Sunday, 18 March
US Eighth Air Force raids Berlin
“This is big!” Pride gushed.
“Your Mom’s ‘Danny Boy’ is right in the middle of the big show, starring as the brave newly promoted squadron commander flying the racehorse of the fighter fleet.”
To be one of 670-long range fighters escorting 1,250 bombers in the heaviest daylight raid on Berlin to date was a heady sensation.
Then in an aside, Colonel Barker, the group leader, had muttered, “You’re lead squadron for Range Rider Group, but don’t get cocky, McCauley.”
Major Daniel McCauley—call sign this mission, Ramrod Lead—polished his new brass oak leaf insignias on the shoulders of his flight jacket.
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