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"...I'm wondering if you will find me changed..."

   Ben M. Snyder
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Ben N. Snyder, Sydney, Australia [detail]
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit: 494th Bomb Group, Company H, 867th Bomb Squadron, 7th Air Force
Service Location: Ellington Field, Texas; Big Spring, Texas; Wendover Field, Utah; Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona; Mountain Home, Idaho; Lincoln, Nebraska; Hickham Field, Oahu; Barking Sands, Kauai; Anguar Island, Palau
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
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Ben M. Snyder, bombardier in the Pacific Theater, kept a journal from April 1943 to August 1945. His articulate, exquisitely sensitive account of war is brimming with detail. We are transported to the wartime world when he speaks of the unrelenting strain of training, the excitement of anticipating entertainment by Bob Hope, and his intense feelings about the Roosevelt/Dewey race for election. No one expresses more eloquently the meaning of friends and family to a combat flyer.

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