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The Valiant Virgin, the Lady in Red, and the Richest Man in Town Speech

The Valiant Virgin, the Lady in Red, and the Richest Man in Town: A WW2 Oral History Interview with Hal Mapes, B-17 Waist Gunner, ex-POW

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Hal Mapes was a waist gunner on a B-17, and was one of only two men to survive the collision of two bombers in the sky over Chartres, France. As a POW, he took part in the 80-plus day march across Germany near the end of the war. "Best diet I was ever on," he would say more than 50 years later. "We didn't have anything to eat."

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