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 Posted: Sun Feb 17th, 2008 04:23 am
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Johan Steele
Life NRA,SUVCW # 48,Legion 352

Joined: Sat Dec 2nd, 2006
Location: South Of The North 40, Minnesota USA
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I was privledged to be a volunteer at the base Museum @ Keesler AFB in the early 90's. Nice little museum w/ a model of every plane flown from the base. Three older gents(WWII vets)walked in one morning and a few minutes later I heard: "I know that plane, it shot me down three times!" Turned out one had flown night fighters for the Luftwaffe w/ something like thirty or forty kills of Brit bombers. Another had been a pilot for a B-24 shot down twice once by the Germans and once by the Russians (by accident) the other had been a waist gunner on a B-17. I spent 3-4 hours w/ those gents, bought them dinner that eve. Worth every penny.

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