U.S. At War: If I Had to Jump

Virtually everyone who has ever flown has at one time or another asked himself the question: "What if I had to jump?" One afternoon recently, in an Army plane over Kentucky, five men came face to face with this terrifying crisis. None of them had ever made a jump. Senior officer aboard was 43-year-old Colonel Lewis Baker Cuyler, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Operations of the Army Air Forces. Lost, groping in & out of an overcast, running out of gas and with no chance of making a landing in the mountainous terrain, the five realized that there...

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