Harold E. Comstock

Harold E. Comstock

Fighter Pilot + Military Person + Pilot
Born Dec 20, 1920

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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1920 Birth Born on December 20, 1920.


1941 20 Years Old On 1 October 1941, Comstock was ordered to report to Kelly Field, Texas for aviation cadet training.
1942 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Comstock 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 achieved his first aerial victory on 17 August 1943, when he shot down a Messerschmitt Bf 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 After two combat tours and 136 missions, Comstock returned to the U.S. in January, 1945. … Read More


1965 44 Years Old 1 More Event
While assigned to Cannon AFB, Lt. Col Comstock commanded the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron which was deployed to Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam, in June 1965. … Read More
1968 47 Years Old During the spring of 1968, Comstock had another tour in Vietnam as the 7th ABCCC “Cricket” commander and directed numerous missions in support of the Battle of Khe Sanh. … Read More


2009 88 Years Old Harold Elwood Comstock died at the age of 88 on 3 April 2009. … Read More
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