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Robert E. Hayes

Robert “Bob” Hayes worked as an airplane mechanic on Kwajalein Island, maintaining Boeing B-29s. He talks about life in the Pacific during World War II, being trained to use a flamethrower on Iwo Jima, maintaining complicated airplane engines, and witnessing the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests.

Robert E. Hayes's Timeline

  • 1926 Oct 4th Born in Wimington, IL.
  • 1945 to 1946 Served as a B-29 airplane mechanic in Roswell, NM and Kwajalein, Tinian, Iwo Jima, and other islands in the Pacific.
  • 1945 Drafted into the US military.

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