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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

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

7:51   |   Preston describes the living conditions he had for the duration he was in Europe, and flying a P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft. His first mission ever was to help escort B-17 Bombers. He also remembers helping out on D-Day, and what a typical mission routine was like for him.

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