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B-17 Navigator

by Frank Farr


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During World War II, the Army Air Corps had effective formulae for turning raw recruits, only a year or two out of high school, into flying officersofficers and gentlemen. This is the story of one such recruits transformation from college freshman into B-17 navigator, second lieutenant complete with silver wings and gold bars. Loving support from a nineteen-year old bride helped bring about the transformation. His adventure started at the Presidio of Monterey in California and moved through four different stops in Texas and a final three in Iowa and Nebraska before he was ready to cross the Atlantic and attack Hitlers Festung Europa.

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Frank Farr (Author)

Frank Farr was not yet 19 years old when he reported for duty in the Army Air Corps in 1943. In 1945 he returned to San Jose State University where he earned a bachelors degree with a major in Spanish and a minor in French. He also did extensive...

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