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Arthur Moran, 2007 

  • Branch of Service: Army Air Corps
  • Navigator on B-17's
  • Military Service: June 1943 - November 1945

Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.

0:16 - Enlisted, trained as a navigator on B-17
2:50 - Based in Italy, missions targeting fuel and synthetic oil plants
5:17 - Plane went down on 13th mission, captured
8:55 - Partisan underground
10:43 - Experience when captured, POW, train ride, 10,000 flying officers at camp, conditions, food, guards, postcards, and propaganda
21:54 - Wife on the home front and coming home
23:13 - Freedom is not free
25:13 - What learned about self during the war - turned into an adult 

Arthur R. Moran Obituary 

This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Sioux Falls, SD. 

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