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Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1964-1969, Fleet Intelligence Training Center Atlantic (Faculty Staff)
Service Years
1941 - 1969
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home Town
Richmond, Michigan
Last Address
Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, January 15, 2009. A memorial service was held at the Alvadore Christian Church in Alvadore. Retired Lieutenant Commander Harry Freeman Snyder was born on November 26, 1918 in Richmond, Michigan.

Date of Passing
Jan 10, 2009
Location of Interment
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Harry Freeman Snyder

Harry F. Snyder wanted to fly airplanes and so enlisted in the Navy. He got out of boot camp Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 1941. Harry went to sea in the Aleutians, where he narrowly escaped the strafing of Japanese Zero bullets. For the next three and half years, he sought flight training and received his wings on VJ Day, August 15, 1945. As a Navy reservist, Harry attended Michigan State University for three years. Lacking one credit toward a degree, he was called back to regular Navy, during the Korean War, and flew off many carriers around the world. On a flight training mission, he was the only survivor of a mid-air collision. Harry was assigned to Fleet Intelligence Command in London and Paris. He passed away on 10 January 2009 at the age of 90.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)NAS Seattle/SandpointONOP NY USNR Aviator Training V-5 ProgUS Navy
School Assignments - StaffNAS Daytona BeachUSS Midway (CV-41)USS Wright (CVL-49)
USS Randolph (CVA-15)Commander Naval Air Training (CNATRA)Professional Schools and CoursesCenter for Naval Intelligence (CNI)
Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
  1941-1941, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1941-1942, 8286, NAS Seattle/Sandpoint
  1942-1942, 8286, ONOP NY USNR Aviator Training V-5 Prog
  1942-1943, 8286, Dutch Harbor
  1943-1944, Naval Flight Training
  1945-1945, Naval Flight School
  1945-1945, NAS Daytona Beach
  1946-1947, USS Midway (CV-41)
  1947-1952, Broken Service
  1953-1954, USS Wright (CVL-49)
  1954-1956, USS Randolph (CVA-15)
  1956-1956, Flight Instructors School
  1956-1957, Commander Naval Air Training (CNATRA)/CNATRA Detachment Corpus Christi
  1957-1958, Naval Intelligence Training Course (NITC)
  1959-1964, Center for Naval Intelligence (CNI)
  1964-1969, Fleet Intelligence Training Center Atlantic (Faculty Staff)
 Colleges Attended 
William Jewell CollegeUniversity of ColoradoSaint Mary's College of CaliforniaMichigan State University
  1943-1944, William Jewell College
  1944-1944, University of Colorado
  1944-1944, Saint Mary's College of California
  1950-1952, Michigan State University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 10, 2009, Lieutenant Commander Harry Freeman Snyder6
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