World War: Dive

An R. A. F. pilot imprisoned in Germany wrote home about how, diving to bomb a submarine, he plunged into the ocean. Excerpt:

"I hit the sea at 200 miles per hour in a steep dive and went straight down without stopping. I tried to get out of the cockpit, but was jammed in with a stuck roof. When I was almost out of breath I managed to break free and come to the surface. My observer was killed at once, for I never saw him again.

"I then found that I was nearly a mile away from [a] merchant ship, in very...

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