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Daughter Shares Her Father's 'Proud Pilot' WWII Experiences

Gail Spelis / Courtesy

Gail Spelis / Courtesy

Gail Spelis co-wrote a book "Proud Pilot: A True Story Of Family, Wartime and Survival Against The Odds" with her father Lt. Col. Robert J. McMurry (USAF Retired).

The book tells the story of her father as a pilot in WWII for the US Air Force. He logged 33,000 hours in the air with 24 years of service for the Air Force and 16 years as a civilian pilot.

Gail Spelis joins Insight to share her father's experiences in the war and after. 

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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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