Fourth Down: Can’t Run, Can’t Pass

by Paul R. Gordon Sergeant Paul R. Gordon served with the 8th Air Force as a B-17 ball turret gunner during World War II. On his fourth mission, his bomber was overwhelmed and destroyed at the hands of the Luftwaffe. Seriously wounded and alone in occupied France, Paul was given shelter in the town of Mouchin before being discovered by the Germans. He spent the next two and a half…

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