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Lloyd Cullen Harveson


After the war, Lloyd Cullen Harveson became a Sales Office Correspondent selling tin cans for growers in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas - he worked for Continental Can Company.

We did not have much money so fun was to go to Hobby Airport, Houston, TX and sit on the car at the approach end of the active runway and watch planes landing.

Now Dad had all 3 of his boys become military pilots AND Commercial Airline Pilots.

This interest in aviation grew in me - the oldest of Lloyd's 3 boys.
My name is Lloyd Cullen Harveson Jr
I attended the US Air Force Academy, graduating June 3, 1970 and was commissioned
a 2nd Lieutenant. Pilot Training at Webb AFB, Big Spring TX and graduated July 1971.
I flew active duty the C-141A and the C-5A. After separation from active duty I was a
Liaison Officer for the Academy until retirement on October 1,1990. I flew as Captain of
the Boeing 777 and the McDonnell-Douglas MD-80, retiring at age 60 on Nov 30, 2006.

Dad's 2nd son: Walter Preston Harveson also attended the Academy, graduating in 1973.
Walter became a T-38 Instructor Pilot at Williams AFB, Phoenix AZ. After military service
Walter became an airline pilot for American Airlines.

Dad's 3rd son: Lauren Charles Harveson graduated from the University of Houston and
was commissioned in the US Marine Corps. He flew C-130s based in Chicago, IL. Lauren
transferred to the USAF Reserves and then flew the C-5A out of New York. After military
Lauren became a Captain for Northwest Orient Airlines on the Boeing 747.


Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...


Date Contributor Update
16 November 2018 09:53:38 LloydHarvesonDianaQueenOfTheChase Changes to highest rank

I am Lloyd Harveson's oldest son - Lloyd Cullen Harveson Jr
I saw his retirement certificate - MAJOR Lloyd Cullen Harveson

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2018 09:43:57 LloydHarvesonDianaQueenOfTheChase Changes to middlename, nickname and biography

Lloyd Cullen Harveson Jr has first hand knowledge of my family - shown above.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:59 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /