Steve joined the Army Air Force in early 1943 and went through basic officer training, basic navigation, and advanced navigation before being deployed to England in 1944. The following is a log he kept of his movements. He was shot down on his first mission and he navigated his pilot to Switzerland, where they were interred.
This is a picture of his Swiss Internee membership card:
Of course they had to do something with their time. This is a picture of his ski-school card. Actually, they did try to ski their way out of Switzerland but they were caught resulting in the jail entrees in the list above.