'Flyers for Victory' enroll in training

Posted 11/19/17

75 YEARS AGO - 1943

June 12 - June 18

A Sumter man, Lt. E. W. Dabbs Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dabbs of Black River, came in for prominent mention in an Associated Press dispatch. AP reporter Don Whitehead, covering United States troops in …

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'Flyers for Victory' enroll in training

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75 YEARS AGO - 1943

June 12 - June 18

A Sumter man, Lt. E. W. Dabbs Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dabbs of Black River, came in for prominent mention in an Associated Press dispatch. AP reporter Don Whitehead, covering United States troops in Africa, wrote that Gen. Eisenhower, back from watching the Allied assault on Pantelleria, had inspected divisions of the Fifth U. S. Army headquarters in Africa and during his tour had watched Lt. Dabbs "dig out a mine while troops lay flat on the ground - just in case." Commenting on the mines, Eisenhower was quoted as saying that they are "the most dreaded weapon the enemy used in retreating."

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