It is with a great deal of sadness that we report the passing of Harry I. Oberholtzer, of Edgewater Florida, on 9 May 2016, at the age of 95. Harry Oberholtzer was a retired Air Force officer having over twenty years active service to the nation. A Bomber pilot during WWII, he was shot down over Hungary in 1944 and, imprisoned as a POW until the end of the war. Harry served in Korea, after which he became a special agent for the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations. His contributions to our counter espionage efforts were legendary. Following his retirement, he worked for Pan American Airlines as Chief of Flight Control, responsible for scheduling of all aircraft maintenance. During Viet Nam he served as a special investigator for the Office of Naval Investigations until the end of the conflict. Harry was active in several veterans organization until his passing. Harry is survived by his sons William and Robert Oberholtzer, their wives Patricia and Lucy, and his grandson, Luke R.. Oberholtzer. He was preceded in death by his wife Jane Oberholtzer, and his grandson, Matthew B. Oberholtzer. Harry will be laid to rest Tuesday, 17 May 2016 at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Emory L. Bennett Veterans Nursing Home.
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