Harold entered the service on 26 November 1942 from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps, Service # 16 167 519. He had four years of high school, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: “General farmers”. He married in 1944, and he and his wife had two children. In the Operation VARSITY, Serial A-9 orders he is listed as co-pilot of CG-4A #43-42026, Chalk # 125, being towed (short tow) by C-47A #43-15311, Chalk # 23.
Units served with
Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...
converted to HC-47A (C-47A equipped for Search Air Rescue) in 1962; ultimate fate unknown
Military site : airfield
Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...
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