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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Dequindre McGlaun | 333rd Bombardment Squadron, 94th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force

9:51   |   The mission to Kiel was a fateful one for B-17 bombardier Dequindre McGlaun. The group was disorganized because of a base reassignment and the men were awakened at 3 AM with no advance notice of a mission. After hitting the target, his squadron was swarmed by enemy fighters. Every 50 cal machine gun on the plane was firing as the bomber slipped lower and lower toward the water.

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