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At age 23, Morris Larkin (1922) was an air force crewman flying bombing missions over German military installations in France. On August 13, 1944, his plane was shot down and the crew imprisoned in a series of war camps. While imprisoned, Larkin embroidered his handkerchief by unraveling shoestrings and clothing to create his own embroidery floss and using a powdered-milk can for a hoop. The commemorative piece depicts Larkin’s wartime experience, including an embroidered list naming fellow prisoners of war and the camps in which they stayed. In July 2000, the United States Air Force awarded Larkin the Distinguished Flying Cross for deeds of heroism during aerial flight.
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