Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans


John Tyler | 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing - Army Air Corps

7:40   |   Tyler talks about his process before and after missions. He was in Manila in the Philippines when WWII ended. After that, he did what he could to occupy his time before being sent back home, including flying over Japan to see the immense damage from the atomic bomb. After he came home in January 1946, he was recalled to active duty for the Korean War. He also talks about his relationship with another military man, Ed Addison.

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