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N. R. CHEEK
World War II
Memories and Biography

(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)

February 5, 1988

2107 Hartwell Ave.
Sanford, FL 32771

Dear Will:

Here are some rambling notes. My memory is not the best, so some of these may not be correct.

I remained in the Army and rose to be a Ltc., Regular Army. I retired February 1, 1968.

When I originally enlisted in the Army at Ft. Bragg, NC, Mg. Jacob L. Devers was the commanding General. The same General Devers presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to Col. Johnson at Shipdham.

The following is probably incorrect, but here goes about the "Lemon Drop."

A. Was its serial number 699? [Yes}
B. Did its No. 4 engine set a combat hours record? [?]
C. Was Captain Rob Kolliner its pilot? [Yes]

Perhaps Ltc Bruce Pauly could clarify some of this.

I still remember many of the men in the 44th. I just went through "Liberators over Europe," and it really ...

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