The Personal Collection of Harold E. Fischer SDASM.014
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Ho
San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives2011
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA, 92101
Title: The Personal Collection of Harold E. Fischer
Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.014
Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.6 Linear feet 4 manuscript boxes
Date (inclusive): 1949-2000
Abstract: This collection contains the personal papers of Harold E. Fischer, who was an Air Force pilot during the Korean War. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war from 1953-1955.
creator: Fischer, Harold E., 1925-
Fischer was born in Swea City, Iowa in 1925. He was a Navy Cadet during WWII, joined the Air Force in 1949. In 1950, he graduated from Air Training Command. Serving in Korea, Fischer was pilot of an F-86. He shot down his first enemy aircraft in 1952 and became an ace a year later. He would go on to becoming a double ace. Fischer became a prisoner of war in April 1953, and was held captive until 1955. He remained in the service until 1978, and was honored for his work with the Air Force Advisory Group in Viet Nam from 1971 1972. His honors include the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.
The collection was donated by Harold E. Fischer.
Harold E. Fischer Flickr photo set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/sets/72157626075457622/
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Eisenhower, Dwight D., (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Korean War 1950-1953
United States. Air Force