Retired March 1, 1973.
Major General Harold Charles Teubner is auditor general of the Air Force, Norton Air Force Base, Calif.
General Teubner was born in 1919, in Dallas, Texas, where he attended public schools and graduated from high school in 1935 and from North Texas Agriculture College (Junior) in 1940. He also graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in 1948, Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a master of science degree in 1951, and The George Washington University with a master of business administration degree in 1962. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet in April 1941 and graduated from pilot training with a commission as second lieutenant in December 1941 at Stockton Field, Calif.
During World War II, he trained heavy bombardment combat crews. In April 1944, as a member of the 444th Bombardment Group, one of the first B-29 units, he was transferred to the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations. As a lead crew commander, he flew missions covering the Dutch East Indies, Burma, Malaya, China, Formosa, Manchuria and Japan.
After World War II, General Teubner participated in the first nuclear weapons tests (Project Crossroads). He attended Army Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and from September 1946 to June 1948 attended Texas A&M, studying aeronautical engineering. He then was chief of Combat Crew Training with the Fifteenth Air Force (SAC).
He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and obtained his master of science degree in 1951 and then taught electrical engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology graduate school, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. From September 1953 to July 1957 he served as chief of the Guidance and Control Division, Headquarters Air Research and Development Command, Baltimore, Md.
He graduated from the Air War College in June 1958 and spent the next three years in London, England, as director of engineering liaison, Third Air Force. He returned to the United States in July 1961 to attend the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and simultaneously to obtain an additional degree from The George Washington University.
General Teubner was assigned to Headquarters U.S. Air Force in July 1962 and held successive assignments as chief of Electronics Division, deputy director of science and technology, and assistant for research and development programming in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Research and Development. He became deputy director of the budget, U.S. Air Force Comptroller in May 1966. In August 1967 he was assigned as deputy chief of staff for comptroller, Air Force Systems Command.
General Teubner became auditor general of the Air Force with headquarters at Norton Air Force Base, Calif., in October 1970.
His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and Air Force Commendation Medal.
He was promoted to the temporary grade of major general effective Feb. 24, 1970, with date of rank Aug. 10, 1965.