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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

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

1:36   |   As the armorer on a B-24, one of James Chafin's duties was to pull a pin on each bomb that armed them before they dropped. One time he couldn't get one of them out, so that particular bomb went down as a dud. It turns out that it still did it's job. (This interview made possible with the support of MSG RONALD M. CAREY, U.S.A. (RET).)

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