James Alter headed a mid-sized industrial equipment distribution company for many years. He was also president of two national trade associations. More recently, he has been a professional speaker, a trade magazine columnist, and an adjunct professor teaching management on the graduate level. Mr. Alter and his wife live in downtown Chicago.
"The revival of public interest in WWII is very important. Jim Alter's account of his combat experiences is an excellent personal testament, and should enrich our understanding of that war."
From Campus to Combat
A College Boy Becomes A WWII Army Flier
by James Alter
design by Karen Ocker
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James Alter was a sophomore in college when Japan attacked the United States. He enlisted, and after an Army program that condensed years of training into a few frantic months, was flying over Europe, dodging German gunners in a B-24. Alter proudly recounts the achievements of his heroic generation as he details this "important, but defining chapter" of his early life.