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Wayne E. Thurman, Military Autobiography

Identifier: MS-0471

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Thurman's self-published his autobiography, titled Wayne E. Thurman: His Life and Military Service, in 2009. Thurman writes about growing up on a farm near Oconto, Nebraska, his experience as an agricultural engineer and Reserved Officer Training Corp (ROTC) student at the University of Nebraska (1930-1936), and his service in the United States Air Force during World War II.


  • 2009


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Wayne E. Thurman was born near Oconto, Nebraska, in 1910. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Engineering in 1936 from the University of Nebraska and served in the Reserved Officer Training Corp (ROTC) from 1931-1936. In 1937, he attended the U.S. Army Air Corps Flying Cadent Training and enlisted in the Air Corps Reserve. He served as a photomapping pilot and as a combat pilot in over 50 missions in Europe during World War II.


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