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John Tyler | 38th Bombardment Group, 5th Air Force - Army Air Corps

4:46   |   Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, John Tyler enlisted in Aviation Cadet Training in February of 1943. He had his basic training at Keesler Air Force Base, then went to San Antonio, Texas and Pine Bluff, Arkansas to continue his flight training. He reveals the first types of planes that he flew during his training.

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  • John Tyler  |  Korea  |  117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing  |  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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