2nd Lt. James Pogue and the War in North Africa

Eisenhower National Historic Site


For Dwight Eisenhower and the Allied Expeditionary Force, the long road to Victory in Europe in World War II started in North Africa in 1942. The campaigns there required sacrifice and taught the Allies lessons that helped to erode the German foothold on the Mediterranean. 2nd Lt. James Pogue—an airman from Pittsburgh, PA—was one of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the North African Campaign. He was killed on May 12, 1943, the day before the German surrender.


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