Though all but forgotten now, Korean War leaves far-reaching legacy
John Machian, left, a radio operator from Omaha with the 1343rd Engineer Combat Battalion, reads about the armistice in Stars and Stripes in 1953.
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 12:00 am
Standing over a bomb dolly, U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Carl Comte stuck his survival knife into a cylinder's seam and twisted the blade.
Welds popped. Comte pried a small opening in the tin canister that was as long as he was tall. He pulled out several pieces of paper, slipped the knife into his belt sheath and tucked the souvenirs amid the celestial tables and maps in his navigation bag. Then the dolly's cargo was loaded into the B-29's bomb bay.
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