France, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2014

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Title

France, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2014

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Description

Gerald France was born in 1925 in New York City. He grew up on Governor's Island, New York City, the home of the 16th Infantry Regiment. He left high school in 1944 to join the Army Air Corps. He qualified for flight training and went through the early stages of it, but was reassigned to armament school due to a lack of need for pilots. He trained at different bases and joined a B-17 crew that flew to England in April, 1945, joining the 490th Bomb Group at Eye Air Station. They flew several missions over Germany and against isolated German forts in France. When the war ended, they flew relief missions, including ferrying political prisoners.

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)
WKTV (Wyoming, Mich.)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_FranceG1696V

Format

video/m4v
application/pdf

Type

Moving image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2014-09-11

Citation

France, Gerald, “France, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2014,” Digital Collections, accessed November 13, 2019, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41169.
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