Jim Shurskis told the dramatic story of surviving his ship's sinking to students from Williamstown High School.
Private Joe Cooper died in combat on January 4, 1945 near the village of Flamierge, Belgium.
The deaths of a bomber crew near an English airbase in September 1944 demonstrated the danger in flying the B-26 bomber.
Private Jim Shurskis detailed the destruction of Nazi Germany and the refugees returning to their homes in an April 1945 letter.
A miner from Williamstown, Pennsylvania recommends using scrap steel from the closed mines for the newly opened war effort.