Harry Wagner Lindsey

Recent Address: Livermore, CA
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Family Info: Parents: William and Margaret; Wife: Jane; Children: Brad and Sue; Siblings: Ethyl and Bill
Hometown: New York, NY
Date Entered Service: March, 1942
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Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 770th
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Missions Flown: 6
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MOS: Navigator
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Crew Type: Flight crew
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Following the war in 1945, he returned to New York City and while seeking medical care for a war injury in Upstate NY, he met Jane Rhodes, who would become his wife on Feb. 1, 1946. In 1951, following the birth of their children, they decided to head west to California where there was an opportunity to begin a promising career at the Univ. of CA, Berkeley. He was soon selected to become one of three founders at the Livermore Lawrence Lab in 1952.
His career there spanned four decades and culminated in his position as a tech supervisor. In his forties, he took a seven year sabbatical to follow his dream of becoming a small business owner. In 1968 he and Jane opened and ran the Valley Pancake House for seven years where they enjoyed meeting many wonderful people as employees and customers. In retirement, Harry and Jane found happiness together in all the simple pleasures of home life. They enjoyed their outings to the Pleasanton Horse Racing satellite, a twice-a-week ritual that brought many special people into their lives. They also looked forward to the annual reunion of surviving B29 crew and family members, every year located in a different historically interesting venue.
Thoughts About the 58th: He took great pride in his cherished Hellbirds - Malice Towards Some insignia sewn to the white hat that became a trademark during his last 20 years along with his ever-present cigar.
Comments: Mr. Lindsey passed away on December 20, 2010.

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