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    WWII hero describes what flying a B-17 was like [Image 5 of 15]

    WWII hero describes what flying a B-17 was like

    CLEMSON, SC, UNITED STATES

    02.23.2022

    Photo by Ken Scar  

    U.S. Army Cadet Command (Army ROTC)

    Captain Dick Nelms, 99, who piloted a B-17 Flying Fortress 35 times over Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe in World War II, describes what it was like to fly a B-17 into battle to Clemson University ROTC cadets in the Tillman Hall auditorium, Feb. 23, 2022. Nelms flew for the 447th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Forces (the direct predecessor of the U.S. Air Force) and earned numerous valor awards for his service including the Distinguished Flying Cross, five Air Medals and a Presidential unit citation. In 1938 Nelms moved to Columbia, SC at age 15 after his father passed away. He and his older brother George became fascinated with Clemson and he has wanted to visit the campus ever since. 84 years later he finally fulfilled that dream. (Photo by Ken Scar)

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 02.23.2022
    Date Posted: 03.07.2022 08:34
    Photo ID: 7072866
    VIRIN: 220223-A-ZU930-005
    Resolution: 2700x1802
    Size: 4.02 MB
    Location: CLEMSON, SC, US 
    Hometown: MERCER ISLAND, WA, US

    Web Views: 16
    Downloads: 2

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