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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Rae Preston | 367th Squadron, 358th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force & 9th Air Force

4:53   |   Rae Preston tried to join the Army Air Corps with his older brother, but was the only one of the two to get in. After he got in as a pilot he went to Cochran Field for flight school. He talks about the types of planes they had him fly there and about the first missions he ever flew, which were to provide air support for other units.

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