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Michael Gold | 708th Bomb Squadron, 447th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force - Army Air Corps

6:40   |   It was only his third mission when B-17 navigator Michael Gold had to bail out over Germany. But for a last minute burst of wind, he would have been captured by a yard full of German schoolgirls, but it was a farmer with an old gun that wound up taking him in to the Luftwaffe.

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