Doing My Share
Original wartime diary by a WWII B-17 pilot tracing his training and travels with the US Army Air Corps. His journey starts from Detroit, Michigan to various training bases in California, New Mexico, and Arizona -- and ends with his crew and plane waiting in Hawaii to go into Japan for Operation Olympic, the final invasion of the Japanese home islands. This invasion of the southern island of Kyushu was set for November 11, 1945. After the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the second on Nagasaki on August 9th, the Japanese surrendered. Carl and his crew were swept up in the Occupation Army and spent the next year flying between various points in southeast Asia from their base in Japan. Original photos included. A 'young man's adventure' from the years of The Greatest Generation.
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