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A Soaring Tribute to POWs – WWII vets honored with flight by American Airpower Museum. Farmingdale, Long Island, New York.

As he lay by the side of the road in German-occupied France, Bernie Rader buried his dog tags. His unit had been ambushed, and Rader, who had been wounded, knew he’d be captured. But before the Nazis got him, the Jewish soldier from Brooklyn made sure they wouldn’t see his tags — stamped with an “H” for Hebrew.

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