Owen Howell ReedAge: 7919222002

Birth December 7, 1922 26 26
Publication: unknown date
Birth of a brotherRobert Lloyd Reed
July 16, 1924 (Age 19 months)
Publication: 1986
Publication: unknown date
Birth of a brotherHarold Howard Reed
January 23, 1926 (Age 3)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel Harvey Reed
October 2, 1928 (Age 5)
Publication: 3 October 1928
Publication: 1928
Publication: October 1987
Baptism April 1, 1931 (Age 8)
Publication: 1 April 1931
Birth of a brotherDonald Raymond Reed
February 17, 1933 (Age 10)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLaura Ruamy Riddle
September 2, 1933 (Age 10)
Publication: 1933
Publication: 1995
Death of a fatherOwen Herbert Reed
July 6, 1935 (Age 12)
Publication: undated clipping
Graduation May 31, 1940 (Age 17)
Anecdote July 9, 1940 (Age 17)
Note: Owen enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to further his education and help his family financially. He had expertise in diesel engines and welding and expressed an interest in photography and truck driving.
Anecdote

Citation details: p.24
Note:
Owen enlisted in the Army on his 18th birthday. During WWII he flew 35 combat missions over Japan and Japanese-controlled territory. On 10 August 1944 he was a crew member of the longest bombing mission of WWII. The plane left China Bay Trimcomalee, Ceylon and bombed a refinery at Palembang, Sumatra as well as flying low over the Moesi River and dropping mines. They flew 3800 miles not-stop. Owen also served in Korea and three tours in Southeast Asia, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, 3 Air Force Commendations, and the Meritorious Service Medal. Owen retired from the USAF 1 April 1971 as a CMSgt.
Description
having blue eyes and light brown hair, 5'10'' tall and weighing 123 pounds.
July 9, 1940 (Age 17)

Milit-Beg December 7, 1940 (Age 18)

Anecdote December 8, 1940 (Age 18)
Note: Owen was honorably discharged from the 809th Company of the CCC due to his enlistment in the United States Army. His work as an Assistant Education Advisor was rated Very Satisfactory.
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Petronellia Sherman
February 13, 1961 (Age 38)
Publication: 1961
MarriageAda Louise GoldthorpeView family
June 15, 1974 (Age 51)
Citation details: p. 24
Death of a sisterHazel Margaret Reed
June 8, 1976 (Age 53)
Publication: 1976
Burial of a sisterHazel Margaret Reed
June 11, 1976 (Age 53)
Publication: 1976
Publication: 2002
Death of a motherGrace Riddle
June 19, 1976 (Age 53)
Publication: 1976
Publication: 21 June 1976
Death of a brotherRobert Lloyd Reed
November 12, 1986 (Age 63)
Publication: 1986
Burial of a brotherRobert Lloyd Reed
November 1986 (Age 63)
Publication: undated clipping
Publication: unknown date
Death of a brotherHarold Howard Reed
May 8, 1987 (Age 64)
Death of a brotherDonald Raymond Reed
February 3, 1996 (Age 73)
Publication: 1996
Death January 17, 2002 (Age 79)
Publication: unknown date
Burial January 25, 2002 (8 days after death)
Publication: unknown date
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: April 18, 1918Hyannis, Grant County, Nebraska
-10 months
elder sister
Hazel Margaret Reed
Birth: June 8, 1917 20 20Haigler, Dundy County, Nebraska
Death: June 8, 1976Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado
6 years
Owen Howell Reed
Birth: December 7, 1922 26 26Hyannis, Grant County, Nebraska
Death: January 17, 2002Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada
19 months
younger brother
Robert Lloyd Reed
Birth: July 16, 1924 27 27Hyannis, Grant County, Nebraska
Death: November 12, 1986VA Medical Center, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming
18 months
younger brother
Harold Howard Reed
Birth: January 23, 1926 29 29Wheatland, Platte County, Wyoming
Death: May 8, 1987Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado
brother
younger brother
Donald Raymond Reed
Birth: February 17, 1933 36 36Wheatland, Platte County, Wyoming
Death: February 3, 1996at home, Greenbelt, Prince George's County, Maryland
Family with Ada Louise Goldthorpe - View family
Owen Howell Reed
Birth: December 7, 1922 26 26Hyannis, Grant County, Nebraska
Death: January 17, 2002Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada
wife
Ada Louise Goldthorpe
Birth: June 10, 1921 36 35Turton, Spink County, South Dakota
Death: November 16, 2002Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada
 
Marriage: June 15, 1974Sandy, Clackamas County, Oregon
Private + Ada Louise Goldthorpe - View family
wife’s husband
wife
Ada Louise Goldthorpe
Birth: June 10, 1921 36 35Turton, Spink County, South Dakota
Death: November 16, 2002Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada
step-daughter

BirthHayden, Michael A., The Reeds of Ashmore, privately printed, 1988.
BirthOwn and Ada Reed cemetery marker, Record Type: cemetery marker, Name Of Person: Reed, Owen Howell and Ada L., Reader: photographed by Leslie Reed
Publication: unknown date
BirthCivilian Conservation Corps Individual Record, Record Info: Owen Howell Reed, enrollee
BaptismOwen [Howell] Reed Baptismal Certificate, Record Type: Baptismal Certificate, Subject: Owen Reed
Publication: 1 April 1931
GraduationCivilian Conservation Corps Individual Record, Record Info: Owen Howell Reed, enrollee
AnecdoteCivilian Conservation Corps Individual Record, Record Info: Owen Howell Reed, enrollee
AnecdoteHayden, Michael A., The Reeds of Ashmore, privately printed, 1988.
Citation details: p.24
DescriptionCivilian Conservation Corps Individual Record, Record Info: Owen Howell Reed, enrollee
Milit-BegHayden, Michael A., The Reeds of Ashmore, privately printed, 1988.
AnecdoteCivilian Conservation Corps Individual Record, Record Info: Owen Howell Reed, enrollee
MarriageHayden, Michael A., The Reeds of Ashmore, privately printed, 1988.
Citation details: p. 24
NameHayden, Michael A., The Reeds of Ashmore, privately printed, 1988.
DeathOwen Reed obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper
DeathOwn and Ada Reed cemetery marker, Record Type: cemetery marker, Name Of Person: Reed, Owen Howell and Ada L., Reader: photographed by Leslie Reed
Publication: unknown date
BurialOwen Reed funeral card
BurialOwn and Ada Reed cemetery marker, Record Type: cemetery marker, Name Of Person: Reed, Owen Howell and Ada L., Reader: photographed by Leslie Reed
Publication: unknown date
Anecdote
Owen enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to further his education and help his family financially. He had expertise in diesel engines and welding and expressed an interest in photography and truck driving.
Anecdote
Owen was honorably discharged from the 809th Company of the CCC due to his enlistment in the United States Army. His work as an Assistant Education Advisor was rated Very Satisfactory.
Anecdote
Owen enlisted in the Army on his 18th birthday. During WWII he flew 35 combat missions over Japan and Japanese-controlled territory. On 10 August 1944 he was a crew member of the longest bombing mission of WWII. The plane left China Bay Trimcomalee, Ceylon and bombed a refinery at Palembang, Sumatra as well as flying low over the Moesi River and dropping mines. They flew 3800 miles not-stop. Owen also served in Korea and three tours in Southeast Asia, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, 3 Air Force Commendations, and the Meritorious Service Medal. Owen retired from the USAF 1 April 1971 as a CMSgt.
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