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Fred Eichenbrenner | 315th Troop Carrier Squadron - Army Air Corps

5:47   |   As the pilot revved up the engines on the C-47, one of them sounded really bad. Flight engineer Fred Eichenbrenner pointed out that the plane could fly just fine on one engine. That was a good aircraft. You needed one to fly over the Hump to China.

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