World: First Blood

Over Sicily the American B-25 bombers dropped their greetings, were promptly jumped by 20 Nazi Messerschmitts and Focke-Wulfs. Down to the bombers' aid dived an escort of P-40 Warhawks. First Lieut. Charles Hall turned neatly inside two Focke-Wulfs, slapped a burst of tracers into the second plane, followed it down, saw it crash in a towering cloud of dust. Back at his base, Lieut. Hall received special congratulations from General Dwight D. Eisenhower. His Focke-Wulf was the first enemy plane to be shot down by the Negro fighter squadron commanded by Lieut. Colonel Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

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