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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

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

4:00   |   Nicholas Sawicke was a lucky man. The B-17 gunner finished the required missions without any aircraft he was on suffering a mishap. His pilot, who was out for a few missions, had to stay on longer than the gunner to finish his tour. He was not so lucky.

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