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Joe Balach on top of the B-26 he flew over Europe during World War II. Photo courtesy of Joe Balach. submitted photo

Duluth resident's view of D-Day was from above

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DULUTH — Joe Balach, age “92 and a half,” signed up for the Aviation Cadet Program in 1942 at age 20. He was taking advantage of a new rule that said would-be pilots didn’t need college degrees, just a high school diploma.


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