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Spirit of St John the Baptist Parish, LA
B-17G

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Spirit of St John the Baptist Parish, LA Photo courtesy of Paul Harruff
Photo courtesy of Paul Harruff

Citizens of St John the Baptist Parish, LA, collected a total of $335,000 in the 3rd War Bond Drive. It was enough to have a B17 named and dedicated to the parish, with $35,000 left over. Instrumental in collecting these funds was Louis J Maurin, who was later cited by President Harry S. Truman for his efforts in selling war bonds.





 
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