An Airman's Story: Sergeant Herman Lester Scearce Jr. - WWII - Veteran

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Sergeant Herman Lester Scearce Jr. Graphic
Born on May 22,1925 in Danville, Virginia, Sergeant Herman Scearce, growing up in an area hard hit by the depression, lied about his age and enlisted in the U.S. Airforce.

Sergeant Scearce was trained as a radio operator and gunner, and he was assigned to fly with the "Grey Geese" B-24 Liberators in the Pacific Theater.

Flying on the plane "Dog Patch Express" - his team participated in the first bombing runs on the Island of Nauru.

A thorough history of the B-24's can be found in "Finish Forty and Home: The Untold WWII Story of B-24's in the Pacific" written by Sergeant Scearce's son. Philip Scearce.

Sergeant Scearce remained in the U.S. Airforce until his retirement in December of 1962.  He embarked on a second career as County Magistrate until 2005.  He died on March 26, 2015.

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