World War II was one of the most tumultuous times in the history of this Earth. The generation who survived, also known as “The Greatest Generation” helped forge the landscape for the world we live in today. Any time we can take time out to appreciate the sacrifices made by servicemen in the United States Armed Forces we should. Memorial Day is one of those opportunities to reflect on the events and people shaped by World War II.
The government finally acknowledged one of the heroes involved, a man named Wencel Bohr who served in the Air Force and was involved in the first bombing run into Tokyo on August 8, 1945. He survived the raid as a B-29 bomber despite his plane being struck by flak.