Segment 11


Armanini is most proud of the moment he met Gabby Gabreski and how Gabreski congratulated him on how well he bombed the target. He describes how he witnessed Gabreski shoot down an enemy plane in his mind's eye even today. He also describes how he met Tom Mix before the war at a movie theater when he was a kid.[AnnotatorÂ’s Note: The shot changes as the interview was ended and then Armanini began to speak again.] Armanini talks about the 100th Bomb Group's first mission which was actually a practice mission in which they lost three planes to enemy fire.


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