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War brings glory and war brings death. Let no man think the former compensates the latter. This book is not dedicated to the glories of a great combat record. It is a memorial to those who gave their lives to make that record. They are the only heroes. No rank, medals, or words of praise can do justice to their sacrifices.
United States Air Force, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories, 444th Bombardment Group, 676th Bomb Squadron, 677th Bomb Squadron, 678th Bomb Squadron
United States Army Air Forces, "The pictorial history of the 444th Bombardment Group, very heavy special" (1947). World War Regimental Histories. 128.