Raymond served as a Corporal, 17th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on August 1, 1940, prior to the war, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
Raymond became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was repatriated here on February 3, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett∼Raymond Harshbarger died in a Japanese POW camp in 1943. He is buried in the National Cemetery in Honolulu, HI.
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