Walter Cronkite's Life and Career in Pictures

Walter Cronkite television anchor news reporter newsman
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After a stint in radio that ended 1939, Cronkite was sent by United Press International to cover the war in Europe. His exploites include flying with the 303 Bomber Group over Germany, above, parachuting into Holland with the 101st Airbonre, and landing at Normandy during the invastion by Allies.

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