Person:Harley Finley (1)

Lieutenant Colonel Harley Joseph Finley
b.10 Feb 1918 ,, Iowa
d.7 Dec 1966 ,, Texas
Facts and Events
Name Lieutenant Colonel Harley Joseph Finley
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Feb 1918 ,, Iowa
Census[4] 1 Jan 1925 Eagle Grove, Wright, Iowa
Other[5] BEF 1951 ,, Iowa482-03-9634 Social Security
Death[1][2] 7 Dec 1966 ,, TexasCause: Helicopter crash
Burial[3] Calvary Grove Cem., Eagle Grove, Wright, Iowa
  1. 1.0 1.1 Family Information
    6 Jun 2001.

    Information from charts prepared by Paul Collopy, 1305 8th Ave NE, Rochester, MN 55906, (507)281-2493, Charts were sent to me by Lloyd Collopy, 29299 Garrard Ave., Frontenac, MN 55026-1049

  2. U.S. Army Personnel and Dependent Casualties, 1961-1981.

    Name: Harley J B Finley
    Birth Date: 1918
    Gender: Male
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    Casualty Country: United States and Territory
    Casualty Category: Non-battle Dead
    Casualty Status: Non-hostile Dead: Died Out-right (previous)
    Casualty Date: 7 Dec 1966
    Report Date: 7 Dec 1966
    Personnel Catagory: Active Duty Army
    Military Class: Officers Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

  3. Obituary.

    Lt. Col. Harley J. FINLEY
    Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little < < Col. Harley J. FINLEY>>Date: 12/27/2007 at 20:16:06
    Wright County Monitor December 15, 1966
    8 or 10 February 1918 -- 7 December 1966
    Funeral Services Held for Lt. Col. Finley at Eagle
    Services were held Saturday at the Sacred Heart Church in Eagle Grove for Lt. Col. Harley J. Finley who was one of three Iowa National guardsmen killed last Wednesday in a fiery crash of their helicopter on a Texas ranch south of Gainesville, Texas. Rev. Maurice Mullan officiated. Burial was in the Calvary cemetery. Eagle Grove, with military rites by the National Guard units of Eagle Grove and Des Moines. Lt. Col. Finley, a native of Eagle Grove, had been decorated in World War II. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1941, served in the European theater and also as a flight instructor. He received the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the European Campaign Medal. Finley had been in the National Guard since 1947. He was engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Eagle Grove before going to Boone. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus and the American legion.
    He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; three children, Janet, Bob and Jack; his parents-in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Collopy, Eagle Grove, a sister, Mrs. Irene Ford, Eagle Grove and a brother, Ronald of California.

  4. 1925 - State Census - Iowa.

    age 7, born IA

  5. Social Security Death Index.