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442nd Fighter Wing / U.S. Air Force
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

‘Flying coffin’ glider pilot from WWII gets overdue Bronze Star

The CG-4A could carry 13 fully equipped troops plus a pilot and co-pilot. As a cargo carrier, its capacity was almost 4,000 pounds. Used late in the war, gliders were generally considered expendable in combat.