In memory of Harold Edwin Peterson                 8-31-1916 to 10-11-1990

Harold was born August 30, 1916. His birth was recorded on the following day, and the birth certificate gives his birthdate as

 August 31, 1916. He was born in North Dakota, probably Finley, or Grand forks. He had an older sister, Agnes, and an older

 brother, Egbert.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an enlisted man, but on completion of O.C.S. he was commissioned as a second

lieutenant. He completed flight training at Eagle Pass, Texas in the early 1940s.

Harold was a good father, and husband to Irma (Johnson). He was a devout Lutheran, and attended church on a very regular

basis.

His children, from oldest to youngest are Terry, Dale, and Gloria.

When Irma was pregnant with Dale, they lost everything in the Vanport flood of 1948. The Vanport Flood - Oregon History Project

 

 

Before Harold is born;

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Harold as youngster-

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in mother Martha’s hand

 

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With sister Agnes

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With brother Egbert

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Harolds mom and dad

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Flight Training Pics

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Additional flight training photos at http://www.petesmemories.com/flight%20training.htm.

Photos from Okinawa at http://www.petesmemories.com/okinawa.htm.

 

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A postcard to Harold’s mother, Martha, from a cousin, Erling Boe.

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Harold and Irma moved to Sacramento in 1979. This was their final home. See http://www.petesmemories.com/dlsbxpt6.html. A few samples;

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