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Lt. Colonel Jay Zeamer

Squadron: 65th Bomb Squadron

Position: Co-Pilot, Navigator, Pilot

Served: Combat: April 6, 1942 - June 16, 1943

Originally from: Machias, Maine

Training: Culver Military Academy - 2nd Li., Infantry Maxwell Field, Alabama - 2nd Lt., Army Air Corps

Citations/Medals: Silver Star (2), Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Air Medal (2), Purple Heart, Medal of Honor

Planes: No name - No nose art. Known only as "Old 666"

Number of Missions: 47

Description of Missions:
New Britain, Solomon Islands - from New Guinea

Most poignant, sad or touching memory of the war:
Bringing my bombardier home dead.

Funniest or most fun memory of the war:

Any odd or strange memories from the war:

Most heroic thing I saw or did:

Where I was and how I celebrated when I learned the war was over:
I was in the infirmary at MIT. I celebrated by rolling over in bed.

How having gone to war has affected me, what comes to mind when I think of the war:

To future generations:

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