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Harold Reynolds

 

Date and Place of Birth: July 5, 1913 Berlamont, MI
Date and Place of Death:    November 27, 1944 Brazil
Baseball Experience: College
Position: Unknown
Rank: Lieutenant (jg)
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations

Harold D. Reynolds was born in Berlamont, Michigan on July 5, 1913. He was a high school athletic star at Stambaugh, Michigan, and a three-sport athlete at Western Michigan College.

In 1936, Reynolds became sports coach at
Northern High School in Flint, Michigan His 1939 baseball team was undefeated.

Reynolds joined the Navy in 1942 and served in the Pacific. On November 27, 1944, three weeks after Fred Rettenmund, co-captain of the unbeaten Northern
High School team was wounded in Europe, Lieutenant (jg) Reynolds was one of 22 Navy personnel killed when a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina crashed following a mid-air fire in Brazil.

Harold Reynolds is buried at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

Harold Reynolds

Harold Reynolds at Western State Teachers College in 1935

Harold Reynolds (front row, fourth from left) as coach of the Northern High School baseball team in 1941

Harold Reynolds

Harold D. Reynolds

Harold Reynolds' gave at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois

Thanks to Astrid van Erp for help with this biography.

Date Added February 5, 2013 Updated August 6, 2017

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