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In this continuing series profiling North Carolina veterans of World War II, Samuelson recounts the experiences of L. Bethel Griffith of Leaksville, who served as part of the \"Lost Company\" during the war. He was part of Company A, Tenth Amphibian Tractor Battalion, which landed troops during island invasions, brought in ammunition and supplies, and took back the dead and wounded. Company A became separated from its battalion in 1943 and was in combat with various other units without pay or mail for seven months. He was discharged in 1945.
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Recall (NoCar F 252 .R43), Vol. 13 Issue 1, Spr 2007, p5-6
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Ferebee was born on a Davie County farm near Mocksville. After college he joined the Army Air Force before World War II began and trained as a bombardier. He flew over 60 missions over Europe and earned a reputation as one of the best bombardiers in the Air Force. He also made two friends who would be important to him later in the war--Paul Tibbets, a talented pilot, and Theodore van Kirk, a skilled navigator. In 1944 he was ordered back to the US by special request of Colonel Tibbets. On August 6, 1945, with Tibbets flying the Enola Gay, bombardier Thomas Ferebee dropped the first atomic bomb ever used in wartime on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
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Recall (NoCar F 252 .R43), Vol. 13 Issue 1, Spr 2007, p10, por
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In this continuing series profiling North Carolina veterans of World War II, Samuelson recounts the experiences of Conrad \"Gus\" Shinn of Spray. He was a multi-engine pilot in the South Pacific and flew onto islands where fighting was taking place bringing in blood and medical supplies and taking out the wounded--sometimes under fire. He continued flying with the Navy after the war and took part in special secret operations in Antarctica. In 1956, he was the first pilot to land and take off from the South Pole. Mount Shinn, Antarctica's third highest mountain, is named for him.
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Recall (NoCar F 252 .R43), Vol. 13 Issue 1, Spr 2007, p7-8, il, por
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Leonard Day, of Morehead City in Carteret County, joined the US Navy on April 9, 1917, three days after Congress declared war on Germany. Harrington recounts his experiences and the ships he served on. On March 4, 1918, Fireman First Class Day and five other North Carolinians were numbered among 306 passengers and crewmen aboard the USS Cyclops which left Barbados bound for Baltimore. Between March 4 and March 13, the ship and everyone on board vanished in the infamous Bermuda Triangle. No trace has ever been found. Day was declared officially to have \"died\" on June 14, 1918.
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Recall (NoCar F 252 .R43), Vol. 13 Issue 1, Spr 2007, p9, il, por
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