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Harry F. Hedlund

Date of birth: November 27, 1921
Date of death: August 2, 2008
Burial location: Riverside, California
Home of record: Fullerton California
Status: POW

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Captain Harry F. Hedlund (AFSN: 0-772366), United States Air Force, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with the 452d Bombardment Wing, FIFTH Air Force, in Korea.

Action Date: Korean War

Service: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Regiment: 452d Bombardment Wing

Division: 5th Air Force

Prisoner of War Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

Captain Harry F. Hedlund (AFSN: 0-772366), United States Air Force, was captured by communist forces after he was shot down over North Korea on 24 March 1951, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his release on 2 September 1953, during Operation Big Switch at the end of the war.

General Orders: NARA Database: Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War, 7/5/1950 - 10/6/1954

Action Date: March 24, 1951 - September 2, 1953

Service: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Battalion: 729th Bombardment Squadron

Regiment: 452d Bombardment Wing

Division: Prisoner of War (North Korea)