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Daniel E. Kinnison Private First Class US Army Air Forces WWII


By March 1944, World War II was being fought on many fronts, costing thousands of lives and even more injuries. There was progress being made in Europe as well as in the islands in the Pacific. Less than six months before, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met to coordinate plans to smash German forces and their nasty leader. The Russians had driven the German Forces out of Leningrad. Big things were in the works.

Daniel E. Kinnison (Dan) was a strapping twenty year old man who knew that the Selective Service System was active in the northern Colorado area, near Keota. He had been con...

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