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Jack Fletcher | 39th Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group - Army Air Corps

7:46   |   Rather than walking on the ground, when the draft came around in 1943, Jack Fletcher opted for the Army Air Corps. Pilot training was closed, so he was set to become a mechanic. He'd only begun training and had never worked on an engine when he was shipped to the Pacific, where the on the job training was superb.

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