National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Veterans
4:42 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

POW Eddie Jackfert tells his story, creates museum

Edward Jackfert

 

   The American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum housed in the Brook Count Public Library began when one WWII POW donated memories. Eddie Jackfert shares memories and advice.

On September 11, 1940, Jackfert enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and eventually assigned to serve as an airplane mechanic on the Philippine Islands in June 1941. He was 19 years old.

“We were sacrificed and abandoned in the Philippines. We were.  19,000 Americans. Troops in there. We were abandoned.”

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World War II
1:01 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

WWII POW Charles Brown

Charles Brown gets his Wings

In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, retired Kingwood Lawyer Charles Brown tell his story of being shot down over Tokyo during World War II. Brown piloted a dive bomber on one mission. He spent the rest of the war as a POW.

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