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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Nicholas Sawicke | 423rd Bomb Squadron, 306th Bomb Group - Army Air Corps

5:32   |   On your return flight, if your bomber fell out of the formation due to damage or mechanical trouble, you were a sitting duck for the German fighters. Gunner Nicholas Sawicke recalls that, if you had to abandon the first target and go to a secondary target, that put you out there in their reach for even longer. There was flak too, and he has the souvenir to prove it.

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