Friday, May 22, 2009

John Paul Deffinger Dedication

For a comparatively short period in the long sweep of the nation's history, some American airmen served as ball turret gunners, a hazardous occupation that threatened a short life expectancy. There were no ball turret gunners in World War I, and there have been none since World War II. Ball turret gunners are therefore an exclusive group. Out of some 16 million U.S. service personnel during World War II, maybe 30,000 were so employed. My Grandfather S/Sgt John Paul Deffinger was one of them.

Remembering Fighters and Flyers of WW II (WEBSITE)

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