TSgt Norman Lear US Army Air Corps (Served 1942-1945)
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TSgt Norman Lear
US Army Air Corps
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Short Bio: Best known as the creative force behind “All in the Family” during World War II, he served in the Mediterranean Theater as a radio operator/gunner on Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers with the 772nd Bombardment Squadron, 463rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the Fifteenth Air Force. He flew 52 combat missions, for which he was awarded the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. Lear was discharged from the Army in 1945.