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Merrill Burroughs | Headquarters Battery, 206th Anti-Aircraft Battalion - Army

3:27   |   Tinian was a little easier time than Saipan and Iwo Jima, says Merrill Burroughs, who was with an Anti-Aircraft battery. He still had close calls when Japanese planes strafed the island. On the way in, he managed to hide a case of pork and beans, which was a precious thing.

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