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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Charles Mahaffey | 552nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion

4:52   |   The trip overseas was long for many ships who needed to avoid German U-Boats, but Charles Mahaffey was able to go to Europe about the Queen Mary, one of the fastest ships in the Atlantic. While in England, they would prepare for the eventual invasion of mainland Europe. Moving men over the channel is one task, but moving their anti-aircraft guns would be another difficult endeavor. (This interview made possible with the support of JOSEPH MANN.)

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