Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Eilands in:
 • Barrancas National Cemetery
 • Pensacola
 • Escambia County
 • Florida
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Advertisement
Harold John "Bud" Eiland
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 21, 1921
Volusia County
Florida, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1952, South Korea

KIA - KOREAN WAR
Harold, called "Bud" by his family and friends, was born to John Franklin and Grace Margaret (Storch) Eiland. He had six siblings: George 1918-1996; Selma Evelyn 1924-2000; Kathleen Theresa born in 1926; Lillian Louise born in 1927; infant boy 1931; Robert Everett 1932-2005. In the 1930 US Census his family was living in Winter Haven, Florida; in the 1935 census they were living in Pasco County, Florida. Bud married Miss Sara Alice Sickler in 1943 in Pasco County, Florida. He was killed in action during the Korean War. "Major Eiland was the pilot of a F3D-2 Douglas Skynight fighter with the Marine Night Fighter Squadron 513, Marine Air Group 33, 1st Marine Air Wing. On September 1, 1952, while departing on a combat mission, his engine malfunctioned on take-off and the plane crashed into the water two miles from Kusan Airfield (K-8), South Korea. Major Eiland was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal."
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Franklin Eiland (1883 - 1965)
  Grace Margaret Storch Eiland (1900 - 1941)
 
 Sibling:
  Harold John Eiland (1921 - 1952)
  Robert Everett Eiland (1932 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
FLORIDA
MAJOR
US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II
KOREA

 
Burial:
Barrancas National Cemetery
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA
Plot: 26 22
 
Maintained by: HISTORY
Originally Created by: chuck cummins
Record added: Dec 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82436899
Harold John Bud Eiland
Added by: chuck cummins
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
 Added: May. 31, 2015

- HISTORY
 Added: Jan. 21, 2015

- HISTORY
 Added: Dec. 18, 2014
There are 4 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service