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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Marvin O'Neal | 561st Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force - Army Air Corps

5:56   |   B-17 radio operator and waist gunner Marvin O'Neal recalls his first mission, which involved a lot of flak and a lot of praying. He entered the war in Europe near the end and, on his last mission, he saw a German jet fighter streaking through the sky. Could they win the war with that thing?

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