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Harry Reed - World War II

Harry Reed served as a flight engineer on a C-54 Skymaster during World War II. His aircraft supported the Presidents’ mission to the Potsdam Conference, the Quebec Conference and the Yalta Conference, delivering secret service agents ahead of the President’s arrival. During the Malta Conference, his airplane was shot at while he was flying over Italy. His aircraft also flew Eleanor Roosevelt following the death of Franklin Roosevelt.

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Newspaper clipping titled, “Danville Boy In on Record Paris Flight,” about a record breaking round-trip flight between Washington and Paris in 45 hours and 24 minutes. Harry Reed was a crew member on the flight.

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