Harold Reid Hedrick

Military

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 668th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31110809
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 668th Bomb Squadron 2911th Bomb Squadron (Provisional)
  • Service Numbers: O-730844
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
Major Hiram F Conant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 668th Bomb Squadron 670th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-397619
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot - Squadron Operations Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 669th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-748066
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Bombardier/Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 668th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-684361
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Nicknames: Pink Lady
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 668th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 668th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 670th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Nicknames: Timmy II
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 668th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

High Point, North Carolina 17 January 1919

Enlisted

Spartanburg, South Carolina 10 October 1942 Camp Croft

Other

First 416th BG Combat Mission

Poix Airfield, France 3 March 1944

Other

Wounded In Action/Purple Heart

V-Weapons Site near La Cabarette, France 21 June 1944 Wounded by flak. PH citation says the wound occurred on 23 June, however the 416th BG history doesn't have the group flying a mission that day. There is a 2+ week gap in mission for Hedrick after the 21 June mission. He was wounded in the hand.

Other

Wounded In Action/ OLC to Purple Heart

near Little Hadham, Essex 31 July 1944 General Orders No. 149, 2 August 1944, Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster is awarded to wear with the Purple Heart to: 668th Bombardment Squadron (L), Harold R. Hedrick, 14165008, Staff Sergeant, Air Corps, United States Army. For wounds received in action while serving as Gunner on an A-20 airplane on 31 July 1944. Entered military service from High Point, North Carolina.

Other

Final 416th BG Combat Mission

Bitburg, Germany 29 September 1944

Died

HIgh Point, North Carolina 10 May 2003

Buried/ Commemorated

High Point, North Carolina 14 May 2003 Floral Garden Memorial Park High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA