By Herbert Brooks Hatch
Memoirs of a WWII Fighter Pilot
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S were standing. There wa n't a sound for long minutes and then a mighty yell went up. We were home, and there weren't too many dry eyes in the crowd. I couldn't help wondering what the Germans thought at the sight of the brightly lit-up city. They hadn't seen a city lit up for six years. s. It seemed to take forever to get our orders and our tickets to go to our various homes, but it was probably only a couple of days. I finally got mine, went to New York, boarded a train, and set off for Califorma.
You'd let go. It sounds difficult but with a little practice it became SOP. The one absolute requisite for wing men was to stay up close on your flight or section leader, and the closer the better. If you drifted back, you'd get sucked into his propwash, lose control, and ten times out of ten you'd buy the farm right then. New pilots, getting their first go at formation takeoffs, were only too often afraid to stay up close to the leader. Three times I witnessed the tragic resul ts. The first was a mission on which [ was Red Leader and had a brand new kid flying my wing on his first mission.
His steadiness was a great counter to my sometimes wild and excitable nature. He remains in my heart as a true friend, a fine man and pilot I was proud to fly with. ) A GERMA PILOT EAR S OUR RESPECT One day, coming back from a mission up in Austria, we spotted a Fiesler Storch putting along way down below us. A Fiesler Storch was a German aircraft comparable to our artillery spotter aircraft. Kinda like a J3-Cub, only larger. Well, hell, we had to have a go at the poor bastard, so down we went, all sixteen of us P38s.