Harold W. Hunt – First Lieutenant, United States Army Air Force

Harold W. Hunt of Westerville, Ohio, died Aug. 25, 2001, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. During World War II, he served as B-17 “Fuddy Duddy Crew” Bombardier, and was held Prisoner of War in Germany. He is survived by Jane, his beloved wife of 49 years.


Harold “Winnie” Hunt, 77, of Westerville and formerly of North Ridgeville, died Saturday at St. Anne’s Hospital.

Born in North Ridgeville, he graduated from North Ridgeville High School in the class of 1942 and from Bowling Green State University.

Mr. Hunt was an Air Force Prisoner of war and will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in honor of his older brother, Carl, an Army veteran who is buried in Luxembourg, Germany, and all of his B17 “Fuddy-Duddy” crew members whose lives were lost in World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jane; daughters Marsha Neveau of Michigan, Lisa Atwood of Maui and Amy VanMeter, Melissa Swider and Jenny Hunt, all of Westerville; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Marion McClelland of Elyria.

He was preceded in death by parents, Carl and Elizabeth (nee Deuser) Hunt.

A memorial service was held Tuesday in the Little Turtle Country Club in Westerville.

The Rev. Ralph Gordon, Mr. Hunt’s good friend, officiated.

Hill Funeral home, 220 S. State St., Westerville, is handling arrangements.

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