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Never Forget: World War II airman, POW, shares story of resiliency

Jim Gatch, 89-year-old Army Air Corps veteran and World War II prisoner-of-war, stands beside his military medals and a small-scaled replica of the B-17 Flying Fortress, for a photograph Sept. 10, 2012, at his home in Summerville, S.C. On May 12, 1944, while assigned to the 379th Bomb Group, Gatch was a base gunner on a B-17 aircraft that was shot down by the Germans. He was captured by the enemy and remained a POW for 358 days. On Sept. 21, Gatch will be in attendance with other surviving Lowcountry POWs in observance of the National POW/MIA Recognition Day.



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This work, Never Forget: World War II airman, POW, shares story of resiliency [Image 2 of 2], by A1C Tom Brading, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.11.2012

Date Posted:09.20.2012 08:53

Photo ID:668750

VIRIN:120911-F-NK398-019

Resolution:3409x2619

Size:6.23 MB

Location:JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SC, USGlobe

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Never forget: World War II airman, POW, shares story of resiliency

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