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

6:53   |   The pilots hated it and so did all the crews. If a mission was scrubbed, they were supposed to land with their bomb load intact. The policy was sometimes different but Burt Vardeman went through a nerve wracking experience when his plane came in with a full load and the nose wheel gave way.

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