A Selman Field Navigator’s Letters Home

The website is called, “The Yap Island Missing Air Crew Project”. In 1943, a young man from the New York, NY named Martin B. Unger was sent for training at Monroe’s Selman field. A year later his plane along with he and his crewmates were shot down by Japanese fighters near Yap Island in the Philippines. The plane and the men were never recovered. The website has digitized Martin’s letters home, including the time period he was in Monroe. You can read them here: http://www.missingaircrew.com/crew/unger/#1u . I would encourage you to read about him and his crewmates. The website is fascinating and his observations of Monroe during WWII are great!

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