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    SOLDIER | ARTIST Trench Art in World War II

    The National WWII Museum's newest special exhibit, SOLDIER | ARTIST: Trench Art in World War II, takes an in-depth look at a military pastime known as "trench art": the creation of art, souvenirs, and tools out of discarded materials and the waste of war. Just as evaluating any other art form can reveal the life experience of its creator, the artifacts featured in this exhibit offer visitors a unique way to connect to the WWII veterans who made them—whether they did so out of boredom or necessity.

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    Dabney Montgomery

    Dabney Montgomery, 1051st Quartermaster Service Group Aviation Company of the 96th Air Service Group attached to the 332d Fighter Group, served in southern Italy as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen.

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    John Noack, 306th Bomb Group

    B-17 pilot John Noack describes the bravery of his top turret gunner and flight engineer, Kenneth Fox, who even after being severely wounded during the mission to Schweinfurt on October 14, 1943, refused to abandon his post in the plane’s top turret.

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    Florence Reynolds, WASP

    Florence Reynolds describes a negative encounter she had with an Army Air Forces maintenance officer when she questioned the condition of an aircraft she was ordered to fly.

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