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4653
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Dunn native William C. Lee is known as the \"Father of the Airborne.\" Having seen paratroopers in foreign countries, General Lee worked hard during the 1930s and 1940s to convince the U.S. military to develop a fighting paratrooper program. He was successful. On the night of June 5, 1944, 10,000 paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions parachuted into France at the start of the Normandy Invasion. General Lee was not among them, having suffered a heart attack in April, but as each trooper jumped, he shouted, \"Bill Lee!\"
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 32 Issue 6, June 2000, p20-21, il, por Periodical Website
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7174
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Harnett County native General William C. Lee earned the title of “Father of the Airborne,” for his pioneer work in developing the Army's paratrooper program. Having seen paratroopers in foreign countries, General Lee worked hard during the 1930s and 1940s to convince the U.S. military to develop a fighting paratrooper program. He was successful. On the night of June 5, 1944, 10,000 paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions parachuted into France at the start of the Normandy Invasion. General Lee was not among them, having suffered a heart attack in April, but as each trooper jumped, he shouted, \"Bill Lee!\"
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 12, May 2005, p24-27, il, por Periodical Website
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21475
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Johnson was flying the last of his twenty-five combat missions, this one to bomb the submarine pens at Bremen, when his B-17 was shot down. He and his crew crash-landed in Holland and were soon taken prisoner by German soldiers. Johnson recounts his time as a prisoner of war during the last month of World War II.
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Recall (NoCar F 252 .R43), Vol. 13 Issue 2, Fall 2007, p4-5
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34634
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During the Second World War, the U.S. Army opened a Glider Pilot training program in Laurinburg-Maxton airport in Maxton, North Carolina. Holt was a program participant and trained as a CG-4A glider pilot and C-47 co-pilot. During the war, Holt served with the American invasion force at Wesel, Germany.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 16 Issue 3, Winter 2000, p9-11, il, por