Jarrell Barnhill

1st Lt. Jarrell L Barnhill was assigned to the 301st BG 353rd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Pilot.

Jarrell "Jerry" Barnhill of Wheaton A memorial service for Jarrell "Jerry" Barnhill, 83, formerly a longtime resident of Sea Cliff, N.Y.,will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at St. Matthew United Church of Christ, 1420 S. Gables, Wheaton. Born Dec. 18, 1919, in Bailey, Okla., he died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Interment will be private in Wheaton Cemetery.

Mr. Barnhill served as a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he was a B-17 bomber pilot. He earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering and then a master of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Jerry then began a career as a mechanical engineer, working for many years at Sperry Gyroscope, finishing his career at the age of 80 at Lawrence Aviation Industries. More recently, he was an active member of St. Matthew United Church of Christ in Wheaton, where he served as a choir member and also on the building and grounds committee. He was also a member of the Silvertones singing group and an active member of the Wheaton Leisure Center and he enjoyed many trips with the group.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nigel; children, Press (Gena) of Liberty, Mo., Janell (Frank) Weinstock of Cincinnati, Ohio and Laura (Thomas) Barto of Wheaton; and grandchildren, Brent Barnhill, Kristen (Flynn) Tregay, David Weinstock, Heather Weinstock, Cheryl, Cynthia and Danielle Barto.

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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status


General Order (GO)* : 1221

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt


General Order (GO)* : 3168

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 1st Lt

* Documents are of the type/classification of "General Order" for most award documents. The listed documents are GO, General Order unless otherwise stated. For example. Special Orders.

The Issuing Authority is the Command and author of the document.

5/13/1945 General Orders 3168 AM
3/7/1945 General Orders 1221 AM
5/13/1945 General Orders 3168 AM

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