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Local veteran Gilbert Schanzmeyer enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943, and spent two years training to become a B-25 pilot. But World War II ended before Schanzmeyer could be deployed overseas.

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Lessons from the cockpit

While the drums of war beat forth a deafening rhythm in 1943, high school senior Gilbert Schanzmeyer thought his draft number could soon be chosen and land him in combat as a member of the infantry.

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