Posts in WWII
Peter M. F. Sichel - U.S. Army, OSS/CIA 1941-59

Peter M. F. Sichel's childhood was interrupted by the Nazis while growing up a Jew in Germany. He moved with his family to France in 1939, was imprisoned as an enemy alien and eventually escaped, reaching the United Stated in 1941.
Peter joined the Army shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor and served with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) sending spies into Germany. Peter eventually became a senior official with the Century Intelligence Agency (CIA) serving in Berlin, Hong Kong and Washington before joining his family wine business in 1960.

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Pat DeRosa - U.S. Army 1943-46

Pat DeRosa served in the U.S. Army Band entertaining troops across the United States durring WWII. After the war Pat attended music school on the G.I. Bill and worked as a professional musician and teacher. Pat played with the legendary John Coltrane as well as leading his own orchestra. In 1969 Pat played at President Richard Nixon first inaugural ball.

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Harold Granitur - U.S. Army 1943-45

Harold "Granny" Granitur was born in Newark NJ in 1925. Harold was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 and originally served with the 90th Infantry Division of the 1st Army. He landed in France on June 8, 1944 (D-Day +2) and eventually was transferred to General Patton's 3rd Army to support the Battle of the Bulge.
This video was produced by The Rowlinson Media Group, VERO BEACH, FL.

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Jim Cady - U.S. Army Air Corps WWII

Happy 101th Birthday to Jim Cady. Jim served as a bombardier with the U.S. Army Air Corps 449th Air Group during WWII and flew 21 missions in Italy before being transferred to the 8th Air Force in England as support for the D-Day Invasion. Jim Cady was born in Peoria, Illinois on October 5th, 1917.

This video was produced by The Rowlinson Media Group, VERO BEACH, FL.

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Frazer Dougherty - Pilot 345th Bomb Group

Frazer Dougherty joined the National Guard in the summer of 1940. When World War II was declared, Frazer transferred to the Army Air Corps where he was trained as a pilot and served in the 345th Bomb Group as First Pilot and survived sixty-three missions. Frazer went on to become the personal aid and pilot for Commanding General of the First Air Force, Frank O’Driscoll Hunter and retained this position through the end of the war.

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