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Land, Harold Clifford

Rank and Name, Seaman Apprentice Harold Clifford Land.

Unit/Placed in, USS Hammann (DD-412) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Harold is born approx. 1922 in Texas.

 

Father, Willie E. Land.

Mother, Willie M. Land.

Sister, Melba E. Land.

 

Harold enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3567349.

 

Harold was KIA when the USS Hammann was torpedoed by 4 torpedo’s, 1 missed, 2 went beneath him and hit USS Yorktown, 1 hit him midship breaking in half and sunk at Midway on June 6, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Harold is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/412.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Hamman (DD-412) Destroyer
Japanese sub I-168
Casualty List
His rank Seaman (Apprantice)