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Denny Thompson: Life of a WWII Bombardier

Denny Thompson: Life of a WWII Bombardier

On American bombers during World War II, nine crew members risked their lives to put one man over the intended target: the bombardier, whose job was to release bombs on time and accurately. The mission was twofold, recalls veteran Denny Thompson, now 94: destroy enemy positions and make it back alive.

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Lucky Lowman: That Fighter-Pilot Attitude

Lucky Lowman: That Fighter-Pilot Attitude

A retired fighter pilot who flew 52 missions in World War II and 185 in Vietnam reflects on war, luck and golf — a game in which, at 93, he remains a standout.

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