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WWII POW Remembers Allied Victory in Europe

May 8 marks 70 years since the Allied victory in Europe in World War II, but memories are still strong for one veteran who almost didn’t survive the war’s end. Merle Hancock was one of 16 million men who fought in the Second World War, and almost was one of those who didn’t make it home. As he looks at the planes that will fly in the 70th V-E Day anniversary commemoration, Merle remembers being drafted at age 19.  “[I had] never been on an aircraft before, and let alone, hold...

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