B-115283, MAY 27, 1953

B-115283: May 27, 1953

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TO SUCH AMOUNT AS WAS LEGALLY DUE THE DECEDENT FOR ARMORY DRILL PAY AND FLYING PAY AT THE DATE OF HIS DEATH (SEE THE ACT OF JUNE 30. PAYMENT TO HER IN SUCH AMOUNT IS AUTHORIZED. ARE RETURNED HEREWITH.

B-115283, MAY 27, 1953

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CAPTAIN W. H. WRAY, USAF:

BY LETTER DATED MAY 14, 1953, THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, REFERRED TO THIS OFFICE YOUR REQUEST OF JANUARY 13, 1953, FOR ON ADVANCE DECISION ON THE CLAIM OF DOROTHY IRENE RIDDELL, WIDOW OF GORDON RIDDELL, DECEASED, LATE FIRST LIEUTENANT, GRADE 0-2, 139TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR SQUADRON, 107TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR GROUP, NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD, FOR ARMORY DRILL PAY AND FLYING PAY DUE THE DECEDENT AT THE DATE OF HIS DEATH ON OCTOBER 19, 1952, SUPPORTED BY SUPPLEMENTAL ARMORY DRILL PAY ROLLS OF THE SAID ORGANIZATION FOR THE PERIOD FROM JULY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1952.

THE CLAIMANT APPEARS TO BE ENTITLED, AS WIDOW OF GORDON RIDDELL, DECEASED, TO SUCH AMOUNT AS WAS LEGALLY DUE THE DECEDENT FOR ARMORY DRILL PAY AND FLYING PAY AT THE DATE OF HIS DEATH (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), AND PAYMENT TO HER IN 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 ROLLS IN OTHER RESPECTS.

THE CLAIM AND SUPPORTING PAPERS, TRANSMITTED WITH YOUR LETTER, ARE RETURNED HEREWITH.