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Saastad, Harold Lief

Name and Rank, First Lieutenant Harold Lief Saastad.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Observation Squadron-3 (VMO-3), United States Marine Corps.

 

Harold was born approx. in 1918 in North Dakota.

 

Father, Ole Saastad.

Mother, Berte (Karlsdatter) Saastad.

Sisters, Alice, Olga and Norma Saastad.

Brothers, Arthur, Norman and Walter Saastad.

Wife, Georgia L. (Berger) Saastad.

 

Harold entered  the service from North Carolina with service number # 0-029629.

 

Harold L. Saalstad was a Lieutenant/Pilot in the Marine Corps.

 

Harold was KIA during an observation run, nothing on the radio when he not arrived on the destination on April 19, 1945, and he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal Marine Corps, Expeditionary Medal Marine Corps, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Harold is buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

 

Thanks to http://hma1369.tripod.com/vmo3.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

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

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Website,

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Marine Observation Squadron 3 (VMO-3)
Kadena Airfield, Okinawa
YO-1
Harold Lief Saastad
His rank First Lieutenant