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Boyd Shadiow, 91, Bemidji, points at a picture of himself and fellow crew members of the B-17 bomber “Esky,” which flew 27 missions over Europe during World War II. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

From Bemidji to a B-17: Boyd Shadiow remembers his World World II experience

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BEMIDJI —It was 1943, and the question of whether or not the Allies would win World War II was still debatable. The German Luftwaffe, or Air Force, prevented the Allies from making an attempt to liberate occupied France.


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Zach Kayser
Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 
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