Harold Owen Freeman

Military
media-53796.jpeg UPL 53796 Capt Harold O. Freeman, 351BG.

USAAF Photo

Object Number - UPL 53796 - Capt Harold O. Freeman, 351BG.

Assigned to 510BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 31-Dec-43 in B-17 42-39823 'Iron Ass'. Evaded (EVD).





Post War: Remained in USAF serving in Korea and Vietnam conflicts, retiring as Lt Colonel.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 351st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14084440
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-801590
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37316172
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-679428
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Iron Ass
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Quincy, CA 1 August 1916 Son of Fred James and Ida I [Takalo] Freeman.

Enlisted

Sacramento, CA 7 April 1941 Sacramento, California

Other

Evaded

Belgium 31 December 1943 Evaded capture.

Other

Discharged USAF

4 September 1964 Honourable discharge.

Died

5 August 1985

Buried/ Commemorated

Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA 23 August 1985 Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, San Mateo County, California

Based

Polebrook 31 December 1943 Assigned to 510BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1983 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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