Comstock, Harold Elwood, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1945-1945, AAF MOS 770, 7th Bombardment Group
Service Years
1941 - 1971
Officer Collar Insignia
Colonel

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1920
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Comstock, Harold Elwood, Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Fresno, California
Last Address
Auberry, California

Date of Passing
Apr 03, 2009
 
Location of Interment
Fresno Memorial Gardens - Fresno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Acacia Garden

 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force Air Force Commander Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Air Force Retired




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  2017, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In World War II, he was credited with destroying 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat plus 2 probables and 3 damaged, as well as 3 more on the ground. 
 
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_E._Comstock
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=695
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_comstock_h_e.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_056.php
http://www.airportjournals.com/Display.cfm?varID=0607010
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=56
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/56th_Operations_Group
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35899371
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=389900
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/85887
https://www.ancestry.com
Book: "Aces Against Germany", Eric Hammel, Pocket Books, 1993, pp 309-15.
 
   
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Aviator (Command)


 
 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School63rd Fighter Squadron  - Panthers56th Fighter Group7th Bombardment Group
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1945, AAF MOS 1065, 63rd Fighter Squadron - Panthers
  1942-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 56th Fighter Group
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 770, 7th Bombardment Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1965-1965 Vietnam War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
California State University, FresnoAir War CollegeNaval War College
  1939-1941, California State University, Fresno
  1956-1957, Air War College
  1957-1960, Naval War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  F-84 Thunderjet  F-86 Sabre  
F-100 Super Sabre  EC-130E ABCCC  
  1942-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)4
  1946-1947, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1950-1956, F-84 Thunderjet
  1953-1955, F-86 Sabre
  1963-1966, F-100 Super Sabre2
  1968-1971, EC-130E ABCCC
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