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"...we were on our 22nd bomb mission ... only needed 25 to go home..."

   Corbin B. Willis, Jr.
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B-17 Flying Fortress Crew - 486th Bomb Group, 832nd Bomb Squadron, Sudbury England, (Smoky Stover) Aircraft #43-37916, 22 combat missions [detail]
War: World War II, 1939-1946; Korean War, 1950-1955
Branch: Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit: 486th Bomb Group, 832nd Bomb Squad
Service Location: Sudbury, England; Germany; Japan; Canada; also: Korea
Highest Rank: Major; Major
POW: Yes
Place of Birth: Ft. Morgan, CO
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Corbin Willis delivers a stunning story dotted with heartbreaking humor. He survives interrogation, scabies, a crippling weight loss, and a 100-mile march through the snow from one POW camp to another in Germany. Upon return home, he finds out that most people think he has died. His mother tells him that his wife has remarried and is starting a new family.

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»WWII POW Identification Papers
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»Artifact: Identification Card [Korean War]
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