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.
|Date Posted:||09.20.2012 09:25|
|Location:||JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SC, US|
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