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David Hirsch | 62nd Squadron, 39th Bomb Group VH, 314th Bomb Wing - Army Air Corps

6:38   |   Flying out of Guam, David Hirsch was a gunner on a B-29. One mission over Japan went very badly. First, they failed to drop the bombs due to a technical problem, then they were hit by enemy fire and the bail out signal was given over the cold Pacific water.

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