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Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum: Who we are

Are you a history buff, an aviation fanatic, or do you just enjoy going back in time?  Then the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum or AZCAF is a destination just for you. AZCAF was founded in 1977 as the 10th chapter…

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Meet Legend Robert “Bob” Dickson

B-17 Pilot, POW 8th Air Force,  91st Bomb Group,  322nd Squadron, Bassingbourn, England This is an excerpt from the book “Mary Ruth” Memories of Mobile … We Still Remember on the mission in which Robert Dickson was shot down on December 1, 1943….

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Meet Legend Melvin Corley

On July 9, 1951, I’d flown three combat missions since early morning and thought I was through for the day. I’d told my crew chief to pull the Mustang’s cowl and check an oil leak we’d seen. I was in…

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Learn More About Our Legend Major George Semones

B-17G Bombardier 15th Air Force,  97th Bomb Group,  342nd Squadron Letter submitted by: JoAnn Semones, in memory of my father. I completed 50 combat missions which took place from May through September 1944 in the Mediterranean Theatre of War. We were based just…

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Learn More About Our Legend SSGT Paul Roberts

B-17G Ball Turret Gunner aboard Bombshell 8th Air Force, 390th Bomb Group KIA: December 1944 over Germany while on 23rd mission This letter is about the grandfather I never knew because SSGT. Paul Roberts was a ball turret gunner aboard the B-17G Bombshell that went…

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Learn More About Our Legend 1st Lt. Frank Doherty

Navigator on B-24 Lucky Strike 5th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group,  530th Squadron South Pacific These are the accounts of a mission to Celebes. Late in 1944 the island of Halmaheras was planned for landing by American Forces in the island leapfrogging to liberate…

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