RADIO OPERATOR / GUNNER
Howard A. Sorensen
was born April 2, 1921. A Mormon, he joined the US Army Air Corp during October 1939.
Twenty years old on the February 23, 1942 mission. Afterwards, he spent two
weeks in the hospital recovering.
he flew a total of 33 combat missions.
One of his other combat highlights was
being radio operator during MacArthur's
first flight in New Guinea. The general
was seated next to him in a pullman chair
mounted in the radio room.
his tour he went to flight school in 1943
but was not granted wings due to an eye
injury, but enlisted for a second tour
with the 20th Air Force in China-Burma-India
(CBI), after the war he retired from the military in
He retired to Fullerton, California and passed away on February 17, 2004.
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