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

3:21   |   When you attack naval vessels on a bombing run, the amount of anti-aircraft fire can be overwhelming. B-24 gunner James Chafin felt, after his most dangerous mission, that the Man upstairs had saved him for a higher purpose. This helped him face the strain of postwar life, something the rest of the crew was unable to do.

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