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Harl Pease, Jr.

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Harl Pease, Jr.

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 10:19PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Pease
Harl Pease, Jr.



TAPS

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.




Remembered at A.B.M.C. Manila
Wall of the Missing


Born: April 10, 1917 at Plymouth, NH

Entered Service in the US Army Air Corps from Boston, MA

Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism August 06 & 07, 1942 at Rabaul, New Britain, Bixmarck Archipelago

Died: October 08, 1942 at the age of 25

Captain Pease was not scheduled to participate in an attack near Rabaul, New Britain on August 7, 1942 having been forced back to his base the previous day because of engine failure. But upon learning that all available planes in his group were needed, he voluntarily selected a B-17 declared unserviceable for combat and helped to make it flyable. With an all-volunteer crew, he rejoined his squadron in the air and kept his plane in formation during the long flight to Rabaul. When intercepted by some 30 enemy fighters before reaching the target, Captain Pease's "unserviceable" plane destroyed several Zeroes before dropping its bombs on target. Then, his aircraft, hit by enemy fire, exploded and fell in flames killing the crew.

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