Ham, 2nd Lt. Harold C.

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2nd Lt. Harold Charles Ham 
Born: 10 March 1925 – Oak Park, Illinois
Parents: Harold E. & Catherine Ham 
Hometown: 
– 2825 North Seventy-Seventh Avenue – Elmwood Park, Illinois 
– his family had lived in Oak Park, Illinois 
Education: 
– John Mills School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1943 
Selective Service Registration: 11 March 1943
Contact Person: Mr. H. E. Ham – father
– registered while still in high school
Inducted: 
– 10 March 1944 
– U. S. Army Air Corps 
Serial Number: O&837812 
Training: 
– Florida 
– Georgia 
– Spence Army Airfield – received wings 
Unit: 
– 336th Base Unit Combat Crew Training Squadron – Instructional Operations 
-Flight Instructor 
– Randolph Army Airfield, Texas 
– Scott Army Airfield, Illinois 
– Sarasota Army Airfield, Florida 
Engagements: 
– Unknown 
Died: 
– 6 April 1945 – disappeared over the ocean during a storm 
– 20 miles from Jacksonville, Florida 
– flying a P-51K 
– Plane Number: 44-11796 
Buried: 
– Missing 
– remains were never recovered 

 

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