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James Chafin | 370th Bomb Squadron, 307th Bomb Group, 13th Air Force - Army Air Corps

7:00   |   It was an extremely long mission. A Japanese fleet was known to be in Brunei Bay and the B-24's would have to refuel along the way to hit them while they were there. Gunner James Chafin describes the action as they attacked the great battleship Yamato. Back at the base, having narrowly survived, they made a stunning discovery while examining the plane. (This interview made possible with the support of MSG RONALD M. CAREY, U.S.A. (RET).)

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