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Three pics: maintenance and cargo loading

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Moon Chin photo, 1941

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“I have no doubt I could start it up and fly her out of here.”

CNAC veterans Fletcher “Christy” Hanks and Gifford Bull scrambled up the ladder into the plane and made a bee-line for the cockpit. I clambered up after them and stood behind the pilots’ seats. Neither of them had been in the … Continue reading

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“Back then, I was younger than you are now.”

The reunion room thundered with band of brothers camaraderie, packed with overjoyed old dudes slapping backs and bellowing into each other’s hearing aids, faces flushing red as they roared greetings and good-natured abuse. Hard-earned exuberance: not a man among them … Continue reading

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