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Military Service WWII – Malcolm James Magid

Malcolm James Magid (1923-2012) Malcolm was born in Florida. His oldest sibling, Mitchell (1916-1989) had been born in Massachusetts and his elder sister, Janice (1920-2011) had been born in Providence, R.I. Malcolm was a B-17 pilot [and co-pilot with the … Continue reading

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Military Service WWII – Mark Joseph Block

Mark Block served as an fighter pilot in the United States Army Air Corps. Mark received four decorations on Combat duty (see Carolyn Gray LeMaster’s book  A Corner of the Tapestry: a history of the Jewish experience in Arkansas, 1820s-1990s … Continue reading

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First hand memories of 7 December 1941

We all recall where we were on 11 September 2001 but the generation of my parents and grandparents vividly recall where they were when they heard the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in the early morning hours … Continue reading

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Military Service WWII Leslie G. Gruber

  Leslie told a story of having to drive a jeep around the German countryside alone, which was a frightening experience. Leslie’s military records were most likely destroyed in a 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St … Continue reading

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