Siblings who served: include: Warren F. Harmon, USMC, # 345511, Corp., MOS – 7000 -MCAS, El Toro ; born 28 Dec 1922 – died 24 Jul 2005 – PFC, Supply Section, S.D., Hqs Co., 2nd MarDiv; James L Harmon – born 10 Jul 1901 – enlisted 18 Jun 1942 San Francisco, CA  - honorable discharge 2 Mar 1943 – died 8 Apr 1982; Albert Harmon – born 19 Jul 1903, died 6 Jul 1985 – U.S. Navy, enlisted 5 Nov 1920 – honorable discharge 30 Oct 1925; Robert L Harmon – born 17 Jun 1910, died 11 Nov 1981, U.S. Navy - enlisted 20 Oct 1942 – honorably discharged 4 Dec 1943.

 

20 July 1942 – Ukiah Daily Journal (Ukiah, CA) – Frank Harmons Have Three Sons In U.S. Service - Three sons in the service of America is the proud record of Mr and Mrs Frank Harmon of Hopland. All are graduates of Hopland schools and well known. Warren F. Harmon is a PFC, Quartermasters’ Corps of the USMC; James Harmn left California on 2 July for Jefferson Barracks, MO, where he will be trained as a mechanic for the USAAF. Aviation cadet George E. Harmon was transferred to Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas, then to Lowry Field. He has been in the USAAF a year.

8 December 1943 – The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA) – Edith Grace (Harmon) Myers received word that her husband, Ivan D. Myers, a POW of the Japanese since the attack on Wake Island, is working in Japanese shipyards near Osaka, Japan, in a POW camp. The same day, she found out her brother, Lt. George E. Harmon, is missing in action in Burma.  Marine Corporal Warren F. Harmon, former Santa Rosa Jr. College student, is on his way home from Guadalcanal.

7 May 1945 – The Fresno Bee – Calcutta, May 4 – Seventy three American officers and enlisted men were freed from Japanese captivity told of hungry months on a thin rice diet, slappings and beatings, and medical neglect. But among their “less than human” Japanese captors, some said there were a few who treated the prisoners with kindness. Here in Calcutta they lay in two large wardrooms at the American military hospital awaiting an early trip home.  Red Cross girls showered them with attention. Actually only five were bad cases. The others looked reasonably healthy and not emaciated, although signs of jungle sores, ancient and recent, scarred their legs. One prisoner, Lieutenant Melvin B. Bowman, Belvedere, CA, a prisoner since October 16, 1943, said the Japanese sergeant in charge of the prisoners from Kumaing to Maymyo spent his own money to buy bananas and cheroots for American fliers. Generally, however, Bowman said, “The Japanese are just plain savages.” The liberated included: California – Lieutenant Galpin M. Etherington, Los Angeles; Lieutenant George E. Harmon, Hopland; Lieutenant Clarence A. King, Napa; Lieutenant Stewart B. Walker, Los Angeles; Staff Sergeant Gerell T. Majors, Los Angeles; and Staff Sergeant Leland N. Waltrip, El Monte.

10 May 1945 – The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA) – Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Harmon, Hopland, were notified that their son, Lt. George E. Harmon, has been liberated from a Jap prison camp in Burma and that he is in good health. Lieutenant Harmon, USAAF, had been listed as missing in action for 18 months. He is the brother of Mrs. Arthur Hover and Mrs. Ivan D. Myers, who both live here.