The Life And Times Of Norman Lear

He Dropped Out Of College To Fight In WW2

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After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Norman left Emerson College in Boston in 1942 to join the Army. He was a radio operator/gunner on Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers. Norman was involved in 52 combat missions and received the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters.

He was discharged in 1945 and is included in a couple of books, including Crew Umbriag by Daniel P. Carroll and 772nd Bomb Squadron: The Men, The Memories by Turner Publishing and Co.