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Oregon lost a Dolittle Raid bombardier.....

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Mar 21, 2008.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Rev. Jacob Daniel "Jake" DeShazer was 95 years old. Was the bombardier on "Bat Out of Hell". Sentence to life in prison by the Japanese and beaten regularly. A prison guard gave him a Bible. He wasn't a devote Christian, but became one after reading the Bible while in captivity. He swore he would return to Japan, forgive his captors, and convert as many Japanese to Christianity as he could. One of the Japanese senor officers who led the Pearl Harbor Strike listened, read a Bible he gave him, and converted. In all, this guy started and built 23 churches in Japan.<br>
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    When it comes to the Christian idea about forgiving you enemies, he not only talked the talk, he walked the walk.
     
  2. over the hill

    over the hill Active Member

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    A true deciple of God.

    To bad kids arent taught real history anymore.

    Thanks for the thread

    Regards...Gerald
     
  3. Don Steele

    Don Steele Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that post Brian, and the recognition of a Great American. These are the stories our children and grandchildren should be learning and repeating to each other.....not the latest blather about britney spears,paris hilton, etc.
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    Cheers,
    Don
     
  4. slide action

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    Sorry to hear about Jake. His story was told often in Air Force Chapels. He was a great American , he is at peace with his God now, and will spend his first Easter in Heaven! God rest his soul, and God bless the America he defended!
     
  5. Frenchy

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    I remember reading a story about all thoes raiders getting together once a year and toasting there fallen commards.They all have a silver mug with there name on it and when one passes they turn the mug upside down in its space. Does anyone know exactly how many men are left from the raiders?
     
  6. BillM

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    11 left now.
     
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