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John outside the mess hall in Glatton



  • John Akers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot - B-17 Flying Fortress
    John Akers Jr grew up in Greenville, TX on a cotton farm. Graduated High School May 1939. His days consisted of working the cotton farm with 2 mules and picking the cotton. After seeing the events of Pearl Harbor during his time in the civilian...


  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...


Date Contributor Update
14 October 2020 20:33:04 Oliver Akers Created entry with collection and caption

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