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Keeping up the tradition

An undated picture of the aircrew of the ?Round TWIP Wabbit & Thumper,? a B-17 Flying Fortress with the 524th Squadron, 379th Bombardment Group (Heavy), "The Grand Slam Group," in England during World War II. Flight Officer Gordon Copeland Hay Jr. can be seen in the first row on the left. Hay and the crew carried small packs of maps, guides to avoid capture, and even local-language phrase books in case they had to bail out over enemy territory. (courtesy photo)

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