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Always check the landing gear

As a mechanic in the air force, Carl had to go up on test flights every few months. At the time, mechanics never tested the planes they worked on. It was fine, until the landing gear didn’t work.
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Firewoman

When a bomb dropped in England, Joan wasn’t far behind it. Racing out on the back of a military jeep with her crew, Joan said the life of a military firefighter in WWII was filled with excitement.
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77 years with a metal heart

Seventy-seven years after he was shot in 1943, there’s still shrapnel in Frank’s chest they weren’t able to remove.
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The Survivor

Prayer beads blessed by the Pope, seven bullet wounds, and one doctor changed everything for this WWII veteran.
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A great love story: The Kleinbergs

The Kleinbergs met shortly after the British Army liberated the infamous Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen. Nancy saved Howard’s life. Then, they lost contact. How were they reunited? Read to find out.
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The Sailor Who Couldn’t Swim

Staring up at the bottom of the ship, which floated 50 feet above him, Leading Seaman Bernie Heasler really wished he knew how to swim.
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Bill’s War

Autobiography by Bill Hutcherson, who first attempted to join the Royal Canadian Navy when he was only 16 years old.
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When Hell Freezes Over

Sitting as an air gunner on a bombing plane in WWII, it was not uncommon for the open air turrets to reach -40 degrees Celsius. To make matters worse, it was impossible to go use the washroom on these 8-hour flights.
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In the Desert

During the cold war, Ronald ferried supplies through the desert between Egypt and Israel. For him, Remembrance Day is an important reminder of all the freedoms we have today.

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