Collections

Leonard H. Clark, 1919-2003

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Leonard H. Clark was born in England in 1919 and served in the United States Air Force from 1941 to 1968. During World War II, Clark began his service as a test pilot and was assigned to the 43rd Bomb Group of the 403rd Bomb Squadron in the 5th Air…

William P. Voght, 1922-1985

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William P. Voght was born in Hancock, Michigan, April 10, 1920. Between 1942 and 1945, he served as Ball Turret Gunner and Assistant Radio Operator in the pacific, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant and numerous citations and decorations including…

James Rodella, 1925-Present

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James Rodella was born in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, in 1925. He served as Assistant Engineer and Top Turret Gunner in the Pacific, 1944-1945. Achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant, Rodella's citations and decorations include three air medals.

The…

James Eide, 1922-Present

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Born in 1922, James Eide attained the rank of Staff Sergeant during his World War II military service. Deployed to New Guinea and the Philippines, Eide received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal, the Philippine Liberatin Medal with two Bronze Stars,…

Alfred E. "Allie" Dow, 1917-1943

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Born in 1917, Allie Dow attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before his death in combat.

He was shot down in flyng in a B-17 over the Huon Gulf on March 3, 1943, 1943, declared missing in action, and later reported as deceased. Efforts continued…

S.Sgt. Douglas Flack, 1923-Present

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Douglas Flack served from September 18, 1942 to October 22, 1945. In 1947, Flack was recommissioned with the rank of Major, and retired with 20 years of service in 1964. A photogunner in the South Pacific, Flack served in Nadzab, Dutch New Guinea;…

Lt. Orvis L. Cason Jr., 1921-2010

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Lt. Colonel Orvis L. Cason, a bombardier from Samson, Alabama, flew an extended tour of service with the 64th Squadron in New Guinea and the Philippines. Lt. Colonel Cason, a Lieutenant while in the 43rd Bomb Group, served with various crews on…

John E. Taylor, ?-Present

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T.Sgt. John E. Taylor, flight engineer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, flew 54 mission with the 64th Squadron during the New Guinea and Philippines campaigns. Recording a total of 405 flight hours, T.Sgt. Taylor served with the 43rd Bomb Group in…

George O. Anderson, 1921-Present

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Few biograhical details of Capt. Anderson's life are available; however, his collection documents include a list of missions and a narrative account of a mission to Canton, China.

Gordon F. Bavor, 1922-2011

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Gordon F. Bavor served from ??????????????, discharged with the rank of Sergeant. A Radio Operator in the South Pacific, Sgt. Bavor served with the 403rd Bombardment Squadron before being transferred to the crew of Major General Enis Whitehead's…