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.
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.
Louis was forced to hold a piece of wood over his head and if he dropped it he was to be shot
Louis also spent 47 days adrift in the oceon on a raft
Louis continues to inspire people even today with quotes about things he has perservered
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