Holdrege, Nebraska


Harold Bloom was from Holdrege Nebraska. He attended Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney before leaving for military service as a naval aviator. He completed flight training at Hastings, Nebraska and St. Mary's College, California. After earning his commission he was sent to Olathe, Kansas where he served as a flying instructor. He was killed in a plane crash while in Olathe.

Branch of Service

Naval Air Corps



Military Occupational Specialty


Death Date


Original Source Location

UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Folder 4, Envelope 3

Additional Information

Additional information available in the 1946 Blue and Gold yearbook, viewable at http://library.unk.edu/archives/ . If you'd like to schedule a visit to view these materials in person, or if you'd like to submit additional information, please contact us.

Bloom-Harold-B23F4E3-01.pdf (817 kB)
Enormous Crowd Attends Military Rites for Ensign Harold Bloom; Second County Casualty

Bloom-Harold-B23F4E3-02.pdf (1490 kB)
Obituary for Harold W. Bloom

Bloom-Harold-B23F4E3-04.pdf (1774 kB)
Holdrege Airman Is Killed

Bloom-Harold-B23F4E3-05.tif (99598 kB)
Harold Bloom in uniform (high quality)



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