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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Richard Fleischer | 340th Fighter Squadron, 348th Fighter Group - Army Air Corps

4:58   |   They all assumed they would be shipping out for Europe but when the ship turned South, Richard Fleischer and the rest of the newly trained P-47 pilots learned they were heading for the Pacific. They were fortified during the passage by the stash of liquor each pilot was allowed to take with them and then they waited in Brisbane for their planes to catch up with them. (Provided by LifeCairn, Inc.)

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