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William Bruce Overstreet, Jr.

Captain, Army

Born: April 10, 1921
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Entered: February 1, 1942
Discharged: October 1, 1945
Served In: World War II
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Silver Star

Captain Overstreet served in World War II in the Army Air Corps with the 357th Fighter Group. He flew over enemy territory 90 minutes while unconscious, flew out of England, Russia, Italy. He was outnumbered 10-1 in combat, parachuted from crippled plane, long hours on DDay, and Berlin missions.

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