U.S. Air Force 1942–1967


John Filios grew up in Westfield, one of 10 children of Italian immigrants. During World War II, he worked in Fall River assembling munitions. He joined the Air Force in 1942, shortly after the Japanese attacked Guam and Wake Island. He was trained to be a radio operator, and would eventually help test and maintain radar installations during the Cold War.

This interview was recorded at the Bedford VA Medical Center.

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