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William P. Tracy Jr., U.S. Army-Air Corp

 


William “Bill” Tracy Jr. was twenty one yrs old when the Selective Service System caught up with him. There was a war goin’ on and they wanted him in it. He was a young man trying to find his way in Alaska and Washington State when he was notified by his draft board in northern Colorado.

In May 1943, Bill was at Fort Logan, CO, passing a physical examination and taking other tests to find out what he was best at. He told his reviewers that he was most interested in flying or being a bombardier or a gunner. In very short order, he was assigned to the Army Air Corps and headed to Om...



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