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Marvin Russell | 407th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force - Army Air Corps

8:34   |   At the end of the forced march was a clearing in the Alps. Guard towers had been constructed but white flags started appearing in the nearby town. Soon, a lone US tank came into the camp. The following day, trucks with food arrived and each prisoner, including downed airman Marvin Russell, got his own loaf of good American bread. Liberation day had come.

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