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Perhaps her most significant accomplishment was running a telegraph wire through a 70-foot-long (21m) pipe that was 8 inches (200 mm) in diameter while under heavy bombardment. She was small enough to fit through the pipe, and her efforts proved to be crucial for winning the 1944 Luzon campaign in the Philippines.



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A couple of things struck me as odd. “Dangling below the waist gunners feet”. Dangling? Telegraph wire? 
Then I saw the author’s name. :lol:

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A few things not mentioned in the article:

Corporal William A. Wynne published a book about Smoky and their lives together during and after the war.  "Yorkie Doodle Dandy" was published in 1996.  My copy was a gift from his son.

His son, William G. Wynne, was a US Marine Corps Corporal in VietNam, and later served as a member of the US Marine Corps Reserve, the Army National Guard, and as a reserve police officer.  He was also known as Sagebrush Bill, SASS #5269 and a member of the Horse Ridge Pistoleros. 

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