Pipeline, Purdue, Petroleum and People Like Us

It was late November 1944. Bob Kiser and his buddies were in their tents at the end of the runway of the 14th Air Force near Yunnanyi, China when several Japanese bombers flew over. Bob said if they “had dropped their bombs just a few seconds sooner,” he “wouldn’t be here to tell the story.” This was the closest call that Bob would have during the war. As he put it, “wars are funny things.”


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