This is a photograph of Fr. Comber baptizing a baby of a Christian family in Fushun. A woman holds the baby and two men look on.; Born in Massachusetts, Bishop Comber came to Maryknoll in 1925 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1931 and a Bishop on April 9, 1959. After ordination, he sailed to Fushun, Manchuria where he served for eleven years where he became proficient in both spoken and written Mandarin language. His first assignment was pastor of the mission in Er-Pa-Tan and then the mission in Tung Hua. He also served as Vicar Delegate of the Bishop and Associate Professor in the Fushun Junior Seminary. In 1939 he became pastor of the Fushun Center Parish. Through his influence, Fr. Clarence Burns was released by his bandit captors early in 1936 without any harm. After the outbreak of World War II in 1941, all U.S. missionaries in Japanese held countries, including Fr. Comber, were interned by the Japanese military. He was repatriated to the United States in 1943 on the Swedish liner M.S. Gripsholm.