimmons Gen Hosp Denver Colorado
Specialty number – 3307. Related Civilian Occupation – Med Bacteriologist (prof & kin) 1 Feb 1950
Date of Birth – May 7, 1920 in McPherson, Kansas.
Hazel eyes, brown hair, 6’1”, 190#, 2 dependants, white, married
Rank at entry into active service – 2nd Lt. Date & Place of entry into Active Service – June 3, 1948, Fitzsimmons GH Denver Colorado.
Home address at time of entry into active service – 840 No Truro Ave, Hawthorne, California
Decorations – Asiatic Pacific Theatre of Operations, Occupation (Japan), Philippine Liberation, World War II Victory Medal
Most significant Duty Assignment – Clinical Laboratory Officer
Service Schools or Post grad college – Univ of Colo Medical School (post graduate) Sept 49-Jan 50, Bacteriology 21 qtr hrs.
Remarks – Temporary 1st Lt UFAS. Permanent Grade 2nd Lt USAFR. Date of Rank 3 Nov 48 and 2nd Lt NGUS Date of Rank 25 Nov 47.
Termination of Res Pmt to accept apmt in Regular Army. Officer continuing on active duty. Blood group “O”. Not eligible for separation under the point or length of service criteria at time change in status occurred.
Compensation – Educational benefits and loan on house
Main Civilian Occupation – Medical Bacteriologist (prof & Kin), McCormack Gen Hospital, Pasadena, California
Marital status – Separated
8 years grammar school, 4 yrs high school, 6 years college. BS degree in Chemistry
Permanent address – Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado

July 31, 1953
Page 1

Same info as on most of the previous records. States that he is married, the word "separated" written after but then crossed out. Wife is listed in handwritten pencil as Mary Joyce Dye, 4035 East 10th Avenue, Denver, Co. (this is error if as he had divorced Mary Joyce Crandall Dye and remarried Atlanta Brees by July 1953). Permanent address is given as Truro Ave, Hawthorne, California. 1 wife, 4 children. German listed as foreign language spoken but is crossed out. Civilian occupation listed as Medical Bacteriologist (Prof & Kin) at McCornack Gen Hospital, Pasadena, California from March 48 to Jun 48. Secondary Civilian occupation given as Teacher, Univ (educ) at the University of So. California. Duties performed were supervised laboratory class in clinical laboratory methods and in medical bacteriology.
Awards, Decorations & citations – all listed previously, plus CR (commendation ribbon?) with metal pendant, DA 3 Sep 1952, and National Defense Service Medal, AFR 35-50, 31 Jul 53. The commendation ribbon is marked as actually being “presented”.
Remarks – BI 25 Sep 51 by OSI IG, USAF filed DO #4; final clearance granted 4 May 53 for access to TOP SECRET security information required in the performance of officially assigned duties

July 31, 1953
Page 2
Flying Status – Authority – P4, PO 54, Hq AU, 1 Jul 53, Non-crew Member FT&RO to 30 Ju 54
Professional societies – Society of American Bacteriologists 1947
American Trudeau Society TB 1950
American Public Health Association 1951
Colorado Trudeau Society 1951
Sigma Xi – 1951
Books & technical papers published – says “see insert” but I don’t have the insert
Brown hair, hazel eyes, ruddy complexion, Blood type “O”
Has photo of him. He signed it August 15 1950 as William E. Dye, 1st Lt, MSC-USAF
June 1, 1954
Page 1
June 1, 1954 – there are 3 pages, much of same info as above. His rank is Captain, appointed June 18, 1952, USAF (MSC). Listed as married, permanent address given as 3217 4th Avenue North in Great Falls, Cascade Co., MT (This is home of parents of Atlanta Brees Dye).
June 1, 1954
Page 2
The last 2 papers list all of his ranks, positions he held, foreign service data.

June 1, 1954
Page 3
See above