Robert Logan

By excerpt from an essay by student journalist, Sabrina

Robert Logan

Robert Logan’s life is a collection of war stories, traveling, family, and other memories.  He was born in a small town in Indiana in 1924.  He remembers when the newspaper cost a whole 15 cents a week.  At his first job he was paid 34 cents an hour.

During World War II, he was in the Air Corps.  On a bombing mission when he was in a 12-plane  formation, an engine quit.  This put more work on the other three, and soon this caused the plane to lose another engine.  His plane was now flying so slowly that the rest of the formation flew on without him.  As he flew over Amsterdam, Germans shot at him but missed.  Logan managed to make it to a runway,  which he ran off because of the size of his plane and this destroyed the plane’s landing gear.  Belgian civilians took care of him and in 10 days he arrived back at England.

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