Bisch & Son Funeral Home
505 East Allen
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 544-5424
HARMON Pages (100+)
See More >
HARMON Mentions
See More >

Colonel D. N. HARMON USAF (Ret.)

Obituary Condolences

Colonel D. N. HARMON USAF (Ret.) Obituary

Colonel D N Harmon, USAF

9/30/1919 - 11/16/2013

Colonel D N Harmon, USAF (Ret.) is survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1941; Commissioned 2nd Lt. U.S. Army Cavalry, Active Duty, 2nd Armored Division on June 26, 2941, Gulf Coast Flight Training Nov. 10, 1942, U.S. Army Air Corps, Combat Fighter Pilot, ET 365th, 82 combat missions, Air Attache', U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Combat Bomber Pilot, 13 missions Korea, Commander, 522nd Fighter Squadron & 327th Fighter Wing Bergstrom AFB TX, Operations Training Officer, American Military Assistance Staff, U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Commander 366th Fighter-Bomber Wing England, AFB LA, Director of War Plans, Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, VA, NATO, Southern Command, Izmir, Turkey, Operations Plans Operations Commander Jet Pilot Training Wing, Williams AFB, AZ, USAF Southern Command, Panama, Vice Commander 24th S.O.W., Howard AFB, Panama. He retired Feb. 28, 1970.

Military decorations include: Legion of Merit; 2DFCs, 16 Air Medals, Air Force Commendation; and Theater and Service recognition awards; and French Legion of Honor Medal.

Served as Recorder of Ansar Temple for 15 years, sponsoring over 100 families at Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis, Cincinnati, Galveston and Boston.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Suggested recipients of memorial contributions are Shriners Hospitals for Children and the United Methodist Church of New Palestine, Ill.

Please visit www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com to share in the "Life Remembered Story."

Published in The State Journal-Register on Nov. 18, 2013
Read More