Based on the letters of Earl Philip Reinhalter (1922-1953). Edited by his son, Earl Philip Reinhalter (1950-).
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A dead Jap paratrooper at San Pablo, Leyte, Philippines, early December 1944. This battle was the squadron's most serious
combat situation of the war. For an account, see the article “PARATROOPERS!” in The Squadron Pulse newsletter.
It was likely during this event that Earl earned his Purple Heart. A bullet grazed his temple.
Another crashed Jap plane in the Philippines.
A crashed Jap plane in Leyte, Philippines.
Jap officers - probably a captured photo.
A Jap "visitor," likely from the December 1944 paratroop attack mentioned above.
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