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Lieutenant Commander Harold Lloyd Buell

Lieutenant Commander Harold Lloyd Buell

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  • Name Harold Lloyd Buell 
    Title Lieutenant Commander 
    Born 4 Nov 1919  Keokuk, Lee, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930 
    1930 Buell
    1930 Buell
    1930 US census, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, enumeration district 17-6, Family Number 92, Buell, Sheet 3B.



    Living as boarders with 5 other people of no known relationship. This census entry cuts across two sheets.
    1930 Buell
    1930 Buell
    1930 US census, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, enumeration district 17-6, Family Number 92, Buell, Sheet 4A.



    Living as boarders with 5 other people of no known relationship. This census entry cuts across two sheets.
    Military Service U.S. Navy, WWII Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Served December 1940 to January 1962. Approximate flight hours: jet: 600 prop: 3,750. 415 fixed wing carrier/ship landings. Combat awards: Navy Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross (X3), Purple Heart (X2), and four Presidential Unit Citations.

    From the orders awarding him the Navy Cross:

    The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Harold Lloyd Buell (NSN: 0-104297), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber and Flight Leader in Bombing Fighting Squadron TWO (VBF-2), attached to the U.S.S. HORNET (CV-12), in action against the enemy fleet in the vicinity of the East Philippine Sea on 20 June 1944. In the face of intense, accurate anti-aircraft fire, which blew a three-foot hole in his wing just after release, Lieutenant Buell led his division in a determined, devastating dive bombing attack, himself scoring a direct hit on the large enemy carrier under attack. Although wounded by a fragment from the shell that hit is wing, he flew his severely damaged plane through the night back to our carrier forces. By his brilliant airmanship, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty, Lieutenant Buell contributed materially to the success of our operations in this historic engagement, and his great personal valor in the face of grave peril was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. 
    Harold Lloyd Buell WWII.
    Harold Lloyd Buell WWII.
    Harold Lloyd Buell changes to roster.
    LTC Buell.
    LTC Buell.
    The Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller Times Monday January 10, 1955 section B, page 1.
    Died 14 Aug 2014 
    Harold Buell Obituary.
    Harold Buell Obituary.
    Harold Buell Obituary. St. Augustine (Florida) Record, Aug. 21. 2014
    Buried San Lorenzo Cemetery, Saint Augustine, St Johns, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
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    Person ID I14363  Nagel
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2017 

    Father Waldo Edgar Buell,   b. 29 Mar 1880, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1923, Keokuk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Gertrude M Fairchild,   b. Oct 1884, Westville, Franklin, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1924  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 14 Jun 1905  Westville, Franklin, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dorothea Johnson 
    Married 1953  Dade, County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Beverle Lorence Buell
    Family ID F4899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mrs Molly Lang,   b. 7 Dec 1922,   d. 15 Jun 2009, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F4907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart