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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Burt Vardeman | 824th Bomb Squadron, 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force - Army Air Corps

7:09   |   After several missions, the crew began to settle down and get used to the routine. On mission days it was a series of preparations and briefings, and then into the B-24's. Radio operator Burt Vardeman recalls the progression right through to the end with the shot of whiskey.

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