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

1:43   |   B-24 gunner James Chafin says that the Japanese fighter planes had the edge in terms of maneuverability, but that ours had the advantage in speed. This was due to a fundamental difference in philosophy. (This interview made possible with the support of MSG RONALD M. CAREY, U.S.A. (RET).)

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