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A painful story.
Key point: When we landed the C-46 for the last time on July 20, 1945, I walked away, determined to never fly again.
Elmer Wisherd was born on December 1, 1920, in North Dakota. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to a farm in Bruce, Wisconsin. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the Army, hoping to become a pilot. That dream was not realized, but he became an aviation mechanic and, eventually, a crew chief on Douglas C-47...
Read this story at The National Interest