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Jim captains the crew of the “Dakota Zephyr,” a B-24 bomber engaged in attacking Germany during the autumn of 1944. The young American pilot is halfway through a treacherous 35 mission tour and has his next target in sight – the heavily defended rail yards of Vienna, Austria. The pilot is guiding his squadron of bombers towards the drop zone when the sky in front of them suddenly erupts in a devastating barrage of German artillery fire. Jim holds steady by remembering his memories of home, his hopes and dreams, and his fear of the future… the words of a letter he wrote after his first few months of combat, a letter he now carries on every mission he flies. Facing death at any moment in the blackened skies over Vienna, the pilot begins to narrate his letter. Jim’s words reveal an honest admission of fear and regret addressed to the one person in his life that’s never shown a hint of weakness… his father. A veteran of World War I whose quiet stoicism originally inspired Jim to ..