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Freedom Fighters: Ken Scroggins

Most of the crew Ken Scroggins flew with during World War Two are gone now. But in 1944 they were eager young men who never dreamed of growing old. They just wanted to survive the war.

Scroggins was a top turret gunner on the B-24 bomber, The Silver Queen. Scroggins flew 31 missions on the Queen before being shot down over Yugoslavia. Fortunately, Scroggins and his crew were found by Tito Partisans, who helped them get back to their base in Italy.

After the war was over, Scroggins returned home, married, and served on the board of Tyler's Air Museum. Scroggins says the Air Museum is a way to help people remember the war times and the people who sacrificed to keep us free.


Joan Hallmark, reporting

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