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Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50

Our heroes,   pp. 68-85 PDF (4.1 MB)

Page 71

The news we hear is very good and surely hope the war is over
soon. I haven't heard from anyone yet, but I'm hoping to hear from you
As you might guess I have nothing to write of here. I just hope
everyone is well.
Be sure and write a line and have a good Christmas dinner ready
because I expect to be hungry.
Love Donald"
Donald Keegan returned to the United States in June of 1945.
He was discharged September 21, 1945, after serving fifty-nine months
and twelve days in the service of his country.
Richard V. "Dick" Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Adams graduated
from advanced flying school and received the coveted wings of a pilot
in the Air Force. He passed his aviation cadet examination in 1942
but was not called into training until January of 1943. He was an
instructor at George Field Lawrenceville, Illinois. Following is an
exerpt from one of his letters telling of night flying.
September 17, 1943 - "I finished my night flying last night. We
had all kinds of landing. Combination flood light and landing light,
only landing lights, only flood lights, and total blackout landings.
I did o'k.
Did I tell you that two instructors were killed here Sunday
morning? They were "buzzing" a house and got caught In a tree. I knew
both of them quite well. Rode with one of them once. Buzzing can
be dangerous but, it is so much fun you don't realize the dangers..
Don't worry about it as we're not allowed to buzz except on cross

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