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THE POMEROY GROUP - COMBAT Charles Schleininger corsair schleini@lemoorenet.com "Mission #2 - Bombed beachhead south of Rome. Direct flak - 8 holes, shot away hydraulic line to gear & flaps. No fighters. The loss of hydraulic fluid meant that the gear had to be cranked down by hand. Sgts. Fugate & Recoor did the cranking with no problems except for their physical effort. We landed safely - the brakes worked. Flight time - 6.0 hours. February 12



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