This thesis explores what it means to have fought in World War II and how that story is different from a general historical overview. It is the war experience of Winthrop Worcester in the Fifteenth Air Force. I questioned what is a true war story and what Worcester's experience in the war actually was. I found that a war story can be about one man's strength and conviction in the face of the unknown, instead of a timeline of battles or statistics of the dead.
Klise, Heidi M., "History of the Fifteenth Air Force in World War II Through the Eyes of One Man: the War Story of Second Lieutenant Winthrop Sargent Worcester, Jr." (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 3849.
Military History | United States History
world war ii, fifteenth air force, war story, b-17
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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