Cpl. Russell Frederick Blowers


(Russ Blowers)

Cpl. Russell Frederick Blowers

Notes

Born on 26 June 1924, in Zanesville, Ohio USA
Army Serial Number = 35623038
Assigned to the 55th Fighter Group in early 1943, in California.

Worked in 343rd Ordnance/Armament section

Memories 'I had a lot of friends with whom I lived and worked.  Although officers and enlisted men were not to fraternize socially, I had wonderful pilot friends, some of whom were only one or two years older than I.  We lost about 80 pilots over Europe, and many of them I knew and loved.  My own Nissan hut was filled with a dozen men, each of whom was an interesting character.  It seemed to me they were preoccupied with beer and women, but they were dying to go home.'
Russell Blowers - February 2006


'I have always loved English literature, so when my buddies and I took passes to London and other sites they went to the pubs and I went to the museums and cloisters.  At Westminster Abbey they allowed me to explore the monk cells deep under the buildings where no tourists were permitted.'
Russell Blowers - February 2006

   

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