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Michael F Pallozola


Pallozola served with the 889th Signal Company attached to 8th and 9th Air Forces. Arriving in the United Kingdom in 1943, he was posted to Wattisham, near Ipswich in Suffolk, and worked on radio and radar systems. Among his duties was the novelty of providing technical assistance for performances by Bing Crosby and Glenn Miller while in this country. He visited Felixstowe on VJ Day and shortly afterwards returned home to the United States and civilian life.



  • Alton Miller

    Military | Major | Band Leader, Entertainer
    Glenn Miller enlisted in the US Army Air Force in 1942 leaving behind a successful music career. He was appointed as a Captain in the Army Specialist Corps and specialized in raising soldiers' morale through music. Miller organized the Glenn Miller...

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  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...


Event Location Date
Born Missouri 21 April 1924
Enlisted Jefferson Barracks, MO 23 June 1943
Celebrated VJ Day Felixstowe 15 August 1945
Interviewed by IWM 10 November 1999
Died 13 January 2014
Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery


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11 August 2020 14:28:04 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

IWM,19945 Oral history interview with Michael Pallozola

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