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"If we appeared to take death lightly, it was because we had to in order to keep from going crazy." (Memoir)

   Glen Harold Wallace
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Glen Wallace and his son Jimmy.
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Navy
Unit: Fighter Squadron 83
Service Location: United States
Rank: Captain
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Working in a civilian aircraft plant in 1942, Missouri farm boy Glen Wallace fell in love twice—with a co-worker who became his future wife and with the idea of flying in the Navy. He enlisted and achieved his dream, making a 30-year career out of piloting planes for the Navy. He and his fellow pilots were a cocky bunch with a penchant for practical jokes. That confidence would serve them well through many harrowing missions over Japan in the final months of the war. He lost many buddies, some of them just before VJ Day.

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 Personal Correspondence
»Typescript of letter and diary entry, the letter dated March 20, 1945 and the diary entry dated March 18, 1945.
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