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World War II Burma Invasion by U.S. Air Commandos

P-47 Thunderbolt of the 1st Air Commando Group, 1944

P-47 Thunderbolt of the 1st Air Commando Group, 1944

Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, July 5, 2014

Author Dennis Okerstrom talks about his book, “Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II.” He explores the creation of a new elite team during the 1940s, later to be called the Air Commandos. These pilots, together with British troops, invaded Japanese-occupied Burma in 1944. Mr. Okerstrom is joined by three of the original air commandos who talk about their experiences during the war. This event was hosted by the Kansas City Public Library. 

Updated: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:18am (ET)

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