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Paul Steffen Finot


Last updated 8/10/2007 at Noon

Paul Steffen Finot, 84, died August 6, 2007, at home in Fallbrook, CA. Born in St. Louis, MO, on December 26, 1922, he lived in Fallbrook for 20 years.

He briefly attended the University of Missouri before joining the US Army’s Air Cadet Program in 1942. As a tail-gunner on a B17 he flew 21 missions over France and Germany, where he was shot down in November 1944 and remained a POW until the end of World War II. His military decorations include two Purple Hearts, three Air Medals, a European Theater Ribbon with two Stars, a Victory in Europe Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation and a POW...

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