They knew each other in high school but didn’t begin dating until later. The day after Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Ralph enlisted in the then Army Air Corp.
They married in May the following year, just before he was called to duty. Mother was with him during part of his training and was there to pin his wings on him when he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in February 1943.
Mother was pregnant by this time so moved back home with her folks to await the baby’s arrival. Meanwhile Ralph was sent to California to train on the B-24 Liberator Bombers.
My brother was born in July. When he was a month old, Ralph was granted a leave and came home to meet his son.
The last time my mother heard from…
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