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Harold R. Austin Obituary
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September 19, 2018

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March 27, 2018
The Michie Family sends deepest condolences to the Austin Family. We all grew to love Hal as a member of our family in recent years. Likewise, we grew closer to each of you. Hal served his country and his family in so many wonderful ways. He will always be honored and celebrated by all of the Michies.
March 23, 2018
To the family and friends of U.S. Air Force Colonel Harold Austin, my condolences for the loss of a very exceptional Pilot and Military Officer. As a radar-bomb computer technician, I had the honor of serving with then Captain Austin in the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Lockbourne AFB, OH, flying the first jet bombers equipped with aerial cameras. Deployed with a detachment of six-engine RB-47E bombers to RAF Fairford, England, Captain Austin on 8 May 1954 flew our first strategic reconnaissance mission over the USSR, entering denied territory over Murmansk, and an hour and half later, exiting over Finland with half a dozen MiG-17s trying to shoot him down. It was a great day for U.S. Intelligence that evening when Captain Harold Austin taxied in with magazines of eleven camera loaded with precious images of a dozen strategic targets. Prior to his assignment to the 91st, as a 1st Lt. Hal Austin was to Rhein-Main, West Germany, where he flew 156 missions in the Berlin Airlift. The 91st was a close knit outfit, with a very special mission, we were very proud of having Hal for our friend, and we miss him.
March 15, 2018
Please accept my deep expressions of sympathy, May the loving memories you've shared continue to warm your heart Psalma 116:15
March 13, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from our Heavenly Father the hearer of prayers.


Psalm 86:6-7