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
Original Source Location
UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Folder 4, Envelope 3
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)
"Harold Waller Bloom" (1944). World War II Casualties. 34.