Harwood, Bruce, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 131X, USS Princeton (CVL-23)
Service Years
1935 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLVF-8 Jolly RogersUSS Saratoga (CV-3)VT-8
USS Hornet (CV-8)USS Princeton (CVL-23)
  1938-1939, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1939-1940, 131X, VF-8 Jolly Rogers
  1941-1942, 131X, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1941-1943, 131X, VT-8
  1942-1942, 131X, USS Hornet (CV-8)
  1944-1944, 131X, USS Princeton (CVL-23)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
  1942-1942 World War II
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1943-1943 Treasury-Bougainville Operation/Battle of Empress Augusta Bay
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cdr. Harwood was serving as an Air Officer on the USS Princeton when he was killed in explosions following the bombing of the ship on 24 October 1944.

                              FINAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT

                                U.S.S. Princeton CVL-23

                                         NAME SAKE

                             U.S.S. Harwood (DD-861)

Harwood was laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at San Pedro in California on October 29, 1944 launched on May 22, 1945 by Mrs. Bruce Lawrence Harwood, widow of the late Commander Harwood and commissioned on September 28, 1945.

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