|K e n s m e n : 4 3 r d B o m b G r o u p (H), 5 t h A A F|
|Lt. Colonel Jay Zeamer
Squadron: 65th Bomb Squadron
Position: Co-Pilot, Navigator, Pilot
Served: Combat: April 6, 1942 - June 16, 1943
Originally from: Machias, Maine
Training: Culver Military Academy - 2nd Li., Infantry Maxwell Field, Alabama - 2nd Lt., Army Air Corps
Citations/Medals: Silver Star (2), Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Air Medal (2), Purple Heart, Medal of Honor
Planes: No name - No nose art. Known only as "Old 666"
Number of Missions: 47
Description of Missions:
New Britain, Solomon Islands - from New Guinea
Most poignant, sad or touching memory of the war:
Bringing my bombardier home dead.
Funniest or most fun memory of the war:
Any odd or strange memories from the war:
Most heroic thing I saw or did:
Where I was and how I celebrated when I learned the war was over:
I was in the infirmary at MIT. I celebrated by rolling over in bed.
How having gone to war has affected me, what comes to mind when I think of the war:
To future generations: