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Jesse Dowell - World War II
Jesse Dowell served in the United States Navy Air Corps during World War II. He trained at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas for a potential invasion of the Japanese mainland. However, the dropping of the atomic bombs meant the invasion that Dowell was supposed to be part of was cancelled.
Jesse Dowell with his wife Dottie by an exhibit of a World War II PBM bomber.
Jesse Dowell being interviewed by H.F. Williamson for the WILL AM-FM-TV Central Illinois World War II Stories project.
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