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Capt Harald Martyn “Hal” Beardall II
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Capt Harald Martyn “Hal” Beardall II Veteran

Birth
Florida, USA
Death
21 May 1951 (aged 26)
North Korea
Cenotaph
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA GPS-Latitude: 28.5374881, Longitude: -81.3580158
Plot
Block 2, east end NE1/4, row 2
Memorial ID
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Capt, US Air Force, Missing in action in Korea. Declared dead 1954

Captain Beardall was the pilot of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Wing. On May 21, 1951, while on a day interdiction of the enemy, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed 30 miles northwest of the bombline along Route 4, Kumchon to Sibyon. He was taken Prisoner of War. He was presumed dead on March 31, 1954. His remains were not recovered even though some witnesses say he was seen just prior to the final Big Switch exchange in 1953.

Awarded
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Prisoner of War Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Capt, US Air Force, Missing in action in Korea. Declared dead 1954

Captain Beardall was the pilot of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Wing. On May 21, 1951, while on a day interdiction of the enemy, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed 30 miles northwest of the bombline along Route 4, Kumchon to Sibyon. He was taken Prisoner of War. He was presumed dead on March 31, 1954. His remains were not recovered even though some witnesses say he was seen just prior to the final Big Switch exchange in 1953.

Awarded
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Prisoner of War Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

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