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George Cahill

. . George Cahill (November 5, 1925 - July 2, 2018) served with the 390th Bomb Group during World War II. He remembers always wanting to fly planes. But he didn’t think he’d become a togglier. Toggliers were enlisted bombardiers—they toggled open the bomb bay door switch. Bombardiers and navigators sat

Peter Zivic

. . Peter P. Zivic Jr. grew up in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a teenager when Hitler invaded Poland and Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Peter Zivic followed the daily developments of World War II daily. He supported the war effort by training younger pilots; only a close call kept

Al Zimmerman

. . Al Zimmerman was still in high school when Pearl Harbor was bombed, and he still remembers people screaming about what had happened and listening to the radio for more information.  He had an older brother stationed at Hickam Field in Hawaii, and unlike today it took several weeks for

Ernest Ziga

. . Ernest Ziga of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania served with the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946.  After training as a flight cadet at Yale University and earning a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant, Ernest shipped west became a B-17 maintenance officer.  In the South Pacific he served with the 873rd

Joe Zablotny

. . During WW II, Joe Zablotny sailed on the destroyer, USS Newcomb (DD-586)–said to be the most attacked ship in the Pacific.  Once they were hit by five Kamikaze planes–four striking the 376 foot destroyer at the same time.  “We took one hell of a beating,” Joe says of the

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