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How George H.W. Bush survived being shot down during World War II

Former President George H.W. Bush was one of the youngest naval aviators in World War II. He flew 58 missions in the Pacific. One flight almost claimed his life when he was shot down and forced to bail out over water. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin explains.
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