I have known several of these men over the years.
One of them told me how about when their bird was shot down in enemy controlled territory.
All of his crew was killed.
He evaded capture for two days and walked out on a broken ankle.
He healed and went back to being a door gunner.
He survived the war and grew old in America.
God Bless You John, I will never forget you.
"Now you too can see in the dark."