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Harold Dorfman, Lt. Col. USAF

Hebrew: Harold חיים צבי Dorfman, Lt. Col. USAF
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Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
Place of Burial: Farmingdale, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Dorfman and Fanny Dorfman, of NYC
Husband of <private> Dorfman (Golub)
Father of <private> Dorfman and <private> Dorfman

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Harold Dorfman, Lt. Col. USAF's Timeline

1922
February 13, 1922
New York, NY, USA
1927
May 20, 1927
Manhattan, New York, United States

At the time this photo was taken, Charles Lindburgh crossed the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris, France News paper boys were sceaming in the streets "EXTRA" "EXTRA, LINDBURGH LANDS IN pARIS"

1939
1939
Manhattan, New York, United States
1939
- 1945

This event includes family members who served in the military during World War 2. It includes service in Eastern European partisan units and the Resistance. Please email me any additions.

1940
February 13, 1940
Manhattan, New York, United States

Graduation from George washington High school

1943
January 25, 1943
Manhattan, New York, United States

Telegram, addressed to Private Harold Dorfman after walking the streets for seversl months after being swo rn in at the rank of Privet .

January 27, 1943
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

We arrived in Atlantic City in time for a late supper in the Senator Hotel. We were assigned 4 to a room. The Army for military basic training took over Atlantic City almost totally. They had run out of winter uniforms, except for the overcoats. The following day about 50 brand new soldiers were marched one half block to the beach for calisthenics. A Lieutenant standing on a platform in font of the famous Steel Pier . Mounted on the pier was Hugh thermometer showing a temperature of 6 degrees . The Lieutenant ordered us to remove our coats but nobody removed his coat. The angry Officer looked at a man in the front row and said ‘why dont you remove your coats‘? One man in the front row opened his coat and said ‘we only have summer uniforms they ran out of winter uniforms’. The Lieutenant ordered our Sergeant to atke the men back to the hotel and keep them there til they have proper winter uniforms.Two days later we had winter uniforms.

February 26, 1943
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

THE PITTSBURGH PRESS
Friday, February 26, 1943

CADETS TO LIVE IN CATHEDRAL
Air Force Trainees to See Little of City

BILLET IN A SKYSCRAPER 9photos below) has been arranged for the Aviation Cadets quartered in Pittsburgh,s Cathedral of Learning (43 stories high) for Cadet students while they train for their wings. Elevators are expected to be kept busy.
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The regular student body was about 80% young girls. The 4th and 8th floors were converted to living quarters for the soldier cadets. It was extremely difficult to keep all these attractive young ladies out of the 4th and 8th floors. we tried our best, but we failed, the young ladies out numbered us by about 5 to .1 We were constantly under attack. Orders were to keep smiling.

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One of the classes was 10 hours flying time with an instructor in a Piper Cub. The photo above.was just before take off, for the first time I flew in an a plane.

April 9, 1943
Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States

Primary flying school for aviation cadets. Orangeburg, South Carolina, Hawthorne Army, Airfield. The airplane was a Stearman PT-17, biplane I was approved for solo flight on 23 August. After about 5 hours of solo flight I was following a girlfriend in her fathers Cadillac Convertible at tree top level. Tree top level was about 450 feet below the allowed minimum of 500 feet . I was reported by an oncoming truck driver who ran from his fuel truck as I approached him. he telephoned the local sheriff , who in turn called the airfield. When I retuned to the airfield I was terminated from pilot training for gross insubordination. The following day I was on a train to Navigation School, Selman field, Monroe, Louisiana

December 19, 1943
New York, United States

Ubangi Club, Times Square, New York