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

5:40   |   During one of his missions, Tyler remembers one of the men in another plane that was flying on his right wing being hit by something and sadly not making it out alive. As the war progressed, he was sent to Okinawa and even flew two missions to aid in the Australian invasion of Borneo.

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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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