Hall of Heroes
Winston Churchill said, "The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we're spirits—not animals." And he said, "There's something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."
Lt. Edward Polhemus
Name: Edward Polhemus
Aircraft: B-24 "Liberty Belle"
Comments: Pop received his private pilot’s license on his 16th birthday in 1937 and enlisted on his 20th birthday, December 9, 1941, entering the Army Air Corps in January 1942. He flew 36 missions and earned an Air Medal and a Distinguished Flying Cross before returning to the home front for additional training to act as a flight instructor through the end of the war. His eldest brother, infantry Sgt. James F. Polhemus, was killed in action around St. Lo, France in June 1944.