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In the Military: WWII bomber pilot’s story one of thousands at museum

Charles Evans, left, a 94-year-old Saratoga Springs resident who flew B-24 bombers in World War II, has became the 2,000th veteran to record memories of his service with the state Military Museum and Veterans Research Center. He is shown here with Wayne Clarke from the museum.
Charles Evans, left, a 94-year-old Saratoga Springs resident who flew B-24 bombers in World War II, has became the 2,000th veteran to record memories of his service with the state Military Museum and Veterans Research Center. He is shown here with Wayne Clarke from the museum.
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Wayne Clarke, coordinator of the oral history program at the New York State Military Museum, is a good listener. “I get paid to listen to war stories,” Clarke said. “Many of these stories could be turned into movie scripts,” Clarke said. The story of World War II bomber pilot Charles P. Evans of Saratoga Springs is a good example. Evans, now 94, gave his oral history to Clarke at the military museum on Lake Avenue ...


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