Dr. Harry Lanauze's office in McKeesport office resembles a shrine to aviation.
A picture of a bomber hangs from the wall behind his desk, just a few feet from a slightly tattered copy of the private pilot's license, received in 1985.
The nose of a tiny model Cessna peers out from a bookcase across the room.
But it's the image in the waiting room, a P-51 fighter, that sparks the most memories.
Long before his life focused on stethoscopes and examining patients, Lanauze was at home in the cockpit of one of these powerful one-seater planes. He escorted bombers through hostile, smoke-filled skies over Germany during World War II.
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