WWII Pilot’s Letters Returned To Children After Year-Long Search

Posted by admin on Jul 8, 2013

The letters of a World War II pilot were returned to the man’s children after a year-long nationwide search. Salt Lake City native, Roy Gee, was a fighter pilot during World War II and during his years of service he chronicled his experiences in letters home to his mother.

Gee flew fighter planes in the Pacific before eventually being shot down by enemy guns. He was awarded the Navy Cross and the Navy Marine Corp Medal. Gee died in 2009 at the age of 89. The letters ended up in the West Valley home of a distant relative, Kathleen Duran.

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