At age 17, Robert Davis enlisted in the Army Air Force Reserve Corp. The war in Europe had ended by the time he made it to aircraft and engine maintenance training and while at school Japan surrendered!
He remembers a miserable boat trip to the Aleutians being exacerbated by an outbreak of mumps and a pilot who died in a crash the day before he was to leave the Aleutians. He also remembers the P-38 who accidentally activated the gun switch in midair, landed, and inadvertently hit the firing button, nearly filling the line hut with bullets!
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Last updated: November 22, 2017