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Iowans in WWII (Part 1 of 2) (#115)

FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS, IPTV has collected stories of Iowans involved in World War II. This episode features the following stories from that collection: recollections from B-17 bomber crews, the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Dedication at the Des Moines International Airport, and the housing of more than 180 Jews and German dissidents at Scattergood Hostel near West Branch. [27 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Assignment Iowa examines the issues and events that shape what it means to be an Iowan. Hosted by Iowa Public Radio's Todd Mundt, the series explores a wide range of timely topics and the ways they affect Iowa and Iowans.

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