“James (‘Jim’), Robert (‘Bob’) and John (‘Jack’) were pilots, Arthur (‘Art’) was a bombardier and William (‘Bill’) was a technical sergeant. All five brothers served in the Italian theater and all came home alive,” Dan Dealy, James’s nephew and a former U.S. Navy pilot himself, told Discovery News.
While identical twins John and Arthur were captured and taken into German POW camps, Robert and James were lucky enough to be helped out by Italian families after they were shot down.
The image shows (left to right) James, John and Robert Dealy receiving awards during the ceremony where they were given their pilots' wings. Arthur Dealy is obscured at right.