Americans in Wartime Experience

Robert Freed

World War II

As a member of the U. S. Army Air Forces, Robert Freed served his country during World War II.  He was a member of the 8th Air Force in England and his primary duties was to load bombs onto the aircraft.

He arrived in England in 1943 aboard the Queen Elizabeth.  Mr. Freed stated that he had never seen a ship so damn big in all his life!

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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