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.
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...
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...
||21 April 1924
||Jefferson Barracks, MO
||23 June 1943
|Celebrated VJ Day
||15 August 1945
|Interviewed by IWM
||10 November 1999
||13 January 2014
||Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery