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WWII Pilot Snubbed by MacArthur Earns MoH Months Later

June 17, 2017

From the dodlive.mil website

It’s almost impossible to recount all of the gallantry that went on during World War II. But the pilot we’re highlighting today gave his life on a mission he volunteered for just months after one of the war’s most famous generals refused to fly with him.

Harl Pease Jr. joined the Army Air Corps in September of 1939. About a year later, the Plymouth, New Hampshire, native was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He was immediately put on active-duty in the Pacific theater, flying B-17 Flying Fortress bombers between the U.S., Hawaii and the Philippines.

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