WWII Vet Describes Surviving Exploding Plane at 29,000 ft
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Wayne Daniels was a pilot of a B-17 during WWII. In one of his missions over Germany, his plane was struck and he was face-to-face with death.
The tail gunner, waist gunner, and ball turret gunner were all killed in the strike. Meanwhile, his co-pilot was blown out of the cockpit along with the steering wheel. But luckily for him, a voice in his head urged him to push through and make it out. The voice he heard apparently came from his dead brother.
When Daniels was a kid, he lost his father, brother, and sister in a drowning accident. Left alone to care for his mother, Daniels did everything he could to survive. As the interview ended, you can see how proud and content he is with what he has done in his life. He knew he did everything he could and more.