TSgt. Harold L. Seifreid, ASN 13080602

Radio Operator - MacDonald & McLauchlen Crews

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 436th Bombardment Squadron

Enlisted: 9 Jun 42

Air Medal    Purple Heart

Killed In Action, 1 December 1943

(From Find-A-Grave.com) - Seifreid was the radio operator on B-24J #42-73196, serving with the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 436th Bombardment Squadron. They (2nd Lt. John E. Mclauchlen and Crew) were part of a formation of B-24s on a bombing mission to Insein, Burma, near Rangoon. After the bombing run, the B-24 was hit in the left wing by anti-aircraft fire and began smoking badly and dove sharply to the left, chased by three enemy fighters. They were last seen descending into a cloud bank.

(Images/Info Courtesy of Seifried Family & Fold3)

MacDonald Crew

Back, L-R: Capt. John G. MacDonald (P), 2Lt. John E. McLauchlen (CP)
Lt. Carlyle Ashburn (N), 2Lt.Gilbert A. Rauh (B), SSgt. Saul Sacher (E)

Front, L-R: SSgt. Harold L. Seifreid (G), Sgt. David W. Hancock (G), SSgt. Robert C. Gallagher (RO)
Sgt. Robert S. Simmons (G), SSgt. Bernard A. Baumgartner (G)

Standing: Sgt Bernard A. Baumgartner, Sgt. Robert S. Simmons, Sgt. Harold L. Seifreid
Kneeling: Sgt. David W. Hancock, SSgt. Saul Sacher

Standing: Sgt. David W. Hancock, Sgt. Harold L. Seifreid
Sgt. Bernard A. Baumgartner, SSgt Robert C. Gallagher

Sitting: SSgt. Saul Sacher, Sgt. Robert S. Simmons

TSgt. Simmons' Find-A-Grave.com Memorial

436th BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel