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The War: B-17 Pilot Remembers Battle of the Bulge

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 7:21 AM

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It's been more than sixty years since Allan Robinson has been behind the controls of an airplane. But the names of his crew mates remain etched in his memory. Today Robinson lives in Wadsworth, Ohio. He witnessed the second world war from the sky behind the controls of a B-17 bomber. From September 1944 through December of that year he flew 35 missions over Germany. After all these years he still has some of the original flight plans. He pulls out a yellowing pieces of paper that's beginning to break apart at the folds. In December of 1944, Hitler launched a massive counter offensive to try to regain lost ground. Robinson was one of the pilots who provided air support in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge.

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