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“Me n Martha”

“Me n’ Martha”: Lt. Ellis’s A-2 Jacket By: Katherine Hill Lt. Sydney Clyde Ellis (his family called him Clyde) was born in Texas, but he sought his fortune in Illinois when he…

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COVID-19 Temporary Closure Announcement

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force announces the temporary closing of the museum to visitors beginning March 17 through April 12 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, all…

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Medal of Honor – 2LT. William Metzger

William Metzger enlisted at Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1942, and served at Camp Perry, Ohio, and Camp Young, Calif., with ordnance battalions before becoming an aviation cadet in March 1943. He trained…

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