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World War II Reunion #95630

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 20, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(Ames, Iowa) Elementary school class' success in organization reunion of World War II battle participants, stimulated by "We Thought We Heard the Angels Sing" by Lieutenant James C. Whittaker, featured; films shown. Story recalled based on Eddie Rickenbacker's experience with crew; historical films, photos shown. [STUDENT - explains searching for survivors.] [Teacher Suzanne KELLY - hadn't expected such success.] Reunion of survivors Captain Bill Cherry (ret.), James Reynolds and John Bartek noted. [STUDENTS - are excited.] [BARTEK - reacts to emotion of reunion.] Class' continued search for relatives of Whittaker noted. [KELLY - notes Whittaker's importance to class.] Status of search for Whittaker's family mentioned.

Dale, Al;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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