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WWII pilot, POW, to speak

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - Updated: 7:32 PM

INDIAN LAKE--Learn a bit of history from someone who has lived it at a free talk by a World War II B-17 pilot and prisoner of war.

Earl Morrow of Granville will talk about his experiences flying a B-17 in the 8th Air Force during the war at American Legion Post 1392 on Main St. here Saturday, April 6, starting at 1:30 p.m.

On his 17th mission he was shot down and taken as a prisoner of war. Gen. George Patton freed Morrow when his third army over took the POW camp he was in on its famous eastward advance.

After the war Morrow copiloted a DC-3 for country singer Roy Acuff until American Airlines hired him. With American he flew many different types of propeller-driven aircraft and proceeded to jets. Just before retiring, at age 60, he was flying DC-10 wide body jetliners.

Morrow, 92, still lives on his own and still drives. He has talked to many groups at schools and various organizations, and has said giving these talks is therapeutic for him. They have helped him overcome the many nightmares he has had after the war.

He will gladly answer questions. Everyone is invited.

     

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