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graduate and attended Texas Tech. Two Aces Who Bagged Total Of 33 Enemy Planes In Air War On Nazis, Now At LAAF A couple of the top notch fighter aces .of the European aerial war against the Nazis — Maj.. Clarence E. Anderson, jr., of Newcastle, Calif., and Capt. Charles E. Yeager of Hamlin, W. Va., who in a few blazing months of action over the continent shot down or destroyed 18 and 15 enemy planes respectively — are now stationed at Lubbock Army Air field where they related their story Saturday. Decorated with some of the highest awards presented by the U. S. government, the two P-51 aces arrived at the big west base in the new class of combat veterans at LAAF for the advanced instrument instructors course and are now making then- homes in the city with their wives. Teaming up for the past two years, the two officers have written two of the more impressive combat records of the war with their daring tactics in leading the famed 357th Fighter group of the Eighth Air force to two records in combat and hanging up indi- vidual performances which top any yet at LAAF. Only this week, a news story with an Eighth Air Force fighter station dateline from England in the Army Times told how Capt. Yeager personnally received permission from Gen. Eisenhower to fly again in the European air war after being shot down, wounded and ordered home. Downed Five ME-109s Immediately afterwards, Capt Yeager went out and shot down five ME-109s in less than a minute to earn the first of two Silver Stars and a number of other outstanding awards. Major Anderson, 23, and Capt. Yearger, 22, met when their squad- of No

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  1. Lubbock Morning Avalanche,
  2. 20 Apr 1945, Fri,
  3. Page 12

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