Harold E. Comstock
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Harold E. Comstock

Fighter Pilot + Military Person + Pilot
Male
Born Dec 20, 1920
Hometown Fresno, California
Died Apr 3, 2009
Death Place Clovis, California
Other Names “Bunny”

Harold Elwood “Bunny” Comstock was a World War II fighter ace in the 56th Fighter Group and a career fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. After a test flight of the P-47 Thunderbolt on 13 November 1942, Republic Aviation issued a press release on 1 December 1942, claiming that he and fellow pilot Lt. Roger Dyar had exceeded the speed of sound.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Harold E. Comstock.

CHILDHOOD

1920 Birth Born on December 20, 1920.

TWENTIES

1941 20 Years Old On 1 October 1941, he was ordered to report to Kelly Field, Texas for aviation cadet training.
1942 21 Years Old 1 More Event
He then attended primary flying school at Sikeston, Missouri, basic flying school at Randolph AFB and he graduated from advanced flying school at Foster Field, Texas on 3 July 1942. … Read More
…  Lieutenant Comstock was promoted to 1st Lt on 29 May 1943 and got his first aerial victory on 17 August 1943, when he shot down an Me-109.
After a long engagement with enemy aircraft on 3 February 1944, he did not have enough fuel to make it to a runway and was injured in a crash landing near Halesworth, England.
1945 24 Years Old 1 More Event
After two combat tours and 136 missions, he returned to the U.S. in January, 1945. … Read More
1946 25 Years Old August 1946 - January 1947 P-51 Mustang Acrobatic Team Leader, Hamilton Air Force Base, Novato, California.
1947 26 Years Old 1 More Event
January 1947 - June 1947 Plans Branch, Hamilton Air Force Base, Novato, California.
1949 28 Years Old July 1949 – November 1950 Williams Air Force Base, Chandler, Arizona – Squadron Commander of the Jet Training Squadron, Instructor Pilot
1950 29 Years Old November 1950 – August 1953 Florennes Air Base, Belgium – Liaison duty and advisor to the Belgian Air Force where he flew the F-84F Thunderstreak.

THIRTIES

1953 32 Years Old September 1953 – October 1954 England Air Force Base, Alexandria, Louisiana – Commander of the 390th Fighter Squadronwhere he again flew the F-84F Thunderstreak and then the F-86 Sabre. … Read More
1954 33 Years Old November 1954 - August 1956 England Air Force Base, Alexandria, Louisiana – Assumed command of the 389th Fighter Squadron following the death of LtCol John B. England.
1956 35 Years Old August 1956 – August 1957 Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama – Attended the Air War College … Read More

FORTIES

1963 42 Years Old July 1963 – June 1966 Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico – Commander of the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron.
1966 45 Years Old July 1966 – July 1969 Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii – Promoted to Colonel.
1968 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Director of Counter Offensive Operations for PACAF until 1968 and then Director of Training for Pacific Air Forces.
1969 48 Years Old July 1969 – September 1971 Bergstrom Air Force Base, Austin, Texas – Commander, 602nd Tactical Air Control Group. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2009 88 Years Old Harold Comstock died on 3 April 2009. … Read More
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