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Harold Wildrick Obituary

Master Sergeant Harold D. Wildrick

Crew Chief 351st Bomb Squadron 100th Bomb Group

November 1, 1915 – August 22, 1996

Harold Wildrick will be remembered as dedicated, serious, soft spoken and extremely competent hard working aircraft mechanic. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his “meritorious conduct and outstanding service” on May 26, 1944 by command of General Le May. During the period of July 4, 1943 to May 11, 1944 four aircraft under his supervision completed fifty-six (56) high altitude bombing operations without having to return because of a mechanical difficulty or failure. His aircraft during the period were 42-3234 Little Mike, 42-31035 Hang the Expense, 42-39867 Hang the Expense IV (later Boeing Belle) and 42-31767 Our Gal Sal. Planes 867 and 767 both completed more than 130 missions and returned to the United States at the end of the war.

Harold is survived by his wife Beatrice, two sons, three grand children and one great grand daughter.

W.  A. Carleton