A World War II story is told about three brothers from Harris
“I remember the engineer calling out the hits in the wing of our ship and then over the interphone came the report that the radio operator Dodge, William H., had been hit. This was called in by the waist gunner (Sergeant Harvey C. Stark).
“Sgt. Dodge immediately called back on the interphone and said ‘I’m not hit bad, I’ll be alright.’
“That’s the last any of us heard as the interphone was immediately shot out. Both wings and all four engines were on fire at this time so the pilot turned on the alarm for the bail out.
“I heard nothing of Stark all during the attack. I have no other information to tell except I did see the ship explode and saw no chutes or bodies leave the ship at that time.”
The story of the brothers Stark, North Branch High School graduates, has a strange twist of fate in it, and is brought to our attention by a family member who has provided the North Branch American Legion with memorabilia that will be on display next weekend at County Market. See exclusive Memorial Day story in the ECM Post Review by Editor MaryHelen Swanson.