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By Ian Darling

Canadian and British airmen engaged in fierce and lethal battles within the skies over Europe through the moment global warfare. those that survived usually needed to triumph over amazing hindrances to take action -- dodging bullets and German troops, escaping from burning planes and enduring compelled marches in the event that they grew to become prisoners.

In one tale, a tail gunner from Montreal survived regardless of being subconscious whilst blown out of his bomber. one other tale describes how the workforce of a navigator from Ottawa used chewing gum to fill holes of their plane. And one other tells how a pilot from northern Ontario parachuted out of his aircraft and have become the objective of a German machine-gunner, yet inside of hours a hundred and twenty Germans surrendered to him.

These painstakingly researched tales will provide help to think what now-aging veterans continued after they have been younger males within the air battle opposed to Nazi Germany.

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