Japanese-American WWll War Hero dies at age 98

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Ben Kuroki overcame America's discrimination policies towards Japanese-Americans and flew 58 bomber missions over Europe, North Africa, and Japan, when it was estimated that only 1 in 4 of a bomber crew lasted 25 missions over Europe.

At the time, the Army Air Forces banned soldiers of Japanese ancestry from flying, but Kuroki earned his way onto a bomber crew and flew 58 bomber missions over Europe, North Africa and Japan during the war. He took part in the August 1943 raid over Nazi oil fields in Ploesti, Romania, that killed 310 fliers in his group. He was captured after his plane ran out of fuel over Morocco, but he managed to escape with crewmates to England.
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The little known facts about the bombing campaign. The British liked going at night. They produced fewer planes and fewer pilots/aircrews. The U.S. Went with bombing during the day. We could afford the higher losses and casualties. And bombing during the day was hella more effective than the night bombing back then.

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