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Leap of Faith: A WWII Story (Video)

A World War II veteran shares the story of the harrowing six months he spent in German prison camps and his eventual triumphant return to the United States. At just 18 years old, Hjalmar Johansson went on his first WWII mission as a nose gunner in a B-24 bomber. When his squadron came under heavy fire, Hjalmar and the rest of the crew were forced to abandon their plane behind enemy lines with no help in sight.
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    Leap of Faith: A WWII Story (Video)

    • Author

      History.com Staff

    • Website Name

      history.com

    • Year Published

      2015

    • Title

      Leap of Faith: A WWII Story (Video)

    • URL

      https://www.history.com/news/leap-of-faith-a-wwii-story-video

    • Access Date

      June 20, 2018

    • Publisher

      A+E Networks

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