Cold Front

Meet the men who kept the Thunderbolts flying.

Jugs in fearsome formation. (NASM (SI Neg. #00083262))
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Where’s the one that can’t be seen?

Where’s the one to make sixteen?

One by one, sighs of relief.

I stood alone in disbelief.

No words are said…the others know.

Johnson, who died last year, got it right. “That P-47 was one tough airplane,” he said, “and I guess so were we.”

Thomas D. Jones and Robert F. Dorr are the authors of Hell Hawks! published by Zenith Press.

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