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Part 6 covers the period1 October 1943 through February 1944. Shanty O'Neill returns home after burning his mouth with caustic when he reaching for his favorite dry cheese in the mess hall. The cooks had rearranged the store room and led to injury of his mouth. He was returned to the states for medical treatment and the 38th lost a great leader.The air crews and planes of the 822nd and 823rd join the Group and the 38th becomes a 4 squadron Group. Rabaul was reduced by the 5th Air Force until it was considered to have no worth while targets remaining. The 5th AF turned its attention westward towards Hollandia and began the advance to the Philippines.

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