The WWII Generation Passes
The World War II generation is passing away and with them their stories. A quick list of a few people I've met who were affected by that war:
- A man who flew multiple bombing missions over Germany.
- A member of the Hitler Youth who later served on a U-boat.
- An FBI agent who worked against Nazi infiltration in South America.
- A scientist who served in the Red Army, was shot by a German sniper, and later was exiled by the Soviet regime.
- An academic who was arrested by the Gestapo.
- A Holocaust survivor.
- A mild man who drove a tank in Patton's Third Army.
- An Army veteran who participated in the execution of Nazi war criminals.
- A Marine who was in the invasion of Okinawa.
- A Filipino who, along with other law students, set bonfires to signal American bombers.
- A pilot who spent several years in a German POW camp.