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

6:22   |   Tyler remembers a few accidents during training. After he graduated he went Columbia, South Carolina for B-25 Combat Training. After completing that he was stationed at New Guinea for a while and then on the Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines. He describes his very first missions overseas.

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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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