Both these boys have just returned to this country after several months service in the southwest Pacific and told the assembled Legion members many of their experiences. Dick, a member of the hospital corps, told an interesting story of this branch of service, while Lt. Chism, a bombardier on a Liberator, described incidents which happened on some of the 55 missions he completed over Jap territory in the Pacific. One interesting bit of information revealed by Chism was that on several of these missions, his pilot was Lt. Harold Cowan, also of Lowell, who made headlines a few months ago for the part he played in wiping out a Jap convoy. Cowan's name was also mentioned in Monday's Chicago Tribune, as one of the pilots of Liberators which sunk a Jap destroyer and damaged several other vessels.
Neither of the boys gave out any forbidden information, but what they did reveal of the Pacific war was enough to hold the attention of those in attendance, not many of whom ever had the chance to be in or near fighting in the first world conflict.
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