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World War II pilot and battle of Midway hero James Muri dies in Montana at age 93

from Edmonton Journal

World War II pilot James Muri, who saved his crippled B-26 bomber and crew by buzzing the flight deck of a Japanese aircraft carrier during the Battle of Midway, has died in Billings. He was 93. Muri died of natural causes, according to Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. On June 4, 1942, Muri piloted one of four B-26 bombers that took off from Midway Island to attack a Japanese fleet planning to invade the U.S. outpost about 1,100 miles (1,770 kilometres) northwest of Hawaii. more


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