James R. Hoel

James Richard Hoel was a Harris Bank of Chicago employee in the early 1940s. When he enlisted as a cadet in the Army Air Corps, his manager presented him with an engraved watch as a parting gift. Hoel lost that watch when his plane was shot down on May 17th, 1943. And then, sixty years later, Hoel received a phone call from England from a man who had found his watch. Read the incredible story (opens in new tab).


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