The Life of Louie Zamperini

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Louie sees the Graf Zeppelin

August 26,1929

Louie starts fall training

1932

Fall training

Louie wins UCLA Cross Country 2 Mile Race

1933

Louie becomes a sophomore

1/1/1933

Louie graduates high school

December 1935

Louie attends the Compton Open

May 22, 1936

Olympic Track Trials

July 1936

Louie is off to New York

July 3, 1936

Louie runs in Germany Olympic Stadium

August 4, 1936 - August 11, 1936

Comes home

September 2, 1936

Japan invades China

1937

NCAA Championships Where Louie is cheated

June 1938

Olympics Canceled

April 1940

Louie joined the Army Air Corps

1941

Louie joins the Army

September 29, 1941

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Louie graduated from Midland

August 1942

Phil's crew jump into Super Man

November 2, 1942

Bombing of Wake

December 23, 1942

Crew would kill sharks with grenades

February 1943

Battle of Nauru

April 1943

Super Man veterans moved to the 42nd squadron of the 11th Bomb Group

May 24 1943

Green Hornet Crashes

May 27, 1943

Stranded

May 27, 1943 - 07/13/1943

Phil and Louie arrive at Kwajalein

July 16, 1943

Leave for Ofuna with Phil

August 26, 1943

Louie meets Fred Garett

January 1944

Arrive at Omori

September 30, 1944

Arrival at Naoetsu

March 21, 1945

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb

August 6, 1945

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb

August 9,1945

Emporer announces surrender

August 15, 1945

War comes to a point of cessation

August 20, 1945

Louie is official home

October 1945

Louie marries Cynthia

May 25, 1946

Louie becomes a Christian

September 1949

Louie visits Sugamo prison to forgive his tormentors and finds peace

1950

Louie does the torch run for the Summer Olympics

1984