Henry H. Arnold



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"Contrails -- My War Record" is a written record of what a number of young Americans did to help win World War II.

What does not appear so obviously on the printed page is, perhaps, even more important: the quick, strong indignation of these men, at a powerful menace that threatened their ideals and their American way of living; their day-by-day strength that matched powerful foes and unending hardship; their unflagging courage that mocked incredible danger; their unquenchable faith that met aggressively the ultimate in sacrifice. These things were given freely, as only free men could give. These things definitely assure that free men shall continue to inherit the earth.

Officers and men of the 100th Bombardment Group and of the Service Organizations, I salute you!

H.H. Arnold, General of the Army

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United States Air Force, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories, 100th Bombardment Group, 412th Air Service Group, 456th Sub Depot Engineering, 83rd Service Group, 349th Bombardment Squadron, 350th Bombardment Squadron, 351st Bombardment Squadron, 418th Bombardment Squadron, S-2 Intelligence, 1776th Ordnance (S & M) Company, 18th Weather Detachment, 869th Chemical Company, 216th Finance Section, 592nd Army Postal Unit, 1285th Military Police Company, 2110th Fire Fighting Platoon, 1141st Quartermaster Company


Military History


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Special thanks to Karl Hauffe for supplying copies of pages 213-214, which are missing from our copy of this book.

Contrails, my war record: a history of world war two as recorded at U. S. Army air force station #139, Thorpe Abbotts, near Diss, county of Norfolk, England

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