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    • Oral history interview with George Laursen recorded on 2009 July 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Aviation mechanics (Persons)
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. George Laursen decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 1942; however, he was deemed too thin by the navy and was not accepted. Laursen decided to walk “across the street” and try the army, which accepted...
    • Oral history interview with Francis J. Vail conducted on 2004 Sept. 4

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Airplanes -- American; Bombardier (Motion picture); United States. Air Force -- Aviation mechanics
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Francis "Jim" Vail enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in September of 1942. He was living in Stafford Springs, CT at the time, and applied to be a pilot. Although, he failed the eye test, he wanted to remain...

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