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Jim Wicker | 22nd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, 7th Photo Reconnaissance Group, 8th Air Force - Army Air Corps

5:42   |   When he had to bail out, Jim Wicker was literally sucked from the cockpit when he released the canopy because of his high rate of speed. He was just a hundred miles inland a few days after D-Day and the Germans caught him almost immediately. As he sat in solitary confinement waiting for interrogation, he was comforted by his faith.

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