Graduated from Engineer Officers Candidate School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia 1942.
Served in India for 13 Months. Served on Tinian Island 7 months. He was the Post Engineer and directly planned and supervised all maintenance of utilities, building, and base, 58th Bomb Wing, in India and Tinian. Directly supervised 250 enlisted men, 5 officers, and 400 native employees. Heavy construction equipment of all kinds were used. Supervised the installation of electrical system on the air bases, including the operation and maintenance of diesel generators.
He was the Aviation Engineer Officer and planned and supervised the training of an airborne aviation engineer battalion. Commanded an airborne aviation company, trained basic military subjects and use of engineer equipment, light and heavy.
Commanding Officer of the 1070th Aviation and Utility Detachment.
On Oct. 24, 1943 he was notified that his brother, Staff Sgt. Glendon Harris, turret gunner on a B-25, was shot down over Rabaul, New Britain. All four crew members died in the crash. Staff Sgt. Glendon Harris's remains were positively identified in 2006 and returned to the United States after 63 years.
On Oct 1, 1945 he was appointed (PRIMARY DUTY) Commanding Officer of Headquarters and Base Services Squadron