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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army Air Forces 1
Birth:
11 Nov 1921 2
Death:
05 May 2012 3
New Jersey 3
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Person:
Harold F Harstedt 4
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 4
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 4
Birth:
11 Nov 1921 2
Male 5
Birth:
1921 4
New York 4
Death:
05 May 2012 3
New Jersey 3
Residence:
Place: Bergen County, New Jersey 4
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army Air Forces 1

World War II 4

Branch:
Army 4
Enlistment Date:
07 Mar 1943 4
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 4
Army Component:
Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status) 4
Army Serial Number:
12121762 4
Enlistment Place:
Nashville Ac Facilities Tennessee 4
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 4
Source of Army Personnel:
Enlisted Reserve or Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Officer 4
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Occupation:
Unskilled miscellaneous occupations, n.e.c. 4
Race or Ethnicity:
White 4
Army Service:
Branch: Air Corps 5
Rank: First Lieutenant 5
Serial Number: O-1998571 5
Crew Details:
Ball Turret: SSGT Philip G. Porter (POW) 6
Bombardier: FO Harold F. Harstedt (POW) 6
Co-Pilot: 2LT William M. Bell (POW) 6
Left Waist Gunner: SSGT Russell A. Perrty (POW) 6
Navigator: 2LT John C. McCaughan (POW) 6
Pilot: 1LT Montell C. Higgins (KIA) 6
Radio Operator: TSGT Fred E. Lawyer (POW) 6
Tail Gunner: SSGT Bill C. Smigielski (POW) 6
Top Turret: TSGT Francis J. Winder (POW) 6
Military Awards:
Air Medal: 2 Oak Leaf Clusters 5
American Campaign Service Medal: 1943 5
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal: 3 Battle Stars 5
POW Medal: 12 December 1944 - 8 May 1945 5
WWII Victory Medal: 7 December 1941 - 31 December 1946 5
POW Information:
Aircraft BuNo: 43-37567 5
Aircraft Nickname: "Willie III" 5
Aircraft Type: B-17G 5
Date of Loss: 12 Dec 1944 5
Location of Capture: France 5
Position: Bombardier 5
POW Camp: Stalag Luft I 5
POW Camp Location: Barth-Vogelsang, Germany 5
Rank: Flight Officer 5
Serial Number: T-2892 5
Source Information:
Box Number: 0092 4
Film Reel Number: 1.85 4
Unit Information:
Air Force: 8th Air Force 5
Command: VIII Bomber Command 5
Group: 457th Bombardment (Heavy) 5
Squadron: 750th Bombardment 5

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