B-107292, FEB 6, 1952

B-107292: Feb 6, 1952

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THERE WAS REFERRED TO THIS OFFICE WITH THE SAID LETTER OF JANUARY 5. THERE WAS SUBMITTED A CERTIFIED COPY OF LETTERS TESTAMENTARY ISSUED BY THE PROBATE COURT. HARTMAN WAS APPOINTED EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT B. TO SUCH AMOUNT AS WAS LEGALLY DUE THE DECEDENT FOR ARMORY DRILL PAY AT THE DATE OF HIS DEATH. PAYMENT TO HIM IN THAT CAPACITY OF SUCH AMOUNT IS AUTHORIZED. ARE RETURNED HEREWITH.

B-107292, FEB 6, 1952

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MAJOR J.O. HORNBAKER, USAF:

BY LETTER DATED JANUARY 5, 1952, THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, REFERRED TO THIS OFFICE YOUR LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 20, 1951, REQUESTING AN ADVANCE DECISION ON THE CLAIM OF STANLEY L. HARTMAN, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT B. HARTMAN, DECEASED, LATE FIRST LIEUTENANT, 164TH FIGHTER SQUADRON (SE), 121ST FIGHTER GROUP, OHIO AIR NATIONAL GUARD, FOR ARMORY DRILL PAY DUE THE DECEDENT AT THE DATE OF HIS DEATH ON APRIL 1, 1951, SUPPORTED BY SUPPLEMENTAL ARMORY DRILL PAY ROLL OF THE SAID ORGANIZATION FOR THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 1 TO MARCH 31, 1951. ALSO, THERE WAS REFERRED TO THIS OFFICE WITH THE SAID LETTER OF JANUARY 5, 1952, LETTER OF DECEMBER 3, 1951, FROM THE AIR FORCE FINANCE CENTER, DENVER, COLORADO, TRANSMITTING THE CLAIM OF BETTA K. HARTMAN, WIDOW OF THE DECEDENT, FOR THE AMOUNT DUE.

WITH YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 20, 1951, THERE WAS SUBMITTED A CERTIFIED COPY OF LETTERS TESTAMENTARY ISSUED BY THE PROBATE COURT, MEDINA COUNTY, STATE OF OHIO, SHOWING THAT ON APRIL 20, 1951, STANLEY L. HARTMAN WAS APPOINTED EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT B. HARTMAN, DECEASED. SINCE A CLAIM HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM THE LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEDENT'S ESTATE PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT DUE MAY NOT BE MADE TO ANY OTHER PERSON. SEE THE ACT OF JUNE 30, 1906, 34 STAT. 750, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 4 OF THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 25, 1946, 60 STAT. 30.

ACCORDINGLY, STANLEY L. HARTMAN APPEARS TO BE ENTITLED, AS EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT B. HARTMAN, DECEASED, TO SUCH AMOUNT AS WAS LEGALLY DUE THE DECEDENT FOR ARMORY DRILL PAY AT THE DATE OF HIS DEATH, AND PAYMENT TO HIM IN THAT CAPACITY OF SUCH AMOUNT IS AUTHORIZED, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT, NO DETERMINATION BEING MADE HEREIN AS TO THE CORRECTNESS OF THE AMOUNT OF SUCH PAYMENT, OR AS TO THE CORRECTNESS OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL PAY ROLL IN OTHER RESPECTS.

THE CLAIM AND SUPPORTING PAPERS TRANSMITTED WITH YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 20, 1951, ARE RETURNED HEREWITH, THE CLAIM OF THE WIDOW BEING RETAINED IN THIS OFFICE.