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Comstock, Harold E.



  • Existence: 1920-2009

Harold E. Comstock was born on December 20, 1920 in Fresno, California. He joined the United States Army Forces in 1941 and graduated from flight school the following year. He served in Europe with the 63rd Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group from 1942 to 1944. After completion of his second combat tour, he returned to the United States to command the 10th Fighter Squadron of the 50th Fighter Group. Comstock remained in the military after World War II, commanding the 389th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron, and a transport command and control unit during the Vietnam War. He retired as a colonel in 1971 and passed away in 2009.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

James C. Stewart Fighter Ace Collection

Identifier: 2002-02-13-1098
Abstract Lt. Col. James C. Stewart (1919-2004) was born in Corona, California. He joined the Army Air Force, graduated from flying school in August 1940, and was assigned to the 56th Fighter Group which was stationed in England during World War II. The collection primarily covers Lt. Col. Stewart's 1943-1966 military service with military records, personal documents, photographs, clippings, assorted ephemera, and films.

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