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I always wondered why my grandfather never shared he had been a pilot. | You see, my grandfather never actually got his pilot's license. Heck, when he enlisted, he lied about being 18. | You'd think the Air Force would have noticed a six-year old flying a plane, but apparently old Gramps was wilier than anyone'd expected. | Of course, tricking the Air Force into letting you fly one of their planes isn't something you tell everyone about, but, I was his grandson. I wouldn't have got him in trouble. | A 6 year old child prodigy with the height of a grown adult - that was Gramps in 1942. And he'd have gotten away with it if the Japanese hadn't captured him a year later and requested details including a birth certificate. The forged one was missing

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