In 1942, Polish soldiers moving through Iran befriended a young boy who had a bear cub. If you’re going to remember a good Polish war story, make it that one. When we think of World War II, we tend to conceptualize it as being far removed from American soil. Ultimately, 3000 to 4000 Japanese pilots crashed their planes on purpose, which resulted in roughly 3000 Allied deaths. Sure, you could technically not do that, but the unspoken peer pressure was hard for many Japanese pilots to ignore.