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Bill Peterson came from Sebring, Fla. without graduating from high school but eventually found his niche at the controls of a P-51 Mustang fighter plane in the Pacific during World War II. He finished the war as among the Americans in Toyko after the Japanese surrendered in 1945. 

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Peterson flew P-51 Mustang fighter in Pacific during WWII

For a kid who didn't finish high school Wilhelm Herbert "Bill" Peterson ended up with a college degree and eventually in the seat of a P-51 Mustang fighter plane in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

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Peterson flew P-51 Mustang fighter in Pacific during WWII

For a kid who didn't finish high school Wilhelm Herbert "Bill" Peterson ended up with a college degree and eventually in the seat of a P-51 Mustang fighter plane in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

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