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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Russell Vaudrey | 400th Bomb Squadron, 90th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force - Army Air Corps

6:03   |   As a B-24 mechanic and flight engineer, Russell Vaudrey was witness to some spectacular crashes, including one in which he commandeered a fire truck and rescued the entire crew from the burning wreckage. Believe it or not, command had a problem with him taking the truck.

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