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Captain Wendell O. Pruitt
Captain Wendell Oliver Pruitt was a pioneering pilot of the 15th Air Force and a Tuskegee Airman from St. Louis. His story begins with humble beginnings and a desire to fly. A Sumner High graduate who grew up in the Ville neighborhood, Pruitt was well liked and well educated. His quiet demeanor g...
Henry Erwin's Medal of Honor
This is the story of Henry E. Erwin, an American airmen on board a B-29 Superfortress when a phosphorous bomb detonated inside the aircraft. He would be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor when he would save his entire crew from certain death.
Home Front Heroes Women in World War II
During World War II, American women made enormous contributions to the war effort. Yet, much of their "fighting" took place not on the battlefront, but on the home front. Their home front activities offered challenges and opportunities never available before to women -- even everyday tasks took o...