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"...we were on our 22nd bomb mission ... only needed 25 to go home..."

   Corbin B. Willis, Jr.
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B-17 Flying Fortress Crew - 486th Bomb Group, 832nd Bomb Squadron, Sudbury England, (Smoky Stover) Aircraft #43-37916, 22 combat missions [detail]
War: World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
Branch: Army Air Forces/Corps; Air Force
Unit: 832nd Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group; 832nd Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force
Service Location: Sudbury, England; Germany; Japan; Canada; also:
Rank: Major; Major
POW: Yes
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Corbin Willis delivers a stunning story dotted with heartbreaking humor. He survives interrogation, scabies, a crippling weight loss, and a 100-mile march through the snow from one POW camp to another in Germany. Upon return home, he finds out that most people think he has died. His mother tells him that his wife has remarried and is starting a new family.

Interview (Audio)
»Complete Interview  (70 min.)
  Photos
»Photo Album (3 photos)
 Memoirs
»View List (2 items)
 Official Documents
»Corbin B. Willis' WWII POW ID Papers
 Personal Correspondence
»From Carrie [02/19/91]
 Other Materials
»Artifact: Identification Card [Korean War]
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