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John Black | 9th Air Force

7:15   |   While in school at Virginia Tech, John Black joined the Air Corps to avoid being drafted. During training and pre-deployment, he got lucky with his placement and avoided the dangers of Italy and instead was sent to England.

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Keywords   :     draft    enlistment    Army Air Corps    pneumonia    deployment    England    Italy    campaign    airplane    C-47    Lt. Gen. Lewis Brereton

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