09:30, Wednesday, 13th June, 1635
Magdeburg Airfield, Magdeburg

Lance Corporal Johann Fabricius of the USE Marine 1st Reconnaissance Company lay back in his deck chair and admired the activity on the runway. "I love hard work," he muttered loudly enough for his companions to hear.

"Just as long as you aren't doing it," Lance Corporal Al Dinckeler said.

Johann turned his head so he could look at . . .

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