Wendy’s Father’s Africa in World War II

From the time she was a little girl, Wendy aspired to visit Africa because of her father’s World War II pictures and stories including those about his pet monkey. In 1942, her father went to Officer Candidate School in Miami; then in January 1943 he flew to his 1st African assignment in French Equatorial Africa. Ashley Woodrow Rice was a 24 year old lieutenant, cargo pilot, and base commander in the Air Force (formerly the Army Air Corps). These are some of the photos her father took during his tour of duty across Africa.

Wendy’s Father’s Africa from 1943 to 1945

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From the time she was a little girl, Wendy aspired to visit Africa because of her father’s World War II pictures, stories, and having a pet monkey. In 1942, her father went to Officer Candidate School in Miami, then in January 1943 he flew to his 1st African assignment in French Equatorial Africa.  Ashley Woodrow Rice […]

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