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...not only for us but for the whole world.'' George Kuckenbecker is one of the veterans participating in the tour. A tail gunner with the 15th Air Force during World War II, he flew B24s out of Italy. Flying in those days was ``scary as hell...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070200/Loc_bomber.shtml
Trail tales & trekking

...or, like today, you can take the back like I do." His position at the end of the line is also known as the "the tail gunner" or "the cowboy" because he herds them all along. But most of the bantering and the pet names will remain a secret...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112009/out_527032386.shtml
Taking a look - or ride - in a WWII plane

...not only for us but for the whole world.'' George Kuckenbecker is one of the veterans participating in the tour. A tail gunner with the 15th Air Force during World War II, he flew B24s out of Italy. Flying in those days was ``scary as hell...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070200/Loc_bomber.html
Local
George Lee Benesch

...He graduated from Pueblo High in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in March of 1944. He trained as a tail gunner on B29s and flew missions out of Guam and Okinawa towards the end of WWII. After he was honorably discharged in 1946...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031509/obi_409861628.shtml
Earl 'Bud' F. House

...During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps with the 366th Bombardment Squadron, 305th Bombardment Group as a tail-gunner (European Theater). After his discharge in November 1945, he moved to Richland, Wash., where he met and married...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082704/obi_budhouse.shtml
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