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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Crawford Hicks | 509th Bomb Squadron, 356th Bomb Group, 1st Air Division - Army Air Corps

5:05   |   There was a lot of ingenuity in the captured flyers. Crawford Hicks describes the clever way that "clipped" wings were made from powdered milk cans, so they all had a distinctive insignia. He also tells how the men gave themselves an unlikely morale boost and how they got along with the German guards.

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