Interview 79c : In this speech to the Angelina County Historical Commission, Joe C. Denman, Jr. reminisces about his time as a Navy pilot during World War II. A member of the Navy football team in 1943, Mr. Denman earned his wings and trained as a Corsair pilot landing and taking off from carriers. He was never sent overseas, but stayed in the Navy after the war, graduating from Texas A&M and participating in Naval Reserve activities until the mid-1950's. Mr. Denman describes his training, his planes, and some of his experiences while in the Navy.
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