The Personal Collection of Harold E. Fischer SDASM.014

Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Ho
San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA, 92101
(619) 234-8291

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.
Language of Materials note: English
creator: Fischer, Harold E., 1925-

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection was donated by Harold E. Fischer.

Related Archival Materials note

Harold E. Fischer Flickr photo set:

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Eisenhower, Dwight D., (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Korean War 1950-1953
United States. Air Force