Obituary: Louis Zamperini, whose incredible life of war and survival is worthy of Hollywood, dies at 97

  • by: IRA BERKOW , New York Times
  • Updated: July 3, 2014 - 11:11 PM

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who as an airman during World War II crashed into the Pacific, was listed as dead and then spent 47 days adrift in a life raft before being captured by the Japanese and enduring a harsh imprisonment, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 97.

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