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Captain Henry Maynard Harlow

Born in 1916, Henry Maynard Harlow, was known as "Hank" by his friends, or "Maynard" by his mother. Before the war he was an intercollegiate boxer at the University of Virginia, known as 'The Bull'. He was the National Intercollegiate Junior Middleweight Champion of the USA in 1938. He did graduate from the University of Virginia and later Stanford with a graduate degree.

Henry and his two brothers: Bernard and James all served in the war. Henry joined the Army Air Force and was nicknamed 'Hot Foot' in training, for his fun loving tendency for pulling the prank by the same name on unsuspecting members of the squadron engrossed in reading, by placing a match in their shoe or lighting their reading material on fire.

In 1942, he was 26 years old. In 1943 he got married, with Eaton attending the ceremony. He went on to fly a total of 54 combat missions in the Pacific. His brother, Bernard was killed in action. After the war, he stayed in the service for another two decades, rising to the rank of Colonel.  H also worked in defense industry including Ratheon. Harlow passed away December 23, 1976. Thanks to Henry Harlow, Jr (son) for additional details and photographs.

          B-17E 41-2446 art by Jack Fellows via IHRP

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