Overcoming Obstacles

The inspirational story of Louis Zamperini

He joined the Air Force in 1941 and was stationed on the Pacific as a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator bomber. What was unusual, however, was that Louis survived the crash and the subsequent 47 days on a raft. The rafts were very poorly equipped but, Louis and his crewmate survived at sea longer than any other known survivors, drinking rainwater and eating the fish they managed to catch.
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Louis Zamperini tells his story
Due to his fame (he had competed in the 1936 Olympics and was one of the fastest distance runners in the world), A jealous and sadistic prison guard, Mutsuhiro Watanabe, whom the prisoners nicknamed “the Bird,” singled Louis out for particularly cruel treatment. Amazingly, he survived two years in the POW camps before being released when the war ended.
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