Earl E. Wassom; 1923-2000; USAAF airman; Blackwell, Oklahoma, USA, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA

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Earl E. Wassom; 1923-2000; USAAF airman; Blackwell, Oklahoma, USA, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA

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1923-2000

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Lt Earl E. Wassom was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma on 20 September 1923. He was a pilot in the 785th Bomb Squadron (crew no. 554). He completed a 35 mission combat tour and was awarded five Air Medals, the Purple Heart and a Distinguished Unit Citation. Wassom was the basis for the caricature featured in the nose art for the B-24 'Bottle Butt's Buggy'. He died in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2000.

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Blackwell, Oklahoma, USA; Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA

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GB/153/NM/10045

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Created on: 03/12/2018 by Catherine.Collins

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