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MORE MACR - B-24J Loss, 42-74191, 1 Dec., 1943 Continued.

SEIFREID, HAROLD LYNN, Technical Sergeant, 13080602, USAAF

TSgt Harold Lynn Seifreid was born 22 April 1912 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Ephraim Kline Seifreid (1874-    ) and Anna “Annie” Katherine (Graff) Seifreid (1884-1958). He had several siblings, including Miriam Seifreid (1911-1988), Donald H. Seifreid (1914-2001), Eugene Kline Seifreid (1915-2003), Daisy May (Seifreid) McGrenrey (1919-1988), James N. Seifreid (1921-2011), and Edna Hazel Seifreid (1925-1990). He registered for the WW II draft in 1940, describing himself as 5’10”, 160 lbs, brown hair with brown eyes. He enlisted on 9 June 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died 1 December 1943, in the crash of the B-24J in Burma, assigned to the 7th Bomber Group, Heavy, 436th Bomber Squadron, and was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

Brother Donald Hubertis Seifreid enlisted in the U.S. Army on 9 February 1942, in Philadelphia, PA, and served through 21 September, 1945 (Service # 13053478). Brother Eugene K. Seifreid served as well, from 3 December 1941 through 7 May 1944, entering USAAF service at Fort Meade, Maryland (Service # 33107243), honorably discharged at Lowry Field, Colorado, 21 October 1945.

TEDONE, FRANK JOHN, Staff Sergeant, 11094405, USAAF

SSgt Frank John Tedone was born 29 November 1920 in East Hartford, Connecticut, to Dominic Tedone (1882-1970) and Consiglia “Celia” (DeChierico) Tedone (1889-   ). He had two siblings: Jack Tedone (1916-1998) and Mary Tedone (1916-1991). He registered for the WW II draft 16 February 1942, describing himself as 5’7”, 160 lbs, black hair with grey eyes. He enlisted 22 August 1942 in the USAAF from Hartford, Connecticut. He died 1 December 1943, in the crash of the B-24J in Burma, assigned to the 7th Bomber Group, Heavy, 436th Bomber Squadron. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Purple Heart.  Brother Jack Tedone served in the USAAF from 16 February 1941 through 21 November 1945.

NIXON, CLAUDE ELDON, Staff Sergeant, 38114201, USAAF

SSgt Claude Eldon Nixon was born 19 March 1921 in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas to Ele B. Nixon (1889-1962) and Mary Frances (Grose) Nixon (1895-1960). He had several siblings: Irene Nixon (1914-2003), George Clyde Nixon (1918-1995), Elsie Viola Nixon (1925-2011), Alvin Lee “Red” Nixon (1927-1984) and Barbara Fay Nixon (1930-1930). He enlisted 21 July 1942 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, while living in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas. He died 1 December 1943, 7th Bomber Group, Heavy, 436th Bomber Squadron, and was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart. The Vernon Daily Record, 31 December 1943, reported him as missing in action.  Brother Alvin L. Nixon, born 15 November, 1927, served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan from 7 February 1952 through 26 January 1954.

SSgt. Claude E. Nixon

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