The four survivors of the US Air Force’s B-52 plane crash into the South China Sea during the Vietnam war were (from left) lieutenants James Erbes, Don Harten and Jay Collier and lieutenant colonel Chuck Andermann.

The Vietnam war airman who dodged a million bullets

Don Harten survived more than 300 combat missions during the Vietnam war, one of which ended with a ditching in the South China Sea in a super typhoon. In new book Midair, the flyer’s nephew documents a charmed life and a raid that may have ended hostilities before they had really begun

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The four survivors of the US Air Force’s B-52 plane crash into the South China Sea during the Vietnam war were (from left) lieutenants James Erbes, Don Harten and Jay Collier and lieutenant colonel Chuck Andermann.
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