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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Gene Frazier | 792nd Squadron, 468th Bomb Group, 58th Bomb Wing - Army Air Corps

3:42   |   Unlike the airmen in Europe, who were over enemy territory most of the time, the men in the Pacific who were bombing Japan were over enemy territory for a fraction of flight time. B-29 Pilot Gene Frazier points out that most missing planes were lost to the vast Pacific Ocean rather than enemy action. Another big danger was crashing on take off.

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