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Air Commando's words of wisdom

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John Alison, deputy commander of the 1st Air Commando Group in 1943, recounts for an audience gathered at the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School at Hurlburt Field May 6, his experiences standing up the outfit in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II. Alongside the British commandos, called the ?Chindits,? the 1st ACG executed Operation Thursday on March 5, 1943, penetrating deep behind Japanese lines and conducting the first nighttime airfield seizure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jason Epley)

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