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Soldier escapes death in World War II, inspires generations
200810-A-ZZ999-001.JPG Photo By: Alabama Department of Archives and History

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia - The crew of the B-29 bomber called "The City of Los Angeles." Army Staff Sgt. Henry Erwin is second from the right in the front row. Erwin received the Medal of Honor in 1945 after saving his crew by throwing a burning smoke bomb out of the window of the plane.


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