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Freedom Fighters: Allan Harris

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Allan Harris joined the Navy as an eighteen year old in 1942, not because he wanted to sail ships, but because he wanted to fly. 

Harris became a rear seat gunner on a dive bomber that saw action in some of the fiercest battles of World War Two. Even though Harris says, airmen in his position called themselves "goners" instead of "gunners", he returned home safely in 1945, after earning numerous medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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