A Glider Pilot During WWII


 Norman H Rambow served in WWII as a pilot and infantry from 1943 to 1945. He joined the army to meet up with his friends that were already in the force. Most of those friends were bombers and used Norman as a pilot to escort the bombers as they make their runs.  Norman would work as a fighter pilot and as a glider pilot which is a pilot who deploys troops to the battlefield and picks up others that request it. He was very daring because most glider pilots would have difficulty steering the plane, but Norman was able to successfully deploy troops everytime. Norman also was apart of the infantry and was normally used as a scout. He saved many lives and came out with his own. His bravery is what made the world what it is today. 

Norman went through a lot in the war. There were very frequent, tense, moments he had experienced during his time in the army, when he was sent out on a scouting mission. He was supposed to see if there was anybody up ahead so that they can clear the jungle. So Norman went up a hill to see if there was anything and as he looked below him he saw a entire Japanese platoon. Normally, he would’ve died but for some reason the platoon looked up at him and waved. Considering they are not friends, more like enemies, this is very interesting to see. Another time is when he and his fellow comrades were starting to go to sleep when Japanese planes started bomb shelling the place. Bomb-shelling means bombing a place with bombs and mortars. Another moment, which was very risky for any life to experience was when Norman got Malaria in the jungle 3 times. Malaria is a fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects certain types of mosquitos which feed on humans. Once someone has gotten this disease, they most likely has symptoms like, high fevers, shaking chills, and a terrible illness. 

In June, 1945, Norman H Rambow retired. Being in the military is very different than an everyday-job. They not only protect and fight for their country, they also have to live through a lot of dying and pain. Thank you Norman H Rambow, for your service.