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“We were hit.” An excerpt from a World War II pilot’s history

Richard Junius Petit, a World War II veteran, was captured by the Germans on March 16, 1944. The following excerpt is from History According to Richard Junius Petit: The War Years 1942-1945. “We were hit by German fighters just after crossing the border of France. Our position had been as the last plane in the …

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