April 20 – Happy Birthday William H. English

English2.photoThe caption above the accompanying photo that appeared in the September 22, 1944 edition of the Amsterdam Evening Recorder read “Fate Deals Cruel Blow to This Army Officer.” His name was William Howard English. He was a Lieutenant in the Army Air Force during WWII. He flew 50 bombing missions during the war in both Africa and Italy. He had almost been killed on one of those missions…

You can read the rest of my story about this Amsterdam hero in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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