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“’Enemy pursuit coming in at 3 O’clock high!’ the bomber’s interphone crackles. A split second later a silver shape flashes by missing our nose a few hundred feet. Some of the enemy plane’s bullets hit the bomber in front of us, but not in a vital spot."
Pursuit Coming, Enemy Pursuit, Split Second, Alex Brast, Brast Flew, Shape Flashes, Silver Shape, Interphone Crackles, Bullets Hit
Alex Brast flew a B-26, twin-engine ‘Widowmaker” in WW II and survived These bombers were called “the Widowmaker,” because the planes were hard to land, particularly with one engine out, a lot of airmen died when the hot attack-bomber lost air speed and fell out of the sky. It also had a tendency to develop engine trouble on takeoff and crash.
Alex Brast, pilot of a B-26.