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George Keating | 731st Bomb Squadron, 452nd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force - Army Air Corps

4:35   |   Once, when the B-17 he was responsible for was heavily damaged, crew chief George Keating stayed with the plane for 72 hours until it was fixed. His job on the ground crew was tough, but he had a really good commander and a so-so assistant.

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