By Roger Freeman
;American Eagles, quantity 2: P-38 Lightning devices of The 8th and 9th Air Forces (USAAF colors) КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: American Eagles, quantity 2: P-38 Lightning devices of The 8th and 9th Air Forces (USAAF Colours)Автор: Roger FreemanИздательство: vintage PublicationsISBN: 1903223172Год: 2001Страниц: 82Формат: PDF в RARРазмер: 23.38МБЯзык: английскийThis publication examines the special twin-boomer in ETO carrier together with photographic editions and 'Droop Snoot' high-speed bombing missions. additionally contains an outline of P-38 camouflage and markings and careers of a few Lightning aces. 33 color profiles. 148 black/white photos.Скачать: Depositfiles UploadingHotfile zero
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The Reverend” Pillow was giving the boys hell. Never have I seen more inspiring leadership. He talked like a movie hero, only he meant it. Pillow’s loader, Howard Curler, was pretty comical. His glasses were broken and he was using binoculars in their stead. He’d squint in myopic glory through the ¤eld glasses at tanks that were no more than 150 yards away. To everyone but Curler their 88s looked like telephone poles. Over in the 1st Platoon, Tom Wilson was pretty comical too. ” Then came the order for us to withdraw as best as we could.
Having successfully traversed some eight hundred yards of open ground to reach a deep draw one hundred yards short of the pillbox, the troops then discovered that their light machine guns had iced up and the only automatic weapon still functioning was a Browning automatic ri®e (BAR). Lieutenant Burgamy and Pfc. John Mauro Jr. went on alone toward the pillbox until the sight of trip wires made them stop. The rest of the platoon opened ¤re as planned, and their ¤re was returned from men in several positions around the pillbox, who sent up signal ®ares calling down artillery and mortar ¤re on the platoon’s position.
The deeper we got[,] the more effective each half-pound block was. We didn’t need anyone to prod us on, as just after we started digging, mortar ¤re and 88-mm artillery started raining down on the town. The 88s came in rapidly and could be heard coming, but the mortar shells gave no warning until, just before impacting, a slight whishing sound could be heard. Most shells were directed into the town, but a few hit among our positions. One or two guys received wounds, but in most respects, we got through the day pretty well.