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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 863. Paper titled “George Freas: Portrait of a Soldier,” written by Merrill Alan Barrow for a Western Kentucky University United States history class in November 1990. Freas, a native of Simpson County, served as a United States Army bomber pilot, parachuted from his plane in the Marne Forest, March 1945, and attempted to escape via the French Underground, but was captured and imprisoned until May 1945.


Military History | United States History



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