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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Fred Chiao | 29th Squadron , 5th Fighter Group, Chinese American Composite Wing - Army Air Corps

8:07   |   Fred Chiao gave his P-40 a Chinese name and lovingly sanded the skin to make it smooth, but he had to bail out when he was hit while attacking advancing Japanese troops. Fighting for control of the plane, he realized a bullet had pierced his jaw.

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