Category Archives: World War II (1939-1946)

Interviews with World War II Veterans

Howard Pierson

U.S. Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel and U.S. Navy, Deck Aide World War II (1944-1946), Korean and Vietnam Wars (1951-1979) Howard Pierson went from the Navy in World War II to the pilot’s seat over Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and … Continue reading

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Frances Gilbert Johannsen

Army Air Forces, Women’s Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) World War II (1942-1944) Congressional Gold Medal Awarded in 2010 Based out of: Avenger Field and Merced Army Air Field Planes Flown: At-6, BT-13, PT-22; Class: 44-W-4 Between 1942 and 1944, at … Continue reading

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Earl Shanken

U.S. Army, First Lieutenant, 450th Bombardment Navigator World War II Awarded Chevalier in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor Lucas Valley resident, Earl Shanken, 90, is among hundreds of American World War II veterans who have received … Continue reading

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