I married a girl who grew up in Columbia, SC and her next door neighbor was none other than retired Lt. Col. Horace Crouch
who was one of the last surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders. Her grandfather was also a WWII veteran who had the unique distinction of starting his career as a submariner before later becoming a member of the Silver Eagles
as an enlisted Naval aviator. I'd love to hear your WWII connections if you'd like to email me back and share.